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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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471 Ratings
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279
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22
41

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The COVID-19 series has been informative without being exploitative. I appreciate that. La

WOW

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This podcast is awesome like it’s topic (SCIENCE)
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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

Rank #1: Creating Darwin's Biopic; and Consumer Electronics

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Science Talk correspondent John Pavlus talks with Jon Amiel, director of the new Darwin biography movie Creation, and with Randal Keynes, Darwin's great-great-grandson and one of the film's scriptwriters. Then we'll hear from a few of the exhibitors who spoke to ScientificAmerican.com 's Larry Greenemeier at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Jan 23 2010

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: "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

34mins

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Rank #5: How Physics Limits Intelligence

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Award-winning author Douglas Fox talks about his cover story in the July issue of Scientific American on The Limits of Intelligence, placed there by the laws of physics

Jun 17 2011

26mins

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Rank #6: Super-Earths: Bigger, and Maybe Better

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Dimitar Sasselov, professor of astronomy at Harvard University and the founder and director of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative, talks about his new book The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet

Jun 22 2012

37mins

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Rank #7: Physics Now and Then: From Neutrinos to Galileo

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Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, director of the Origins Initiative at Arizona State University, talks with podcast host Steve Mirsky about neutrinos and gravity waves. And Cynthia Graber talks with Paolo Galluzzi, director of the newly reopened Museo Galileo, the science museum in Florence, Italy. Plus, we test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Web sites related to content of this podcast include http://www.museogalileo.it

Jun 16 2010

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Rank #8: The Mind's Hidden Switches

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Eric J. Nestler, director of the Friedman Brain Institute at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, talks about his article in the December issue of Scientific American magazine on epigenetics and human behavior, called "Hidden Switches in the Mind"

Nov 23 2011

28mins

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Rank #9: 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

28mins

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Rank #10: The Epic History of the Horse

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Science journalist and equestrian Wendy Williams talks about her new book The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion

Dec 11 2015

32mins

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Rank #11: The First Nuclear Arms Race: Churchill's Bomb, Part 1

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Graham Farmelo is the award-winning author of the Dirac biography The Strangest Man . His latest book is Churchill’s Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race

Apr 25 2014

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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: Found in Space, Part 1

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Journalist Lee Billings Talks about his book Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search For Life Among the Stars , Part 1 of 2

Feb 27 2014

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Rank #14: 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

37mins

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Rank #15: Gravitational Wave Scientists Astounded--by Your Interest

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Caltech’s Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever and MIT’s Rainer Weiss were the founders of the LIGO experiment that detected gravitational waves. They were just awarded the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics and two of them spoke with Scientific American 's Clara Moskowitz about LIGO and the public's reaction.

Jun 14 2016

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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: Photograph 51: Rosalind Franklin and the Race For The Double Helix of DNA (Part 2 of 2)

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Photograph 51 is a new play about Rosalind Franklin, Watson and Crick, and the race to determine the structure of DNA, at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, running through November 21st. A panel discussion about the play on November 2nd featured crystallography expert Helen Berman, biologist and Franklin scholar Lynne Osman Elkin, science journalist Nicholas Wade, playwright Anna Ziegler and moderator Stuart Firestein

Nov 06 2010

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Rank #18: Alan Alda's Human Spark

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Alan Alda, star of stage, screen and science, talks with podcast host Steve Mirsky about his new PBS science series The Human Spark as well as his strong interest in science and long association with Scientific American

Jan 08 2010

35mins

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Rank #19: How Myths Evolve over Time and Migrations

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Julien d’Huy, of the Pantheon–Sorbonne University in Paris, talks about the use of evolutionary theory and computer modeling in the comparative analysis of myths and folktales, the subject of his article in the December 2016 Scientific American .

Nov 15 2016

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Rank #20: Electric Eels versus Horses: Shocking but True

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Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University talks to Cynthia Graber about electric eel research that led him to accept 19th-century naturalist Alexander von Humboldt's account of electric eels attacking horses.

Jun 27 2016

14mins

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How Nature Helps Body and Soul

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Journalist and author Florence Williams talks about her book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative .

Jun 28 2020

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The Messenger Is the Message

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Behavioral scientist Stephen Martin and psychologist Joseph Marks talk about their book Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why .

