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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

10 Questions for Michelle Thaller

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We ask Michelle Thaller 10 questions, and she talks a lot about Carl Sagan. Michelle Thaller is an astronomer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She loves to study binary stars and the life cycles of the stars. In her off-hours, Michelle often puts on about 30 lbs of Elizabethan garb and performs intricate Renaissance dances.

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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

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

2:09

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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

John Horgan: There's Always Hope

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

2:40

John Horgan: There's Always Hope

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Video thumbnail: Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers Nicole Prause: What Women (Don't) Need

Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

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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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

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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