The people who actually paid attention in chemistry class -- and all the oddball things they've done since.

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The Godfather of Sexist Pseudoscience

This skull-measuring quack believed women are no smarter than gorillas. So why do his 19th-century ideas still influence education policy?

Meet the Super-Serious Sasquatch Chasers of America’s Premier Bigfoot Conference

For these “citizen scientists” and researchers, Bigfoot is very real. So, each year they confer on more controversial questions, like how to capture the elusive creature and...

Meet the Daring Free-Diver Who Talks to Sperm Whales

We know these giant predators communicate through thunderous clicks. James Nestor and his ragtag crew of computer coders, scientists and divers are determined to find out what...

My Life on (Simulated) Mars

This is the true story of six strangers picked to live together in a geodesic dome, on top of a volcano, in a barren atmosphere chosen to replicate life in outer space.

The Mysterious Sea Ape of the Aleutian Archipelago

Finding the Fountain of Youth in an Ancient Irish Bog

The peat found in some anti-oxidant-rich wetlands has preserved the youthfulness of thousand-year-old corpses. Can it do the same for those who are still alive?

The Magic Poop Potion

An Indiana grandma killed off a devastating superbug with a homemade fecal transplant and then embarked on a crusade to win over the FDA.

The Tongue-Powered Test Drive

How an inspired Georgia Tech engineer is trying to transform the lives of people with severe disabilities, one tongue piercing at a time.

The Dapper Doctor’s Vaporized Sushi and Clouds of Cognac

Breaking down the walls between art and science, a trans-Atlantic Ph.D. is whimsically challenging the way we think about eating and imbibing.