This was fun. My editors at the Times asked me to take part in a special edition of Science Times coming out tomorrow, called “What’s Next.” My own charge was to pick ten scientists from across a wide range of disciplines and get their ideas about what we might expect to be reading about in 2011. It’s hardly an exhaustive list–I prefer to think of it as a tasting menu, full of pungent surprises, from stem-cell garage biology to the Indian Ocean’s global reach. The piece is set up as an interactive feature, including some additional audio comments from the scientists. Check it out, and check out the other articles in this special section, too.