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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Jean Berko Gleason: Psycholinguist

Video duration: 7:18

Jean Berko Gleason is a Professor Emerita at Boston University and was one of the founders of the field of psycholinguistics. She created the famous "wug test," which reveals how children learn the rules of language, such as making singular words plural. While now in her 70s, Jean continues to get around town by driving fast in her sports car.

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John Horgan: The Dangers of Hanging Out with Terrorists

John Horgan interviews an IRA terrorist and wonders if he's made a huge mistake.

2:09

John Horgan: The Dangers of Hanging Out with Terrorists

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John Horgan: There's Always Hope

John Horgan studies terrorists and finds nuance and complexity where others see only evil.

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John Horgan: There's Always Hope

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Nicole Prause: What Women (Don't) Need

A bunch of men try to create a kind of "female viagra," but they forget to talk to women.

2:43

Nicole Prause: What Women (Don't) Need

2:43

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Nicole Prause: Great Balls of Fire

Nicole Prause finally gets a Harley Davidson... and all hell breaks loose!

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Nicole Prause: Great Balls of Fire

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