Three scientists, three wishes (with extras for the cosmologist)

Research luminaries reveal the questions they'd most like to see answered

By Tom Siegfried, 17:29 PM November 8, 2010

When a cosmologist, a climatologist and a systems biologist walk into a bar and the bartender asks what they want, they don’t answer with drinks. They want discoveries.

Three such scientists walked into a hotel ballroom full of science writers November 8 and articulated more specifically just which discoveries they’d really like to see.

One “modest” wish came from Ralph Cicerone, the president of the National Academy of Sciences and a leading researcher in climate science. He would like to see...

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