Jun 26 2020

36mins

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Air, Sea and Space: Ocean Health, Atmosphere Insights and Black Holes

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Biological oceanography expert Miriam Goldstein talks about issues facing the oceans. Reporter Adam Levy discusses air pollution info available because of the pandemic. And astrophysicist Andrew Fabian chats about black holes.

Jun 21 2020

24mins

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Science on the Hill: Calculating Climate

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For the fourth Science on the Hill event, Future Climate: What We Know, What We Don’t, experts talked with Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti about what goes into modeling our climate—and how such models are used in addition to long-term climate prediction.

Jun 18 2020

59mins

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Your Brain, Free Will and the Law

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Stanford University neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky talks about human behavior, the penal system and the question of free will.

May 29 2020

42mins

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No, No Nobel: How to Lose the Prize

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Physicist Brian Keating talks about his book Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor .

May 19 2020

42mins

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Galileo's Fight against Science Denial

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Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio talks about his latest book, Galileo: And the Science Deniers, and how the legendary scientist’s battles are still relevant today.

May 05 2020

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Where Is Everybody Else in the Universe?

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Guest host W. Wayt Gibbs talks with Jason Wright, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, about what’s known as the Fermi paradox: In a universe of trillions of planets, where is everybody?

Apr 28 2020

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Why Exercise Is So Good For You

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Health journalist Judy Foreman talks about her new book Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging .

Apr 25 2020

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COVID-19: What the Autopsies Reveal

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Pathologists are starting to get a closer look at the damage that COVID-19 does to the body by carefully examining the internal organs of people who have died from the novel coronavirus.

Apr 24 2020

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COVID-19: The Need for Secure Labs--and Their Risks

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Coronavirus research requires high-containment labs. Journalist Elisabeth Eaves talks with Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs about her article “The Risks of Building Too Many Bio Labs,” a joint project of the New Yorker and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists .

Apr 03 2020

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Flat Earthers: What They Believe and Why

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Michael Marshall, project director of the Good Thinking Society in the U.K., talks about flat earth belief and its relationship to conspiracy theories and other antiscience activities.

Mar 27 2020

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COVID-19: Predicting the Path and Analyzing Immunity

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Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs continues to report on the coronavirus outbreak from his home in Kirkland, Wash., site of the first U.S. cases. In this installment, he talks with researchers about what their models show for the future of the pandemic and on research to create tests to see who has developed immunity.

Mar 24 2020

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COVID-19: How and Why the Virus Spreads Quickly

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Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the original U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this installment of our ongoing series, he talks with researchers about the properties of the virus and why it spreads so quickly.

Mar 24 2020

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COVID-19: The Wildlife Trade and Human Disease

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Christian Walzer, executive director of global health at the Wildlife Conservation Society, talks about how the wildlife trade, especially for human consumption, can lead to disease outbreaks.

Mar 20 2020

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David Quammen: How Animal Infections Spill Over to Humans

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In this 2012 interview, David Quammen talks about his book  Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, which is highly relevant to the emergence of the coronavirus that has changed our lives.

Mar 19 2020

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COVID-19: Dealing with Social Distancing

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Judy Moskowitz, a professor of medical social sciences at Northwestern University, talks about ways to cope during this time of missing out on our usual diet of social interactions.

Mar 17 2020

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Coronavirus Hot Zone: Research and Responses in the U.S. Epicenter

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Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this installment of our ongoing series, he talks with researchers about the efforts to create vaccines and treatments and the challenges the outbreak poses to cancer patients and others who are immunocompromised.

Mar 14 2020

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Coronavirus Hot Zone: The View from the U.S. Epicenter

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Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this first installment of an ongoing series, he looks at why children seem to weather this disease better than adults and the complicated issue of shuttering schools.

Mar 10 2020

16mins

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The New Cosmos: A Conversation with Ann Druyan

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Emmy and Peabody Award–winning science writer, producer and director Ann Druyan talks about Cosmos: Possible Worlds, the next installment of the Cosmos series.

Mar 08 2020

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iTunes Ratings

471 Ratings
Average Ratings
279
92
37
22
41

Thank you

By Latho717 - Mar 17 2020
Read more
The COVID-19 series has been informative without being exploitative. I appreciate that. La

WOW

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