"The Science Of Speeding"
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.
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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.
Michael Nitabach
I was supposed to be a lawyer (explicit)
As grad school for neuroscience wears on, Michael Nitabach feels the pull of law school, and goes. But he had another surprise coming.
Esther Perel
Science & sexuality
Esther Perel's career gets an unexpected boost from the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Mara Wilson
A love affair of a lifetime (with science)
As a kid, Mara Wilson is decidedly uninterested in science, but as she grows up she starts to look for answers in new places.
Meehan Crist
My mother's brain
When Meehan Crist was a child, her mother hit her head. It was only as an adult that she discovered that her mother was covering up something far more serious: something called rather ironically a "mild traumatic brain injury."
Daniela Schiller
A new last memory (explicit)
Neuroscientist Daniela Schiller studies the emotional components of memory. In her previous story her research helped her begin to understand her father, a holocaust survivor. But that story led to a whole new chapter in their relationship, and her understanding of memories.