Filed by Carmen Drahl
Ordinarily, I’m not a USA Today reader, but the stack of them in my Boston hotel room was getting kind of tall, so I picked one up just for kicks. In last Monday’s edition, I found this article, which describes “the 25 top milestones” of science during the past 25 years, in honor of USA Today’s 25th anniversary. I don’t see a single discovery on that list that could exclusively be claimed by the chemistry community, although I’m happy to be persuaded otherwise. (Maybe #8?)
Take a look yourselves and tell me what you think. Feel free to suggest stuff that you think should’ve made the list. I’m willing to bet that quite a few of the scientists behind those discoveries are speaking in Boston this week. After next Monday, USA Today’s main link switches to “25 travel milestones,” but you can still access the science list from there.