"Who Looks Like a Scientist?"
An offhand sexist comment enrages Renee Hlozek, and leads her to dig into how her colleagues really view people who aren't the stereotypical scientist.
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Karen Hopkin
Who's The Donor? (explicit)
A panicked day leads Karen Hopkin to wonder if her sperm donor really is the father of her child.
John Rennie
Crazy Mail (explicit)
As an editor at Scientific American John Rennie delighted in the weird correspondence they received, but then one letter crossed a line.
Edward Frenkel
The Test
When Edward Frenkel is told he won't be accepted to a Russian university because his father is Jewish, he decides to take the admissions exam anyway.
Meredith White
How To Write A Testimony
Marine scientist Meredith has to navigate a whole new world when she's called upon to testify in front of the Maine legislature in support of a crucial bill.
Nelson Lugo
A Simple Magic Trick (explicit)
Nelson Lugo has a brilliant idea for his grade school talent show -- use chemistry to do a simple magic trick. It did not go over well.
Emily Caudill
Fading Notes
Musician Emily Caudill's life-saving chemotherapy treatment causes her to lose her hearing.
Erika Engelhaupt
The Science Of Speeding (explicit)
Erika Engelhaupt is on a road trip out to DC when suddenly they're pulled over and her boyfriend is arrested. She'll need science to vindicate her man.
Stephon Alexander
Physics Dreams
Physicist Stephon Alexander feels overwhelmed until the father of quantum gravity himself helps him find inspiration in his subconscious.
Daniel Miller
Black Holes (explicit)
At four years old, Daniel Miller became one of the youngest people in the state of Texas ever to testify in court -- against his own mother, for sexual assault. As an adult, he struggles for stability, but finds hope in physics. (Warning: this story contains disturbing and potentially triggering events.)
Daniel Engber
Distracting Mark Cuban
Dan Engber risks derailing his PhD by constant daydreaming, until his neuroscience research gives him a idea that will revolutionize the NBA.