"What's In a Name?"
While teaching a math class, Nisse Greenberg is troubled by his student's name, and his own.
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Sarah Everts
Bitten in a foreign country
While visiting Guatemala Sarah Everts is bitten by a dog, so she goes looking for a rabies shot. But coming home to Canada is when the real problem started.
Stuart Firestein
A mentor with a nose for science
After a career as a theater manager, Stuart Firestein takes a biology class, which leads him to a completely new life, and a lot of salamander noses.
Paula Croxson
When your grandmother forgets who you are
When Paula Croxson began to study memory as a neuroscientist, she also learned a new way of thinking about her grandmother's failing memory.
Jess Zimmerman
When your asshole boyfriend is a philosopher of neuroscience (explicit)
Writer Jess Zimmerman discovers the dangers of dating a philosopher of neuroscience who thinks he knows what's really happening in her head.
Jon Ronson
A journalist interviews a robot
Journalist Jon Ronson is excited when he hears about some 'sentient' robots, but when he goes to interview them he finds both less and more than he ever expected.
Andre Fenton
The twisting road from basic brain research to helping malaria patients
Andre Fenton always wanted to do research at the most fundamental level -- to uncover basic truths about memory and how it works, never mind how useful. But a friend's accident unexpectedly leads to him inventing a spectacularly useful, and lifesaving, device.
Robin and Samantha Henig
The rules of writing with your daughter (explicit)
Robin Marantz Henig and her daughter, Samantha, decided to write a book together about life as a twentysomthing. There was just one problem -- how to handle the bits you don't want to talk about with your mother?
Colin Jerolmack
How a sociologist became The Pigeon Guy (explicit)
Colin Jerolmack was floundering in grad school until he found deep insights into human nature... from pigeons.
Kelly & Zach Weinersmith
Two nerds fall in love (explicit)
Biologist Kelly Smith and comic artist Zach Weiner were having trouble dating, until they met online and realized what they each needed was another nerd.
Anica Rissi
Confessions of a fourth-grade science fraud
Anica Rissi realizes the true purpose of her science project: to increase her popularity. But how far is she willing to go?