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Double Helix

The Marvelous Helix: From DNA to Astrophysical Jets

Mario Livio | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

The Vela pulsar is not the only astronomical object exhibiting a helical jet. Evidence for such jets has been observed in other pulsars and in active galactic nuclei. The latter represent supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.

LOOK: DNA Photographed For First Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.13.2012 | Science

We've sequenced it, modified it for our food, and built billion-dollar companies on it. But until now, no one has ever seen a photograph of it. "It...

Miles Davis and the Double Helix

Marjorie Senechal | Posted 10.25.2012 | Science
Marjorie Senechal

The two cultures metaphor -- math and science belonging to one, jazz and writing to the other -- has vanished. Think helices: sciences and humanities, bonded by their affinities, the intertwined blueprint of one culture. Think jazz.