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Science Talk

Science Talk

Scientific American

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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

Latest Episodes

Advancing Efforts in Disease Interception

Ben Wiegand, global head of the World Without Disease Accelerator at Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, talks about efforts to prevent a disease or to identify it in its earliest stages for more effective treatments.

21 MIN1 d ago
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Advancing Efforts in Disease Interception

Kirk, Spock and Darwin

Duke University evolutionary biologist Mohamed A. F. Noor talks about his book Live Long and Evolve: What Star Trek Can Teach Us about Evolution, Genetics, and Life on Other Worlds .

23 MIN2 w ago
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Kirk, Spock and Darwin

How to Make a Mass Extinction

Journalist and author Peter Brannen talks about his bookThe Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions .

39 MINJAN 31
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How to Make a Mass Extinction

Air Pollution: An Unclear and Present Danger

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.

37 MIN2019 NOV 22
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Air Pollution: An Unclear and Present Danger

150 Years of the Journal Nature

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.

33 MIN2019 NOV 12
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150 Years of the Journal Nature

Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

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

15 MIN2019 OCT 10
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Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

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

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.

22 MIN2019 OCT 8
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How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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

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

24 MIN2019 OCT 3
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Talking Health and Energy at U.N. Climate Action Summit

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

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

20 MIN2019 SEP 28
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Kicking Climate Change: Wins for Health, the Economy and Security

The Mathematical Language of Nature

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

34 MIN2019 SEP 25
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The Mathematical Language of Nature

Latest Episodes

Advancing Efforts in Disease Interception

Ben Wiegand, global head of the World Without Disease Accelerator at Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, talks about efforts to prevent a disease or to identify it in its earliest stages for more effective treatments.

21 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Advancing Efforts in Disease Interception

Kirk, Spock and Darwin

Duke University evolutionary biologist Mohamed A. F. Noor talks about his book Live Long and Evolve: What Star Trek Can Teach Us about Evolution, Genetics, and Life on Other Worlds .

23 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Kirk, Spock and Darwin

How to Make a Mass Extinction

Journalist and author Peter Brannen talks about his bookThe Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions .

39 MINJAN 31
Comments
How to Make a Mass Extinction

Air Pollution: An Unclear and Present Danger

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.

37 MIN2019 NOV 22
Comments
Air Pollution: An Unclear and Present Danger

150 Years of the Journal Nature

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.

33 MIN2019 NOV 12
Comments
150 Years of the Journal Nature

Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

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

15 MIN2019 OCT 10
Comments
Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

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

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.

22 MIN2019 OCT 8
Comments
How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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

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

24 MIN2019 OCT 3
Comments
Talking Health and Energy at U.N. Climate Action Summit

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

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

20 MIN2019 SEP 28
Comments
Kicking Climate Change: Wins for Health, the Economy and Security

The Mathematical Language of Nature

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

34 MIN2019 SEP 25
Comments
The Mathematical Language of Nature
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