For our last issue before we go on hiatus in 2013, we present stories of stress -- whether it comes from the pressures of work, illness, a lifelong fear, or a bold move in a chess game.
This month in The Story Collider's magazine, we examine Death—in stories that range from people's efforts to prevent it or reverse it, to the challenges involved in confronting it in laboratories or hospital rooms. We'll even present the story of one man who died twice—and lived to tell the tale.
Asked this past January what he thinks about most, Stephen Hawking answered, “Women. They are a complete mystery.” Well, we're here to enlighten the good professor in this issue of The Story Collider magazine, taking three angles on women and science: women’s health, the experience of women working in science, and women and the scientists who love them.
In May the Story Collider celebrates two years of personal stories about science—and we're doing it by declaring IAmScience. All through the month we'll be posting stories of people's twisted paths to lives in science, diverse and thrilling stories that span generations and challenge traditional ideas of who can be a scientist and what can inspire a scientist’s work. Follow on the magazine and podcast, and then come to our massive two-year celebration event: May 22 at the Bell House in Brooklyn.
According to Newton’s First Law, an object in motion stays in motion—until acted upon by an outside force. In the second issue of The Story Collider magazine, we present to you stories of motion being halted, or accelerated, by the forces of love, tragedy, deception, fear and even death. Read each weekly story as motion launches a space shuttle into the sky, delivers knowledge to an isolated arctic town, and even makes us blind.
We go to the doctor to get better, to assure ourselves that we're not sick, to have company -- and usually (shockingly often, in fact) it works brilliantly. But sometimes events don't go the way they should, the medicine doesn't quite work or it goes horribly wrong. And those are the moments that reveal more about the world and ourselves than we ever wanted to know. In the inaugural issue of The Story Collider Magazine we explore the single most common type of story we get when we ask people, "What is your experience of science?"