The many stages of writing a research paper

Watch as computer scientist Timothy Weninger goes through 463 drafts of a scientific research paper.

Pen, removed from woman's stomach after 25 years, still works

Things like this are why medical case reports make for absolutely fabulous reading.

From the Annals of Improbable Research

Via Philip Bump

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The discovery of DNA

Fifty-nine years ago this week, James Watson and Frances Crick published their first description of the structure of DNA. You can read the full, historic paper online. Note that the "unpublished experimental results and ideas" of Dr. R. E. Franklin get a shout-out at the end. (Via Pourmecoffee) Read the rest