This post will also be found in Tehachapi's The Loop Newspaper.
A while back I wrote a little about the Nobel Prize. Where some of the big discoveries, that change our understanding of the universe, are recognized. Though it does have some blind spots. Only three sciences are included (Physics, Chemistry and Medicine. I'm still refusing to include economics as a science.) So there are many fields that don't have any hope of getting a Nobel Prize.
But science isn't always about the big ideas. There are lots of smaller problems. So many that scientists ask for help from the rest of us.