A Peer-Reviewed Portrait of Suffering

“James and Lindsay Sulzer have spent their careers developing technologies to help people recover from disease or injury. Their daughter’s freak accident changed their work—and lives—forever.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Oct 6, 2021
Length: 28 minutes (7,200 words)

The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield

A tenured professor at Rutgers told a family she could help a severely disabled man communicate with them. Her relationship with him led to a criminal trial.

Published: Oct 20, 2015
Length: 43 minutes (10,985 words)

The Mystery of the Missing Hotel Toothpaste

Hotels provide guests with luxurious soaps and shampoos, but generally leave toothpaste out of their bundle of complimentary toiletries. An investigation into why:

“The first and most popular explanation for the missing toothpaste posits the existence of a giant vat—or several giant vats, really—located in the basement of each hotel. These are filled with shampoo, conditioner, and other cosmetic fluids. When the staff needs more toiletries, they tap their kegs to refill the bottles. So why is there no toothpaste in hotel rooms? Because you can’t refill a collapsible tube. One can poke a bunch of holes in this theory of the giant vat, but really one will do: There are no vats of lotion; the hotels buy their toiletries prepackaged, several hundred units to a case.”

Source: Slate
Published: Jul 3, 2013
Length: 12 minutes (3,014 words)