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The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumAug 30, 2007 4:56 PM

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During our casual 3.5 hour dinner last night, Bora and I got to wondering...

Why isn't North Carolina's Research Triangle in grand prize destinations for the 500,000 comment contest? Winner receives a 5-day trip to the greatest science city in the world and the three contenders are Boston/Cambridge, MA, San Francisco, CA, and Cambridge, UK. Not a bad selection by any means, but the Triangle is home to cutting edge science and policy institutes, top tier universities, governmental agencies, leading tech companies, and more groundbreaking research in one area code than anywhere else I can come up with... there's reason after all, that it's the SciBling hub! And with Bora, Greta and David, James, and Abel Pharmboy local, I'm certainly in good company here. Which begs the question: Which destination gets your vote for greatest science city? Or hey, worst science city for that matter...

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