Daily Archives: May 16, 2016

Forgotten woman who gave us our first clear look at DNA

Rosalind Franklin1Darwin and natural selection, Pavlov and conditioning, Watson and Crick and DNA — no matter how little we know about science, there are certain names that popular culture associates with scientific progress.
But how often is this an overly simplistic view of discovery? Dig a bit deeper and the history of science becomes riddled with unsung heroes.

The Efforts to Identify the Lost Souls of America’s Potter’s Fields

Potters Field 1From New York’s Hart Island to Dunn County, Wisconsin, experts and volunteers alike work to provide closure to the families of those interred in unmarked graves.