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And Baby Makes Two

by Judy Katz and Oren Rudavsky

Single motherhood is no longer the exclusive province of teenagers; white middle class women in their 30s and 40s are now joining its ranks, forcing us to look anew at the nuclear family.

The Atom Smashers

by Clayton Brown, Monica Ross, and Andrew Suprenant

After funding cut backs, Fermilab — a premier U.S. government research laboratory focusing on particle physics — is struggling to survive. Physics, politics and international competition collide as scientists race to find one of the most elusive sub-atomic particles ever theorized: the Higgs boson.

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Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

by Jessica Oreck

Japan's traditional fascination with insects could help Westerners re-imagine their relationship to nature.

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Between the Folds

by Vanessa Gould

Between the Folds chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and hard-earned graduate degrees — all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paper-folders.

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Bombies

by Jack Silberman

When the United States dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on Laos from 1964 to 1973, millions of cluster bombs failed to explode, leaving the country massively contaminated with “bombies” — as dangerous now as when they fell.

Born in the U.S.A.

by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider

A critical look at the birthing industry in America, and an exploration of shifting beliefs about women, technology and the perceived ability to control natural events.

Copyright Criminals

by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod

Can you own a sound? Copyright Criminals examines the history and influence of musical sampling, provoking debates about copyright, compensation, and creativity in the age of intellectual property.

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Dancing with Photons

by Beverly Morris

Nuclear scientist and Navajo native Dr. Fred Begay blends seemingly contrary beliefs — traditional Navajo world order and nuclear physics.

Death by Design

by Peter Friedman

Death by Design presents the phenomenon of programmed cell death as a metaphor for life and loss.

Digital Divide

by David Bolt

This series examines the role technology plays in deepening societal divisions based on race, gender and class, and how the lack of access to computers threatens to widen these gaps.

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