"Honoring The Dead"
Annalee Newitz comes to terms with grief while exploring the remains of a mysterious ancient city.
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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.
Eli Kintisch
Separating chemistry
Having fallen in love with the ability of chemists' to learn about elements by separating them down to their essence, Eli Kintisch has just two obstacles to becoming a scientist: a machine, and another intern.
Erin Barker
Oh, just those four things? (explicit)
Erin Barker struggles with a disease that only makes her give up four things; they just happen to be the four things worth living for.