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Science Talk

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Science Talk is a weekly science audio show covering the latest in the world of science and technology. Join Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists. He is also an articles editor and columnist at Scientific American magazine. His column, "Antigravity," is one of science writing's great humor venues. Also check our daily podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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Science Talk is a weekly science audio show covering the latest in the world of science and technology. Join Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists. He is also an articles editor and columnist at Scientific American magazine. His column, "Antigravity," is one of science writing's great humor venues. Also check our daily podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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By tatter87 - Jul 22 2019
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This podcast is awesome like it’s topic (SCIENCE)

Good science podcast

By Lisa Gunner - Sep 18 2016
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Overall a very good science podcast.

iTunes Ratings

389 Ratings
Average Ratings
229
74
30
19
37

WOW

By tatter87 - Jul 22 2019
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This podcast is awesome like it’s topic (SCIENCE)

Good science podcast

By Lisa Gunner - Sep 18 2016
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Overall a very good science podcast.

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Science Talk is a weekly science audio show covering the latest in the world of science and technology. Join Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists. He is also an articles editor and columnist at Scientific American magazine. His column, "Antigravity," is one of science writing's great humor venues. Also check our daily podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

The City That Became Safe: What New York Teaches about Urban Crime and Its Control

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U.C. Berkeley School of Law professor Franklin Zimring talks about his article, "How New York Beat Crime," in the August issue of Scientific American

Aug 10 2011

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"The Strangest Man" of Science, Part 1

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Award-winning writer and physicist Graham Farmelo talks with podcast host Steve Mirsky about The Strangest Man, Farmelo's biography of Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist Paul Dirac. Part 1 of 2. Web sites related to this episode include www.thestrangestman.com and http://bit.ly/dirac1963

Jun 25 2010

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What's So Funny?: The Science of Humor

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Cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems talks about his book HA!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why

Jul 07 2014

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Are We Pushing Earth's Environmental Tipping Points?

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Jon Foley, director of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, talks with podcast host Steve Mirsky about his article in the April issue of Scientific American, "Boundaries for a Healthy Planet". Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news. Web sites related to this episode include snipurl.com/foleyplanet

Mar 19 2010

24mins

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Michael C. Hall Analyzes His Dexter's Mind, Part 1

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Actor Michael C. Hall , TV's Dexter , talks with psychologist Kevin Dutton , author of The Wisdom of Psychopaths , at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City

Jan 24 2013

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Physics Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg

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Nobel physicist Steven Weinberg spoke to an audience of science journalists, and then to podcast host Steve Mirsky

Nov 16 2010

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Sean M. Carroll Looks at The Big Picture

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Caltech theoretical physicist Sean M. Carroll talks about his new book The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself . (Dutton, 2016)

May 12 2016

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Nuts, Bolts, Photons and Electrons of Solar Energy

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Jeff Wolfe, the CEO and co-founder of groSolar, talks about solar energy's present and future. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Web sites related to this episode include www.grosolar.com

Jul 24 2009

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Movie Magic (<i>Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs</i>), Part 3

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In this series of episodes, we talk to many of the scientists at Blue Sky Studios, which created the Ice Age series of animated features, including the recently released Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs . In episode 3, we hear from co-director Mike Thurmeier, art director Mike Knapp and head of lighting Andew Beddini. Special thanks to Hugo Ayala. Web sites related to this episode include www.blueskystudios.com and www.iceagemovie.com

Jul 14 2009

29mins

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Doctors Without Borders Fight on Ebola's Front Lines

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Scientific American health and medicine correspondent Dina Fine Maron talks with Armand Sprecher of Doctors Without Borders, who has fought Ebola in Guinea and Liberia. And Steve talks Ebola with Stanford's David Relman, chair of the Forum on Microbial Threats of the Institute of Medicine

Nov 14 2014

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Physics Nobel Prize: Buns, Bagels and Pretzels Help Explain Exotic Matter

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The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.

Oct 04 2016

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High Achievement High Schoolers

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High school scientists Sruti Swaminathan, Maia ten Brink, Alyssa Bailey, Moyukh Chatterjee and Fedja Kadribasic, all winners of state competitions sponsored by the American Junior Academy of Sciences, talk about their research. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news

May 19 2009

28mins

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They Do What?!: The Wide Wild World of Animal Sex

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Carin Bondar talks about her new book Wild Sex, which covers the strange, surreal and sometimes scary sex lives of our animal cousins.

Sep 26 2016

28mins

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Migratory Birds: What a Long-Range Trip It's Been

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Ornithologist Eduardo Inigo-Elias, senior research associate with the conservation science program at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, talks about the challenges of studying migratory birds and how improved relations between the U.S. and Cuba will help his field

Jun 19 2015

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Can It Be Bad to Be Too Clean?: The Hygiene Hypothesis

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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine researcher Kathleen Barnes talks about the hygiene hypothesis, which raises the possibility that our modern sterile environment may contribute to conditions such as asthma and eczema

Apr 07 2011

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The Truth about Cats and Dogs

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Scientific American magazine Editor in Chief John Rennie talks about the contents of the June issue, including articles on the evolution of cats and the physiology of sled dogs. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news

May 29 2009

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Large Hadron Collider Backgrounder

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Thomas LeCompte of Argonne National Lab was the physics coordinator for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. He talks about the instrument and its future, as we await the December 13th announcement as to whether the LHC has found the Higgs particle

Dec 11 2011

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Beauty Is Truth (and Science)

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Procter & Gamble scientists Greg Hillebrand and Jay Tiesman talk about scientific research related to beauty products and cosmetics. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Web sites related to this episode include www.pg.com/science

May 11 2009

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Plants Know Stuff

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Daniel Chamovitz , director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University, talks about his new book What a Plant Knows .

