Okay, here is one of the stranger stories for closing out the year. Wired magazine is holding its annual Sexiest Geeks of 2009 competitions. Anyone can nominate and vote. Most of the candidates are celebrities who have some supposed geeky aspect to them. Among the candidates however, are some real scientists, including the recently appointed Director of the USGS, Dr. Marcia McNutt.
The photo they submitted [right] is one that came from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute site, which she previously directed.