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Feature Stories—2007

Engineering a Flawless French Fry

Asunta Thompson uses the word "beautiful" a lot. Mostly to describe potatoes.

Hard Evidence

The search for answers to questions raised from such long-dead bodies drives Heather Gill-Robinson, a physical anthropologist.


As far as Robert Pieri knows, this tractor is the first agricultural-use vehicle to be converted to run, at least in part, on hydrogen.

Arctic Midges

Zoologist Butler loves researching the life cycles of the small aquatic insects known as midges.

Lichen Passion

When Ted Esslinger begins talking about lichens, his resonant, professorial voice notches up a bit in speed and tone.

Bridging Worlds

Bill Brunton is an anthropologist who studies shamanism. He is also a highly trained, working shaman and teacher of shamans.

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

Ewert's VAD capitalizes on the fact that some patients' hearts actually were healing while the device was in use.

Prom Confessions

The prom dresses still hang neatly in a closet in my parents' house—a time-warped shrine to emotionally charged high school memories.

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