The world has waited a mere nine months for the new royal prince . . . but the world has been waiting much longer for a drop of liquid to come from tar-pitch (asphalt), proving that it is a liquid. It just happened — after nearly 70 years of waiting. Sadly, another group of researches missed the drop in their experiment, and their children are now waiting to see if they can confirm the experiment. Patience is a virtue, and being first with the data wins the race — even if it is a slow race. See the details of the role of coal tar in new skin drug development in the March 26, 2013 blog.
Image used with permission of David Whyte, Trinity College Dublin