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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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.
A bunch of men try to create a kind of "female viagra," but they forget to talk to women.
Nicole Prause finally gets a Harley Davidson... and all hell breaks loose!
Nicole Prause asks questions about human sexuality that scare other scientists.
Chris Hadfield takes a walk in outer - and inner - space.
We ask astronaut Chris Hadfield a bunch of silly questions.
Chris Hadfield makes a music video tribute to David Bowie and returns a viral sensation.
Janet Iwasa uses heranimation skills to depict HIV cells.