"Stumbling to Inflation"
Alan Guth is working on a fairly typical research paper, when he accidentally makes a huge discovery about the origin of the universe.
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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.
Eugene Lim
Colliding Universes (explicit)
Cosmologist Eugene Lim is pulled into another world when he goes to help teach after the earthquake in Haiti.
Ainissa G Ramirez
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.
Annalise Kaylor
A Room Full Of Odds
A cancer diagnosis is only the start of the collapse for Annalise Kaylor, but she finds support in an unexpected community.
Alison Hartshorn
Common ground
A relationship bridging the divide between scientists and artists is reflected in a fight over where to store tomatoes.
Jodi Beggs
Kindergarten tycoon (explicit)
Jodi Beggs's mother greatly underestimates how well her kindergartener understands economics.
Kathleen Raven
Science writer Kathleen Raven's unexpected loss of hearing takes her on a journey with modern technology.