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In which we miss Paul, wonder aloud about clones and dominant handedness, and begin a longer conversation (to be picked up in the next non-episode episode) about proteins, prions and disease.

Alchemical symbols (as seen in The Island of Dr. Moreau and the Blue Period paintings of Rachel Duncan):

http://alchemicaldiagrams.blogspot.com/2011/10/alchemy-symbols-with-meanings.html

Genes and Handedness

http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2014/12/02/left-handedness-genes-and-a-matter-of-chance/

HOMEWORK!

If you’re interested in boning up before Episode 6 – Misfolded Proteins and Prions, Oh My! here is an article to start reading. It’s a good overview with introductory material.

Protein Misfolding and Neurodegenerative Diseases
http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/protein-misfolding-and-degenerative-diseases-14434929

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These are the diagrams and figures used to calculate the flight of the pencil from the fire extinguisher in Season 2 Episode 10 of Orphan Black, and covered in Episode 3 of the podcast. It turns out that you can use the Projectile Motion Simulator and skip all this, but then you’d miss the amusing force diagrams.

Episode 3 Diagram 1

Numbers for Calculations:

Pencil: 7″ = about 17 cm, weight = 8 grams = 128 grains, diameter = 1 cm, height = 1 cm.

Eye: 2.4 cm height, 2.1 cm length, 78% water (for density)

Brain: 14cm width, 16.7 cm length, 9.3 cm height

Fire Extinguisher: 195 PSI = 1344 kPa

Rachel Duncan = 5’7″ (with heels), distance from top of head to center of eyeball approximately 5″.

Distance between fire extinguisher to Rachel approximately 7 feet.

Angle of fire from fire extinguisher to Rachel’s eye: 14.5 degrees.

Episode 3 Diagram 2

Episode 3 Diagram 3

Show Notes: Episode 003 – They Saved Rachel’s Brain?

Physics

Force Diagrams with Measurements used can be found at http://www.youwonscience.com/shownotes_ep003/

Projectile Motion Equations:
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/vectors/Lesson-2/Horizontally-Launched-Projectiles-Problem-Solving

Projectile Motion Simulation (with bonus Buick and Michelangelo statue)
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/projectile-motion

Inelastic Collision Calculator:
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/inecol2.html

Transorbital Intracranial Injuries:

Transorbital penetrating Brain Injury images
http://radiopaedia.org/cases/transorbital-penetrating-brain-injury
S Matsumoto, K Hasuo, A Mizushima, F Mihara, M Fukui, T Shirouzu, and K Masuda
Intracranial penetrating injuries via the optic canal.
Am J Neuroradiol 1998 19: 1163-5
http://www.ajnr.org/content/19/6/1163.long
Daniel M. Bursick, Robert G. Selker.
Intracranial pencil injuries.
Surgical Neurology, Volume 16, Issue 6, December 1981
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0090-3019(81)90235-4.
(NOTE:Article is paywalled: boo.)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0090301981902354
Frontal Lobe: Functions and Injuries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontal_lobe
The Centre for Neuro Skills | Brain Injury | Frontal Lobes
http://www.neuroskills.com/brain-injury/frontal-lobes.php

Neuropsychology (For samples of graded naming tests)
http://www.slideshare.net/monipoli/neuropsychology-compiled-report
Phineas Gage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_Gage

Phineas Gage: Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/phineas-gage-neurosciences-most-famous-patient-11390067/?no-ist

Isaac Newton Sticking Things in His Eye

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/exhibitions/Footprints_of_the_Lion/8Bodkin.html (from his notebook)

http://thegruesomeblog.com/2014/07/27/isaac-newton-his-eye-and-his-bodkin/ (if you want to see a bodkin)

http://www.baumanrarebooks.com/blog/the-story-behind-opticks-by-sir-isaac-newton/

Show Notes: Episode 1 Leda and the Swan(Man)

Bullfinch’s Mythology: Full Text:
http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/bulf/

Theseus-Daedelus-Castor and Pollux:
http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/bulf/bulf19.htm

The Trojan War:
http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/bulf/bulf26.htm

Classical Source Material on Leda, Queen of Sparta
http://www.theoi.com/Heroine/Leda.html

Wikipedia:
Leda and the Swan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leda_and_the_Swan

Castor and Pollux: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castor_and_Pollux
Size of the Human Genome:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21134/#A5276

Short Tandem Repeats and Familial Relationships:
http://www.cstl.nist.gov/strbase/pub_pres/OConnor_USCIS_interpretation%20of%20DNA.pdf
(PDF of a PowerPoint presentation explaining how one assesses familial relationships via STR testing)

Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_profiling#STR_analysis

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Show Notes:

Bullfinch’s Mythology: Full Text:
http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/bulf/

Theseus-Daedelus-Castor and Pollux:
http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/bulf/bulf19.htm

The Trojan War:
http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/bulf/bulf26.htm

Classical Source Material on Leda, Queen of Sparta
http://www.theoi.com/Heroine/Leda.html

Wikipedia:
Leda and the Swan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leda_and_the_Swan

Castor and Pollux: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castor_and_Pollux
Size of the Human Genome:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21134/#A5276

Short Tandem Repeats and Familial Relationships:
http://www.cstl.nist.gov/strbase/pub_pres/OConnor_USCIS_interpretation%20of%20DNA.pdf (PDF of a PowerPoint presentation explaining how one assesses familial relationships via STR testing)

Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_profiling#STR_analysis
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