Don't Read. Just Vote

Those of you who know GTO well might be shocked that we're linking out to USA Today, but there's a good reason (just this once) to visit McPaper's website. They've got a poll up asking for votes on the greatest scientific breakthrough of the last 25 years. As of this morning, "mapping the human genome" was narrowly beating out "World Wide Web" for the number one position. Get out there and show your support for the HGP!

 

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