"Science vs Football"
Materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez never connected with her brothers' love of football until she unexpectedly ends up writing a book about it.
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David Morgan
I Faxed Carl Sagan (explicit)
David Morgan reaches out to his childhood hero, and connects with an unexpected medium.
Aditi Nadkarni
How to impress your graduate advisor (explicit)
As a new, super competitive, graduate student Aditi Nadkarni thinks she has the perfect way to impress her advisor and labmates ... until one night it spirals a tiny bit out of control.
Kimberly Rae Miller
Let's fix dad
Kimberly Rae Miller's family had a secret: her dad was a hoarder. But when she begins digging into the research on hoarding, she finds it's not nearly as simple to fix as she'd hoped.
Sara Peters and Peter Aguero
Praying for a seizure
Sara Peters has epilepsy, but no drugs seem to help. So she agrees to be hooked up to a machine at the hospital for days, in hopes of inducing the one thing she and her husband, Peter Aguero, dread the most: a seizure. Recorded at TEDMED 2013.
Ben Moskowitz
Cheating the snake
When Ben Moskowitz gets to take special classes in elementary school, he's excited at first, but then he starts to realize there might be something different about him.
Alex Brown
The nature of time and meningitis
Science writer Alex Brown's philosophical education becomes very practical when he is diagnosed with meningitis.
Susannah Cahalan
Patient #217
Three years after a mysterious illness nearly drove her insane and took her life, Susannah Cahalan visits a patient with the same rare, dangerous condition.
Elna Baker
Nerd day (explicit)
Elna Baker's grade school reputation faces it's greatest threat: her engineer father's enthusiasm for homework.
Justin Werfel
Robotics lessons from termites
A physicist decides that the best way to make progress on his robotics project is to go to Namibia to study termites.
Seth Mnookin
Science vs. feelings in the fight over vaccines
Science writer Seth Mnookin set out to write a book on whether vaccines were dangerous, but discovered the issue was more complex than he'd thought.