"Honoring The Dead"
Annalee Newitz comes to terms with grief while exploring the remains of a mysterious ancient city.
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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.
Sara Peters
Waiting for a seizure (explicit)
With her epilepsy medication failing, Sara Peters checks into a hospital with one goal: make the scariest thing in her life happen again.
Tim Manley
A superhero goes to the hospital
As a six-year old, Tim Manley has to go to the hospital with a mysterious illness. Fortunately, he has his superpowers and his trusty sidekick -- his mom.
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.