The other night I went to a lecture on the Census of Marine Life at the Carnegie Institution of Science with my friend Gabe. Gabe is originally also from Lexington (went to high school with Ben, and his mom was one of my professors in college). He's finishing up a science writing program at Johns Hopkins. The lecture was definitely geared 'for the masses,' and each of the slides represented probably 1-5 hrs of more in-depth lectures that I'd had at MIIS or in Monterey somewhere, but I love the topic and never tire of hearing it again. Gabe wrote this article afterward. Thought you'd enjoy.