"Honoring The Dead"
Annalee Newitz comes to terms with grief while exploring the remains of a mysterious ancient city.
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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.
John Rennie
Aggression
A college course forces John Rennie to confront a furious rat, and himself.
Moran Cerf
Being dead while being alive
Moran Cerf's life is spun around when a computer glitch declares him dead -- but that's nothing compared to what happens when a real funeral comes around.
Andrew Revkin
My lucky stroke
When he begins showing strange symptoms on a jog though the mountains, science writer Andrew Revkin discovers just how close to death he is.
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.