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Most people have heard of a bucket list — an agenda of things to do before you die. What about a science bucket list though? Science writer Bethany Brookshire (@scicurious on Twitter) created the Twitter hashtag #scibucketlist and asked fellow users for their ideas.

https://twitter.com/BeeBrookshire/status/675017907894636545//

Many people used the opportunity to express their desire to travel and explore the globe:

https://twitter.com/MGeosci/status/675018516454592512//
https://twitter.com/paulcoxon/status/675053305232547840//
https://twitter.com/HemmingsNicola1/status/675054133255282688//
https://twitter.com/SumnerScience/status/675060246868574210//

…and use that opportunity to discover and name a new species:

https://twitter.com/leafwarbler/status/675047016083378177//
https://twitter.com/mtanichthys/status/675046588109205504//

A surprising number of scientists want to include puns in their work or mess with their coworkers:

https://twitter.com/EmicAcademic/status/675042383663374336//

…but more want to improve science literacy of others or themselves:

https://twitter.com/AadilBharwani/status/675040354207449089//
https://twitter.com/KMS_Meltzy/status/675043575307108353//
https://twitter.com/LouWoodley/status/675018805274365952//
https://twitter.com/JulieMarieWolf/status/675057020517642240//

The need for greater diversity in science was expressed in tweets,

https://twitter.com/melmaxson/status/675035922413584384//
https://twitter.com/YellowScopeGirl/status/675046320080580608//
https://twitter.com/bat_biomes/status/675041445221376000//

as was the desire for new inventions.

https://twitter.com/JTRevinc/status/675052195562278913//
https://twitter.com/carlfranzen/status/675051862798827520//

And, of course, plenty of people want to go to space.

https://twitter.com/tracedominguez/status/675052231134171137//
https://twitter.com/StampScience/status/675046978917695488//
https://twitter.com/StephEvz43/status/675040768449503233//

We asked the PopSci staff what was on their #scibucketlist, and here’s what they said:

https://twitter.com/PopSci/status/675050284578709504//
https://twitter.com/PopSci/status/675050692579602432//
https://twitter.com/PopSci/status/675050764029534208//
https://twitter.com/PopSci/status/675050821986484225//
https://twitter.com/PopSci/status/675051191328460800//
https://twitter.com/PopSci/status/675051553561124864//
https://twitter.com/PopSci/status/675054384112410624//
https://twitter.com/PopSci/status/675055798620397569//
https://twitter.com/SarahEFecht/status/675086606173360128//

What’s on your science bucket list? Let us know by tweeting @PopSci with #scibucketlist!

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