A London woman has made headlines after going public with her decision to quit her job because she’s too attractive. Laura Fernee told the Daily Mail her most recent job was in medical research, which she started in 2011. Fernee has a PhD in science and started in the workforce in 2008. “The truth is my good looks have caused massive problems for me when it comes to employment, so I’ve made the decision that employment just isn’t for me at the moment,” the 33-year-old told the paper. “Even when I was in a laboratory in scrubs with no makeup they still came on to me because of my natural attractiveness.” Because she’s not working, Fernee’s parents are covering her expenses including rent, gym membership and more than $2,300 a month in designer clothes.
Je voudrais qu’on remonte l’escalier en courant, qu’on catapulte tous nos rêves, que tu me fasses l’amour jusqu’à l’aube pendant deux milles ans. Que le soir au soleil couchant, on se fasse des serments. Je voudrais partager tes nuits, j’ai tant besoin qu’on se noie dans les nuits fauves.
Si seulement je pouvais capturer ta beauté, l’effleurer de mes mots impurs, la caresser au rythme hésitant de ma ponctuation, en recueillir amoureusement l’essence divine pour tenter de l’incruster maladroitement dans un texte anodin.
Mais je n’ose pas, de peur de tout gâcher, de peur de laisser s’envoler l’irréel éphémère de ce moment bariolé, de peur que l’onirique m’échappe, de peur que tu t’évades.
Building a ladder with golden rungs sounds like a pricey project, right? That’s probably why we restrict these construction projects to the nanoscale.
This ribbon-shaped molecular structure is actually composed of nanoscale gold rods linked together by strands of synthetic DNA. The coolest part? This thing built itself. Brookhaven researchers discovered an entirely new nano-mechanism in which the DNA actually directs the construction, acting as a kind of intelligent glue.
The research could lead to new nanomaterials, custom-designed and self-assembled to scientists’ specifications. You know, if gold ribbons strung together with DNA isn’t enough for you.
(I miss Brookhaven. I miss blogging for work. I miss science every day.)