"Crazy Mail"
As an editor at Scientific American John Rennie delighted in the weird correspondence they received, but then one letter crossed a line.
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Jennifer Fitzgerald
Rocky the Mathlete (explicit)
Jen Fitzgerald finds that the underdog athlete movie can play out in any kind of arena, even math competitions.
David Carmel
The Coolest Thing in the World
A neuroscientist tests the limits of wonder when his own father suffers a stroke.
Margot Leitman
The last thing I heard (explicit)
Margot Leitman faces down doctors, friends and uncertainty when she suddenly loses hearing in one ear.
Aaron Wolfe
Saving Hubble, Saving Aaron (explicit)
Aaron Wolfe escapes the harsh realities of science through the thrilling (and sexy) world of science fiction.
George Lombardi
Don't go in the water
In the Indian Ocean, doctor George Lombardi makes use of the most important lesson his mother ever taught him: floating.
Madeline Huberth
The turtle and the fish
Madeline Huberth confronts the imminent death of a classroom goldfish while navigating the dangerous social waters of junior high.
Christopher Roussi
Sufficiently advanced magic
After becoming ill during a trip to Ecuador, DARPA researcher Chris Roussi seeks medical advice from a local expert: a shaman.
Helly Schtevie
I made my friends do jumping jacks
A middle school science fair points the way for Helly Schtevie -- directly away from science.
William Garre
Teaching physics, English style
Aspiring English teacher Will Garre is given a chance to teach his own class -- a physics class, and he realizes he isn't going to be able to MacGuyver his way out of this one.
John Flynn
How to escape your blood type (explicit)
As a high-schooler, comedian John Flynn finds a way to step out of his siblings' shadows, on the day his science class is determining their blood types.