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by Jennifer Phang
Gwen is the spokesperson for a radical technology allowing people to overcome their natural disadvantages and begin life anew. But when her job and family are in crisis, will she undergo the procedure herself?
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.
by Robby Henson
In a regimented greenhouse laboratory, an isolated agricultural engineer named Dekard learns lessons about life and love from a fertilizer delivery agent and a renegade asparagus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Michael McMillian
On the eve of his 13th birthday, will Charlie Tuttle submit to a government-mandated tracking implant, or answer a more dangerous call to adventure?
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.
by Beverly Morris
Nuclear scientist and Navajo native Dr. Fred Begay blends seemingly contrary beliefs — traditional Navajo world order and nuclear physics.