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Science Talk



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 a



 



The Skinny on Fat

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:27:00 -0500

Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You .


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Your Brain Is So Easily Fooled

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:15:00 -0500

Journalist Erik Vance talks about his first book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform and Heal .  


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Come On and Zoom (through the Universe)

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 21:19:00 -0500

Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Almost Nothing, and the OSIRIS-REx space mission.  


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Monsters: Not Just for Halloween

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:44:00 -0500

Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago and author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, talks about our enduring fascination with monsters.  


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Maryn McKenna's Big Chicken, Part 2

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:02:00 -0500

Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats . (Part 2 of 2)  


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Maryn McKenna's Big Chicken, Part 1

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0500

Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats . (Part 1 of 2)  


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https://flex.acast.com/www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/podcast.mp3?fileId=E8FD1F42-0F5D-4ABF-AE07F420F54C8047




Nobel Prize Explainer: Catching Proteins in the Act

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 15:05:00 -0500

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-electron microscopy that can determine high-resolution structures of biomolecules in solution.  


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Nobel Prize Explainer: Gravitational Waves and the LIGO Detector

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 13:48:00 -0500

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for their contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.  


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Nobel Prize Explainer: Circadian Rhythm's Oscillatory Control Mechanism

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 10:02:00 -0500

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded today to Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms.  


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Does Evolution Repeat Itself?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:43:00 -0500

Jonathan Losos, biology professor at Harvard and curator of herpetology at the university’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, talks about his latest book, Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance and the Future of Evolution .  


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The Great American Eclipse

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 14:04:00 -0500

In advance of the big solar eclipse on August 21, author and journalist David Baron talks about his new book American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World .  


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Curiouser and Curiouser

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 17:25:00 -0500

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious .


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The Shark That Conquered the Whorl

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:10:00 -0500

Journalist and author Susan Ewing talks about her new book Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270-Million-Year-Old Fossil . (And we'll discuss how Helicoprion is not technically a shark, but it's really close!)


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Undersea National Monument Could Be Left High and Dry

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:08:00 -0500

Scott Kraus, vice president and senior science advisor at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium in Boston, talks about the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, created last year and already under threat.    


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Wacky Florida's Weird Science

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:35:00 -0500

Journalist Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times talks about his book, Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country .


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