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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

How Your Homes and Buildings Affect You

Journalist and author Emily Anthes talks about her book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness .

34 MIN6 d ago
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How Your Homes and Buildings Affect You

African-Americans, Nature and Environmental Justice

Journalist Bob Hirshon reports from the Taking Nature Black conference, reporter Shahla Farzan talks about tracking copperhead snakes, and nanoscientist Ondrej Krivanek discusses microscopes with subangstrom resolution.

29 MIN2 w ago
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African-Americans, Nature and Environmental Justice

How Nature Helps Body and Soul

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

29 MINJUN 28
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How Nature Helps Body and Soul

The Messenger Is the Message

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

36 MINJUN 26
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The Messenger Is the Message

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

Biological oceanography expert Miriam Goldsteintalks 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.

24 MINJUN 21
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Air, Sea and Space: Ocean Health, Atmosphere Insights and Black Holes

Science on the Hill: Calculating Climate

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.

59 MINJUN 19
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Science on the Hill: Calculating Climate

Your Brain, Free Will and the Law

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

42 MINMAY 30
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Your Brain, Free Will and the Law

No, No Nobel: How to Lose the Prize

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

42 MINMAY 20
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No, No Nobel: How to Lose the Prize

Galileo's Fight against Science Denial

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.

25 MINMAY 6
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Galileo's Fight against Science Denial

Where Is Everybody Else in the Universe?

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?

22 MINAPR 28
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Where Is Everybody Else in the Universe?

Latest Episodes

How Your Homes and Buildings Affect You

Journalist and author Emily Anthes talks about her book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness .

34 MIN6 d ago
Comments
How Your Homes and Buildings Affect You

African-Americans, Nature and Environmental Justice

Journalist Bob Hirshon reports from the Taking Nature Black conference, reporter Shahla Farzan talks about tracking copperhead snakes, and nanoscientist Ondrej Krivanek discusses microscopes with subangstrom resolution.

29 MIN2 w ago
Comments
African-Americans, Nature and Environmental Justice

How Nature Helps Body and Soul

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

29 MINJUN 28
Comments
How Nature Helps Body and Soul

The Messenger Is the Message

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

36 MINJUN 26
Comments
The Messenger Is the Message

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

Biological oceanography expert Miriam Goldsteintalks 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.

24 MINJUN 21
Comments
Air, Sea and Space: Ocean Health, Atmosphere Insights and Black Holes

Science on the Hill: Calculating Climate

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.

59 MINJUN 19
Comments
Science on the Hill: Calculating Climate

Your Brain, Free Will and the Law

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

42 MINMAY 30
Comments
Your Brain, Free Will and the Law

No, No Nobel: How to Lose the Prize

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

42 MINMAY 20
Comments
No, No Nobel: How to Lose the Prize

Galileo's Fight against Science Denial

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.

25 MINMAY 6
Comments
Galileo's Fight against Science Denial

Where Is Everybody Else in the Universe?

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?

22 MINAPR 28
Comments
Where Is Everybody Else in the Universe?
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