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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

382 Ratings
Average Ratings
224
74
30
18
36

WOW

By tatter87 - Jul 22 2019
Read more
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

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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: Bonus Bogus Brainteaser

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The Totally Bogus Quiz for this week

Dec 21 2009

3mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: The Perfect Bet: Taking the Gambling out of Gambling

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Mathematician and author Adam Kucharski talks about his new book The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling (Basic Books, 2016).

Apr 15 2016

34mins

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Rank #5: Cleopatra's Alexandria Treasures

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Renowned archaeologist Franck Goddio talks with podcast host Steve Mirsky about his efforts to recover artifacts from the ancient cities of Alexandria, Heracleion and Canopus, with special attention to discoveries related to Cleopatra and her reign. The exhibit Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt opens at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on June 5th. Web sites related to this episode include www.underwaterdiscovery.org

Feb 01 2010

28mins

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Rank #6: CSI: 19th-Century France and the Birth of Forensic Science

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Reporter and storyteller Steven Berkowitz talks to science journalist and author Douglas Starr about his book The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

Mar 16 2013

31mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: Bill McKibben's <i>Eaarth</i>, Part 1

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Writer and activist Bill McKibben talks to Scientific American 's Mark Fischetti about his new book Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet Part 1 of 2. Edited and produced by podcast host Steve Mirsky

Apr 22 2010

37mins

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Rank #9: Evolution Still on Trial 10 Years after Dover

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Evolutionary biologist Nicholas Matzke talks about the Kitzmiller v. Dover evolution trial on the 10th anniversary of the decision. He advised the plaintiffs while working for the National Center for Science Education. He also discusses the continuing post- Dover attempts to get creationist narratives taught in public school science classrooms.

Dec 20 2015

31mins

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Rank #10: The Hunt for the Fat Gene

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Medical researcher Richard Johnson, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, talks about his October Scientific American article "The Fat Gene," co-authored by anthropologist Peter Andrews of University College London and the Natural History Museum in London. Their piece is about how a genetic mutation in prehistoric apes may underlie today’s pandemic of obesity and diabetes

Sep 16 2015

32mins

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Rank #11: Cooking for Geeks: Jeff Potter on Experimenting in the Kitchen

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Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks and Good Food, talks with daily podcast correspondent Cynthia Graber, and podcast host Steve Mirsky tests your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Web sites related to content of this podcast include www.cookingforgeeks.com

Sep 03 2010

24mins

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Rank #12: Mary Roach Is Packing for Mars, Part 1

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Podcast host Steve Mirsky recently attended a talk by author Mary Roach about her new book Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void . In part 1 of this two-part episode, we'll hear that talk. Web sites related to content of this podcast include www.maryroach.net

Aug 20 2010

31mins

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Rank #13: Mary Roach Is Packing for Mars, Part 2

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Podcast host Steve Mirsky talks with author Mary Roach about her new book "Packing For Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void." Part 2 of 2. (Part 1 is at http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=mary-roach-is-packing-for-mars-10-08-20). Web sites related to content of this podcast include www.maryroach.net.

Aug 21 2010

17mins

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Rank #14: Let's Get Small: A Panel on Nanoscience

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Scientific American senior editor Josh Fischman joins nanoscience researchers Shana Kelly, Yamuna Krishnan, Benjamin Bratton, along with moderator Bridget Kendall from the BBC World Service program The Forum

Oct 15 2014

32mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: The Placement Excitation: <i>Scientific American</i> on <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>

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In conjunction with this magazine's inclusion on the March 12 episode of The Big Bang Theory , here's an edited version of a talk by the sitcom's science advisor, U.C.L.A. physicist David Saltzberg, about his role and the show's reach

Mar 12 2015

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Rank #17: Invisible Ink and More: The Science of Spying in the Revolutionary War

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John Nagy, author of Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution, discusses the codes, ciphers, chemistry and psychology of spying in the American Revolution, in a talk recorded by podcast host Steve Mirsky at the historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Web sites related to this episode include http://snipurl.com/vnhy8

Apr 21 2010

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Rank #18: <i>The Poisoner's Handbook</i>: The Sinister Side of Chemistry

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Deborah Blum talks about her new work, The Poisoner's Handbook, a look at how easy it used to be to kill someone with poison and the researchers who made poisoning much harder to get away with. Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news. Web sites related to this episode include blog.deborahblum.com

Feb 25 2010

31mins

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Rank #19: Chemistry Nobel: Keeping DNA in Good Repair

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The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for discoveries of the mechanisms by which cells maintain the integrity of their DNA sequences

Oct 07 2015

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Rank #20: 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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