What’s your provocative question?

The USA government’s National Cancer Institute (NCI), recently carried out a “Provocative Questions” project. According to their project page

The provocative questions project is intended to assemble a list of important but non-obvious questions that will stimulate the NCI’s research communities to use laboratory, clinical, and population sciences in especially effective and imaginative ways.


A total of 24 Provocative Questions posed during the nationwide Provocative Questions workshops and from website submissions have been selected for inclusion in a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) “Research Answers to NCI’s Provocative Questions”.

Edge.org, famous for its World Question Center, has the following mission statement

To arrive at the edge of the world’s knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.

What’s your provocative question?


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