Jun 30 2012

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Origins of Everything: The September <i>Scientific American</i> Magazine

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Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina discusses the September special single-topic issue of Scientific American magazine, which covers origins, from the universe to the horse stirrup. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Web sites related to this episode include www.thelongtail.com

Sep 01 2009

26mins

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Air Pollution: An Unclear and Present Danger

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Journalist and author Beth Gardiner talks about her new book Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution . And CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna talks about gene editing.

Nov 21 2019

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150 Years of the Journal Nature

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Nature is arguably the world’s most prestigious scientific journal. Editor in chief Magdalena Skipper spoke with Scientific American ’s acting editor in chief Curtis Brainard about her journal as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Nov 11 2019

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Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

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John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of lithium-ion batteries” that have led to portable electronic devices that are rechargeable virtually anywhere on the planet.

Oct 10 2019

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How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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William Kaelin, Jr., Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” New therapies for cancer and conditions such as anemia are in the pipeline, based on these discoveries.

Oct 08 2019

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Talking Health and Energy at U.N. Climate Action Summit

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Scientific American senior editor Jen Schwartz talks with WHO officials Maria Neira and Agnès Soucat about climate and health and with Rachel Kyte, special representative to the U.N. secretary-general for, and CEO of, Sustainable Energy for All.

Oct 02 2019

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Kicking Climate Change: Wins for Health, the Economy and Security

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Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy talks with Scientific American ’s Andrea Thompson about the widespread benefits of taking action against climate change.

Sep 28 2019

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The Mathematical Language of Nature

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Physics historian Graham Farmelo talks about his latest book, The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets.

Sep 24 2019

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Jacks-of-All-Trades Make the Grade

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Journalist and author David Epstein talks about his new book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World .

Aug 10 2019

39mins

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It's Melting: Science on Ice

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Glaciologist Elizabeth Case of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University’s Earth Institute takes us out near Juneau, Alaska, to study and live on the shifting ice.

Jul 21 2019

24mins

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Joseph Lange's Campaign against HIV

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Seema Yasmin, director of research and education at the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, talks about her book The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man’s Fight to End the Global HIV Epidemic. Lange was killed five years ago today when flight MH17 was shot down.

Jul 17 2019

48mins

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Bone Up on What's Inside You

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Author and self-described fossil fanatic Brian Switek talks about his new book Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone.

Jun 26 2019

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Solving Our Plastic Problem

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At Scientific American 's third Science on the Hill event, experts from academia and the private sector met at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill to talk with Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina about solutions to our plethora-of-plastics problem.

Jun 19 2019

35mins

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Secrets of the Universe Revealed!

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Cornell University applied mathematics professor Steven Strogatz talks about his new book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe.

May 24 2019

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How the Black Hole Said Cheese

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Scientific American 's chief features editor Seth Fletcher talks about his book Einstein's Shadow, an account of the long effort to image a black hole that recently came to fruition.

Apr 29 2019

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A Tree and Its People in a Warming Landscape

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Conservation scientist Lauren Oakes discusses her book about Alaska ecology and sociology, In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World.

Apr 22 2019

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Science Couple Phages Out Superbug

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Medical researcher Steffanie Strathdee needed to save the life of her husband, researcher Tom Patterson, when he contracted one of the world's worst infections. She turned to phage therapy: using a virus to kill the bacteria.

Mar 13 2019

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Vaccine Rejection: Truth and Consequences

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Kent State epidemiologist Tara Smith talks about vaccines, recent preventable measles outbreaks and her 2017 journal article on vaccine rejection.

Feb 20 2019

24mins

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On the Origin of Darwin

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On this 210th anniversary of Darwin's birth we hear evolution writer and historian Richard Milner perform a brief monologue as Charles Darwin, and former Scientific American editor in chief John Rennie and Darwin's great-great-grandson Matthew Chapman read excerpts from The Origin of Species .

Feb 12 2019

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Warming Arctic on Thin Ice

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Scientific American collections editor Andrea Gawrylewski talks to managing editor Curtis Brainard about how warming in the Arctic affects us all. And glaciologist Elizabeth Case takes us out near Juneau to study and live on the shifting ice.

Jan 31 2019

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Fake Whiskeys and Octo-Ecstasy

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Scientific American assistant news editor, Tanya Lewis, and collections editor, Andrea Gawrylewski, take a deeper look at two short articles from the Advances news section of the December issue, on counterfeit whiskeys and the effect of real ecstasy...on octopuses.

Jan 14 2019

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