Science: The Golden Goose Award, which will be given out this Thursday in Washington, DC, is to be given to researchers who pursued research in unusual topics that led to significant breakthroughs. The recipients of the inaugural award include Nobel Prize winners in both chemistry and physics. Martin Chalfie, Osamu Shimomura, and Roger Tsien are being recognized for their work with green fluorescent protein from bioluminescent jellyfish, which is now used to track gene expression. Charles Townes conceived and developed the laser, which became a ubiquitous technology despite early criticism that he was wasting his time. Jon Weber, Eugene White, Rodney White, and Della Roy combined interests to develop a technique for creating bone grafts using coral as scaffolding.