Ask a ScienceBlogger: the alternative career

Hey, I just came here - don't even know where the bathroom is, yet the SEED overlords are already making demands - the "Ask the ScienceBlogger" question of the week. At least they picked a relatively easy one for us rookies this week - no need for a two-part post of 4000 words each, written after hours of research on the topic....Here it is:

Assuming that time and money were not obstacles, what area of scientific research, outside of your own discipline, would you most like to explore? Why?

Something outdoors. Anything outdoors! Get me out of the house and lab, please! Now!

If I was not doing what I am doing (and believe me, I cannot wait to get back in the lab and do again what I am doing), I doubt I would leave biology for another science altogether, but it would be something completely different, something involving the Great Outdoors in wild and crazy places on the planet. So, let's not nitpick on the precise definition of "discipline"...

Choice #1, appealing to the child in me, is digging dinosaurs. Can you imagine spending one summer in Montana, next summer in Sahara, and the next one in Gobi, then plan for the following one in Argentina?

Wonderful! Do I really need to go into the "Why" part of the question or is it obvious enough?

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