Quickies: First single protein images, Twitter’s white people problem, and graphic novels

  • First ever images of a single folded protein – “The team tested their method on a range of protein molecules, all just a few nanometres in size, such as the haemoglobin found in red blood cells. The results agreed well with molecular models derived from X-ray crystallography (see image below), suggesting the images are accurate.”
  • Twitter’s white people problem – “While blacks and Latinos comprise 28 percent of the US workforce, they make up just 6 percent of Twitter’s total US workforce and six percent of Facebook employees. The number drops to five percent at Google.”
  • 25 graphic novels written by women – In case you need more additions to this year’s “to read” list.
  • Off-putting logo brings NY village to polls – Um, it’s more than off-putting – it depicts a white settler strangling a Native American. From Ray.


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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