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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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Episodes

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

Laser Advances That Changed Our Lives: Nobel Prize in Physics

10/2/2018
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Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland shared the Nobel Prize for finding ways to control and enhance laser light, leading to numerous common applications. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:29:15

Unleashing Immunity against Cancer: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

10/1/2018
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James P. Allison and and Tasuku Honjo shared the Nobel Prize for their discovery of inhibition of negative immune regulation, the basis of new drugs against cancer. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:20:47

Where There's a Wills There's a Way to Explain the Home Run Rise

10/1/2018
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Astrophysicist and sports data scientist Meredith Wills talks about why a subtle change in major league baseballs may be behind the jump in home runs after 2014. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:30:50

More People, but Less Hardship?

9/25/2018
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann talks about the just-issued Goalkeepers Report, tracking progress against poverty and disease even as the population keeps rising. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:26:34

Here's Looking at Humanity, Kid

9/5/2018
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Senior Editor Gary Stix talks about the September special issue of Scientific American, devoted to the science of being human. And Brown University evolutionary biologist Ken Miller discusses human... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:24:49

Life at the Improv: The Power of Imagination

8/17/2018
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Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, talks about his two latest books, The Evolution of Imagination and Why We Need Religion. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:40:45

Out with the Bad Science

8/2/2018
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NPR science journalist Richard Harris talks about his book, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope and Wastes Billions. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:37:52

AI, Robotics and Your Health

6/19/2018
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At the second Science Meets Congress event, AI, Robotics and Your Health, experts from academia and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:31:27

A Brain Deprived of Memory

3/30/2018
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Michael Lemonick, opinion editor at Scientific American, talks about his most recent book The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love. About Lonni Sue Johnson, who suffered a specific... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:29:54

Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin: The Energy Sector

3/1/2018
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Freelance science journalist Kevin Begos reports from the U.S. Power and Renewable Summit in Austin, Texas, on the use of blockchain technology to make more efficient energy markets and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:11:37

A Future for American Energy

1/29/2018
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At the first Science Meets Congress event, Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, energy and innovation experts from academia, government and the private sector talked with Scientific American... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:39:44

Your Brain Is So Easily Fooled

11/27/2017
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Journalist Erik Vance talks about his first book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform and Heal. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:32:13

Maryn McKenna's Big Chicken [Part Two]

10/18/2017
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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... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:19:19

Maryn McKenna's Big Chicken [Part One]

10/18/2017
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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... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:29:59

Nobel Prize Explainer: Catching Proteins in the Act

10/4/2017
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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... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:10:49

Nobel Prize Explainer: Gravitational Waves and the LIGO Detector

10/3/2017
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The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for their contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:17:29

Nobel Prize Explainer: Circadian Rhythm's Oscillatory Control Mechanism

10/2/2017
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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded today to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:16:44

Does Evolution Repeat Itself?

9/27/2017
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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... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration:00:43:00