Scientists go 1 for 3 on guessing this year's Nobel Prize winners
Last week, NOVA polled a bunch of physicists, chemists, and physiologists about who they thought would win this year's Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology. Only the physicists got it right.
It's interesting, though, to go back and see who was leading the guessing game. Those folks didn't win, but they're doing really interesting work. It's a nice reminder of just how much important research exists in the world and how hard it is to decide which research is "most important".