Keep an eye out for the June issue of GQ (no, we're serious). Eleven researchers, including Francis Collins, Anthony Fauci, Eric Topol, Dale Schenk, and Harold Varmus, will be featured in a photo spread as "Rock Stars of Science" along with five musicians. The genesis for the spread was the results from a survey done for Chicago's Museum of Science that found many Americans couldn't name a living scientist — but did know who Britney Spears was. (Albert Einstein, however, was better known than Spears.) The musicians hanging out with the big-name scientists are Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Will.i.am, Joe Perry, and Seal.
May 20, 2009