Scientists are just like everyone else -they’ve got secrets. So who knows what happens when the lab coats come off? Actually, we do. And now you can too. In this series of short, web-exclusive videos, you’ll meet intriguing scientists and engineers, and learn about their surprising lives outside the proverbial lab.
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Kathy Reichs gets bamboozled into appearing on an episode of "Bones".
Kathy Reichs couldn't dissect a frog in high school, but writes "disgusting" episodes.
Kathy Reichs solves mysteries at work and creates mysteries in her novels and in "Bones".
Dame Stephanie is one of 10,000 Jewish children sent to live safe new lives in the the U.K
Dame Stephanie Shirley hobnobs with the Queen, but still insists that you call her "Steve.
Dame Stephanie Shirley breaks through a million glass ceilings with her all-female company
Knowing that everyone is "only temporarily able-bodied" helps Cheri connect with patients.
Gold medalist Cheri Blauwet becomes a doctor and opens eyes to the idea of "disabilities".
Cheri Blauwet gets talked into finding her passion.... which eventually turns to gold.
John Horgan collects the stories of former terrorists.
John Horgan interviews an IRA terrorist and wonders if he's made a huge mistake.
John Horgan studies terrorists and finds nuance and complexity where others see only evil.