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Science Talk

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Rank #46 in Science category

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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

375 Ratings
Average Ratings
219
74
29
18
35

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
Read more
Overall a very good science podcast.
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Science Talk

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Rank #46 in Science category

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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: The Science of Staying in Love; and Scientists as Communicators--and Heroes

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Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina and psychology researcher Robert Epstein, a contributing editor to Scientific American MIND magazine, talk about falling in love and staying that way. And science communicator Dennis Meredith discusses his book Explaining Research, and the importance for scientists of reaching the public. Web sites related to this episode include www.explainingresearch.com
Apr 07 2010
23 mins
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Rank #2: 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
6 mins
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Rank #3: 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
17 mins
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Rank #4: Nobel Laureate Avram Hershko: The Orchestra in the Cell

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Nobel laureate Avram Hershko, who determined cellular mechanisms for breaking down proteins, talks about his research in a conversation recorded at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. And Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina discusses the recent inaugural Google Science Fair
Jul 28 2011
25 mins
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Rank #5: 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
32 mins
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Rank #6: 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
32 mins
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Rank #7: Gravitational Waves Found: Kip Thorne Explains

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Scientific American 's Josh Fischman talks with renowned astrophysicist and general relativity expert Kip Thorne about the discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO Project, co-founded by Thorne.
Feb 12 2016
15 mins
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Rank #8: 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
28 mins
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Rank #9: Penis Enlightenment: Bering Straight Talk

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Jesse Bering discusses his 2012 book Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? (And Other Reflections on Being Human)
Jun 27 2013
34 mins
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Rank #10: Physics Nobel: Neutrinos <i>Do</i> Have Mass

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The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass
Oct 06 2015
35 mins
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Rank #11: 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
28 mins
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Rank #12: 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
28 mins
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Rank #13: 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
29 mins
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Rank #14: Catch Me If You Ketchikan: <i>Scientific American</i> Alaska Cruise, Part 1

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Scientific American Bright Horizons Cruise 22 arrives in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Aug 26 2014
8 mins
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Rank #15: 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
28 mins
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Rank #16: Food Poisoning's Lasting Legacy

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Scientific American Science of Health columnist Maryn McKenna talks about the new understanding that food poisoning can have long-lasting negative health effects
Apr 05 2012
20 mins
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Rank #17: 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
28 mins
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Rank #18: Mississippi Mound Builders Meet the 33rd Legion

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Astronomer Alan Smale spends his days at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center exploring celestial objects, but he's also the author of Clash of Eagles, an alternate-history novel in which a Roman Legion invades North America
May 06 2015
22 mins
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Rank #19: If You're Happy, How You Know It

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Social scientist Roly Russell, of the Sandhill Institute in British Columbia, talked with Scientific American 's Mark Fischetti at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science about potentially better measures than GDP of a nation's well-being
Feb 22 2012
8 mins
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Rank #20: 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
27 mins
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