Golden Goose Awards 2015

Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s the Golden Fleece Awards were given to government funded projects that some considered wasteful.  However, it was found that some of these projects were anything but wasteful.  Turned out that research on the sex life of screwworms saved the livestock industry billions of dollars.

So in 2012, the Golden Goose Awards was founded to recognize obscure, federally funded research that has led to major breakthroughs.  The 2015 Golden Goose Awards were recently announced, including research named “The Marshmallow Test”.