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Today in Science (0929)

Being a little quiet here … combination of a looming Sunday deadline, grading, and the fact that I threw my back out on Thursday afternoon and am now in constant pain. Ah, the joys of life! There will, however, be some exciting news on Monday, so stay tuned.

Here’s your Today in Science ….

Births

1898 – Trofim Lysenko, Lamarkian biologist

1901 – Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1920 – Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1931 – James Watson Cronin, American nuclear physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1887 – Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon

1927 – Willem Einthoven, Dutch inventor and Nobel Prize laureate