Jack Rodolico confronts his lifelong fear of sharks when he joins the crew of the SSV Robert C. Seamans.Read More
Allie Munier has a long history of being afflicted by itchiness -- from chicken pox to lice -- but when she's twenty years old she encounters an itch so severe it threatens to take over her life.Read More
When Jessica Little is struck suddenly with depression during her junior year of college, she struggles to accept the diagnosis.Read More
When chess player Dana Mackenzie goes up against a formidable opponent, an international grandmaster, his relationship with much-feared technology plays an unusual role in the match.Read More
As the editor of Nature magazine—the science version of a rock star—Chris Gunter was lucky enough to handle genome papers . . . but then came "the chimpanzee genome spectacle."Read More
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.