Crick’s letter about DNA discovery to be sold at auction

Francis Crick with James D. Watson, co-discoverers of the structure and function of DNA, are shown in this image taken circa 1953NEW YORK (Reuters) – A letter by Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of DNA, outlining the Nobel Prize-winning achievement to his young son is expected to fetch as much as $2 million when it is sold at auction in April, Christie’s said on Tuesday. Crick and James Watson unraveled the double-helix structure and function of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) while working together in Cambridge, England, in 1953. They received the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1962 for their ground-breaking work. …

Record-Setting Snowfall Seen from Space

Record-Setting Snowfall Seen from SpaceA large storm system is moving eastward across the central United States, leaving record amounts of snow through the area.  From its vantage point in orbit, NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of what all the white stuff looks like from space.