Every year since 1998, Edge.org has been asking top thinkers (around 200 each year) in the world what they think about certain issue (annual question). In 2011, the annual question is WHAT SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT WOULD IMPROVE EVERYBODY’S COGNITIVE TOOLKIT?, I have a PDF file that compiles these answers into one book. This year’s question is as in title: WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST INTERESTING RECENT [SCIENTIFIC] NEWS? WHAT MAKES IT IMPORTANT?.
The answers are quite enlightening. I was reading Professor Scott Aaronson’s blog, and he already commented on the answers this year, and he himself is one of the writer of answer. These answers will give you a glimpse of the scientific advancement of mankind. I will keep this at my bookmark and read it later.