Author: Marisa Brook • Page 3/4

Marisa Brook collects postcards, magnets, travel pins, and sometimes interesting rocks. She also spent eleven years collecting linguistics degrees, and now helps other people do so.
Long-Form/Podcast:

The Science of Mental Fitness

Intensive imagining can have measurable effects on the physical body.
Long-Form:

The Tyrant of Clipperton Island

A remote island colony abruptly falls into peril as the last remaining adult man becomes psychotic and undertakes a reign of terror.
Article:

Too Close for Comfort

Biological family members reunited relatively late in life sometimes have to contend with unexpected and powerful feelings of attraction.
Article:

A Walk in the Valley of the Uncanny

In June 2006 at the ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories in Keihanna, Japan, reporters and scienti...
Long-Form:

Sympathy for the Devil

There are few things as thrilling as the story of a dramatic escape, especially one with a happy ending. It is unders...
Article:

The Alcatraz Redemption

Officially, there were never any successful escape attempts from California's notorious Alcatraz Prison. Nicknamed 'T...
Article:

The Lonely Tree of Ténéré

Because trees are so abundant, it is rare for a single one to become well-known. Some trees become distinguished due...
Article:

The Birth of a Language

Languages are thoroughly organic entities. Each one is complex and versatile, constantly shifting according to the ne...
Article:

The Tragedy of the Love Canal

William T. Love came to 1890s Niagara Falls, New York, with hugely ambitious plans. The landowner and entrepreneur en...
Article:

An Island Is Born

Off the coast of Iceland on the morning of 14 November 1963, the crew of a lone fishing trawler spotted an alarming s...
×
... in donations in the next ....