"I Could Be an Astronaut"
A surprise email leads a biologist to NASA.
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Erin Barker
Plants and People (explicit)
Erin Barker's attempt to save a college relationship leads her to a plant biology class where the professor brought an ax to class.
Indre Viskontas
The Man Chart (explicit)
Neuroscientist Indre Viskontas and her friends turn to science to find the right way to date.
Tara Clancy
Adventures in Babymaking (explicit)
The joys and dangers of getting pregnant for Tara Clancy and her wife.
Alex Bellos
Your Favorite Number
Alex Bellos is surprised that people ask him what his favorite number is, so he decides to ask everyone what theirs is.
Bethany Brookshire
A Perfect Mentor (explicit)
Lost after arriving at grad school, Bethany Brookshire is happy to finally find a perfect mentor.
Justin Cameron
A Dangerous Trick (explicit)
Sword swallower Justin Cameron gets an unexpected lesson in anatomy and medicine.
Ed Yong
Questioning a Hero
Ed Yong is ecstatic to get an interview with his hero, Sir David Attenborough, but he's not prepared for a lesson in what having a science hero really means.
Annalee Newitz
Honoring The Dead
Annalee Newitz comes to terms with grief while exploring the remains of a mysterious ancient city.
Steve Zimmer
Less Than One Percent (explicit)
Against the odds, animal-loving kid Steve Zimmer attempts to rescue tadpoles in jeopardy.
Shayle Matsuda
My First Expedition As A Man (explicit)
Marine biologist Shayle Matsuda adapts to his new identity as a transgender man while on assignment in the Philippines.