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The owner of the furniture company Rock, Paper, Robot creates objects that are both strange and beautiful.
He's the man behind the virus in Steven Soderbergh's film Contagion.
This lemur lover is a born adventurer.
Robert Lynch studies the role that humor plays in the development of the human species.
For this ethnobotanist, plants and people go together like french fries and mayonnaise (she's from Belgium).
For this linguaphile, Avatar's Na'vi language isn't just fantasy. It's a lesson in communication.
After losing both legs to gangrene, Hugh Herr was determined to build a better pair—for himself and others missing limbs.
Susan Barry could only see in two dimensions until age 48, when her life changed forever.
This scientist studies human powers of perception that we might not even know we have.
Jean Berko Gleason studies the way we acquire language, how we lose it, and everything in between.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, lover of space and space-themed ties, describes his work in 30 speedy seconds, then fields 10 questions.
When he's not creating equations that help explain the universe, Michio Kaku is spinning on ice.
A microbiologist who moonlights as a wrestler gives a sneak peak into her life.
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