"What's In a Name?"
While teaching a math class, Nisse Greenberg is troubled by his student's name, and his own.
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Adam Wade
Volcanic chemistry
In high school, Adam Wade falls for his lab partner, but is led astray by dreams of golf team greatness.
Heather Swain
The last hours of a rabid woman
When Heather Swain is told she has rabies, that turns out to be the least strange part of her experience.
Steve Mirsky
Why would you have a masters in chemistry?
Questions arise when Steve Mirsky is introduced to his friend's new girlfriend, and he relies on his past experience to help -- specifically his degree in chemistry.
Ari Daniel
Narwhal tagging in the arctic
As a grad student, Ari Daniel Shapiro has to tag some narwhals to collect data. The problem: it's in the arctic, the devices have never been tested, and if he fails he'll never be able to do research again.
Brooke Borel
My dog's heart
A science writer is challenged when her dog comes down with a case of heartworm -- and then the medication goes wrong.
Rory Scholl
What I want is to smile (explicit)
Rory Scholl has to show up on day one to a new job -- with a severe case of Bell's Palsy.
Christine Gentry
Four lessons from my dad (explicit)
Christine Gentry's rural, Vietnam vet father rarely talked about important issues, but a series of remarkable moments with animals and nature teach her four lessons she'll never forget.
Diane Kelly
Confronting death on the road (explicit)
After turning to a unique field of study -- erections -- Diane Kelly turns to an even more unique source for her research material -- roadkill.
Caroline Howe
A life in trash
A trip to India to work for an environmental program leads Caroline Howe to a new passion: trash.
Greg Walloch
A walk in the park (explicit)
A late-night excursion to a party turns absurd and then terrifying as Greg Walloch, who has cerebral palsy, can't jump the fence around Tompkins Square Park.