"Caught In The Rip Current"
Oceanographer Jeffrey Schell finds himself in a race against time when he encounters swimmers stuck in a dangerous rip current.
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Anica Rissi
Confessions of a fourth-grade science fraud
Anica Rissi realizes the true purpose of her science project: to increase her popularity. But how far is she willing to go?
Tara Clancy
A bartender from Queens learns theoretical physics (explicit)
Tara Clancy's worry over making bad life choices leads her to think about all the things she doesn't know -- and from there, obviously, to theoretical physics.
Heather Berlin
Can a scientist believe in life after death?
Her grandmother's death forces neuroscientist Heather Berlin to think hard about what she believes, and why.
Stephen McCarthy
Certainty in a cult (explicit)
Science provides an insight for Stephen McCarthy, whose unusual upbringing started when his parents were told to marry by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
Anna Rothschild
Feeling love in your gut (explicit)
Anna Rothschild tells the most adorably gross love story you'll ever hear.
Scott Aaronson
A Turing Phase
Scott Aaronson's love of video games led him to discover a world, and an identity, he didn't know existed.
Amy Harmon
18 months of learning to communicate (explicit)
New York Times reporter Amy Harmon is making no progress on her story about an autistic man trying to live and work independently -- until she finds a way to reconnect with her subject matter.
Robin Abrahams
A rabbit's personality
A neighbor's gift of two baby rabbits leads Robin Abrahams to a new view of, and fascination with, personality.
Lawrence David
An extreme self-study (explicit)
Having lost his ambition to be a scientist, Lawrence David embarks on one more research project -- to collect and study his poop. Every day. For a year.
Abby Pond
A quiet moment
When her dad is diagnosed with cancer, Abby Pond is sent on a journey home, across the world, and into a new science.