Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Paul Berg


We actually don't think Paul Berg is "mad" at all; he's a Nobel laureate who was largely responsible for figuring out how DNA did its job of producing proteins. Nonetheless, he had to be a little crazy to put together this fantastic video, in which a large group of Stanford undergrads in the '70s enacted the process of protein synthesis "in the dance idiom:"

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Translation: a bunch of hippies run around pretending to be, among other things, amino acids.

via Inky Circus