Science Is a Van Gogh Fanboy

Happy 159th Birthday, Vinny! We love you so much. So do scientists. This time, they simply must know the molecular basis of the genetic mutation in those voluminous Sunflowers you kept painting in the 1800s. The ones with the bands of yellow double flowers “distinct from the usual single whorl of flattened florets” blah blah? Yeah, those. Those particular sunflowers were quite popular back in the day and scientists want to genetically recreate them. As far as IRL recreations of art, I’d imagine they’d sell very, very well, unlike that Bosch ass-flute.