How different types of DNA respond to being stretched. (A) The DNA strand with a break in its backbone splits into two separate parts. (B) The strand without a break, while changing its shape somewhat, remains together and will not split apart.

Please be more explicit: How balls and sticks can explain our world

by Matthew Adendorff I come from a background in computational chemistry and so was particularly delighted at this year’s recipients of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry; namely Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel for, “the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems”. The realm of theoretical computational chemistry is often regarded as a…