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Join host Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists.

Join host Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists.
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Join host Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists.

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English


Episodes

Jacks-of-All-Trades Make the Grade

8/10/2019
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Journalist and author David Epstein talks about his new book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:39:57

It's Melting: Science on Ice

7/21/2019
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Glaciologist Elizabeth Case of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University’s Earth Institute takes us out near Juneau, Alaska, to study and live on the shifting ice. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:24:46

Joseph Lange's Campaign against HIV

7/17/2019
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Seema Yasmin, director of research and education at the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, talks about her book The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man’s Fight to End the Global HIV Epidemic.... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:48:08

Bone Up on What's Inside You

6/26/2019
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Author and self-described fossil fanatic Brian Switek talks about his new book Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:44:39

Solving Our Plastic Problem

6/19/2019
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At Scientific American's third Science on the Hill event, experts from academia and the private sector met at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill to talk with Scientific American... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:35:11

Secrets of the Universe Revealed!

5/24/2019
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Cornell University applied mathematics professor Steven Strogatz talks about his new book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:36:39

How the Black Hole Said Cheese

4/29/2019
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Scientific American's chief features editor Seth Fletcher talks about his book Einstein's Shadow, an account of the long effort to image a black hole that recently came to fruition. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:21:44

A Tree and Its People in a Warming Landscape

4/22/2019
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Conservation scientist Lauren Oakes discusses her book about Alaska ecology and sociology, In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:35:51

Science Couple Phages Out Superbug

3/13/2019
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Medical researcher Steffanie Strathdee needed to save the life of her husband, researcher Tom Patterson, when he contracted one of the world's worst infections. She turned to phage therapy: using a... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:34:32

Vaccine Rejection: Truth and Consequences

2/20/2019
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Kent State epidemiologist Tara Smith talks about vaccines, recent preventable measles outbreaks and her 2017 journal article on vaccine rejection. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:24:52

On the Origin of Darwin

2/13/2019
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On this 210th anniversary of Darwin's birth we hear evolution writer and historian Richard Milner perform a brief monologue as Charles Darwin, and former Scientific American editor in chief John... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:15:07

Warming Arctic on Thin Ice

1/31/2019
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Scientific American collections editor Andrea Gawrylewski talks to managing editor Curtis Brainard about how warming in the Arctic affects us all. And glaciologist Elizabeth Case takes us out near... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:16:08

Fake Whiskeys and Octo-Ecstasy

1/14/2019
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Scientific American assistant news editor, Tanya Lewis, and collections editor, Andrea Gawrylewski, take a deeper look at two short articles from the Advances news section of the December issue,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:28:17

Ultima Thule and the Apes of Earth

1/3/2019
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As the New Horizons mission approached Ultima Thule, Rowan University paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara put our close-up study of the Kuiper Belt object into a deep-time perspective. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:07:24

Meet the Real Ravenmaster

12/18/2018
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Christopher Skaife talks about his new book The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London, in front of a live audience at Caveat, “the speakeasy bar for intelligent... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:38:19

The Crusade against Dangerous Food, Part 2

11/22/2018
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Pulitzer Priz​e–winning journalist Deborah Blum talks about her book The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the 20th Century, Part 2. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:21:05

The Crusade against Dangerous Food, Part 1

11/22/2018
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Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Deborah Blum talks about her book The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the 20th Century, Part 1. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:30:00

Bones and Stones: Cemetery Geology

10/31/2018
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A tour of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, N.Y., focuses on the geology of the landscape and the mausoleums. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:32:53

Tinder for Cheetahs; and an Unusual Blindness

10/17/2018
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Scientific American assistant news editor, Tanya Lewis, and collections editor, Andrea Gawrylewski, host a new podcast that takes a deeper look at short articles from the Advances news section of the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:25:31

Better Living through Evolution: Nobel Prize in Chemistry

10/3/2018
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Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for using evolutionary principles to create highly efficient enzymes and antibodies, with numerous practical... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:14:28