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Science Talk from Scientific American

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New York, NY

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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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@sciam

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English


Episodes

The Great American Eclipse

8/9/2017
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In advance of the big solar eclipse of August 21st, 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... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:38:09


Curiouser and Curiouser

8/2/2017
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Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book WHY? What Makes Us Curious. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:25:04


The Shark That Conquered the Whorl

7/22/2017
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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... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:39:09


Undersea National Monument Could Be Left High and Dry

7/12/2017
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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... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:23:47


Wacky Florida's Weird Science

6/20/2017
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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. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:31:37


The Gestation Equation: Testing Babies' Genes

6/2/2017
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Journalist Bonnie Rochman talks about her new Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux book The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids—and the Kids We... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:38:37


5G Wiz: What's On the Horizon for Mobile

5/31/2017
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Verizon’s director of network planning, Sanyogita Shamsunder, talks with Scientific American's Larry Greenemeier about the coming 5G and EM-spectrum-based communications in general. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:17:42


Take the Tube: Underground As A Way of Life

5/4/2017
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Emory University paleontologist, geologist and ichnologist Anthony J. Martin talks about his new book The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath Our... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:30:23


Killer Cats Bash Biodiversity

4/25/2017
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Peter Marra, director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, talks with journalist Rene Ebersole about the threat of outdoor cats to wild animals and to human health. Marra is the co-author, with... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:23:45


Dogging It: Turning Wild Foxes Into Man's 2nd-Best Friend

4/19/2017
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Evolutionary biologist and science historian Lee Dugatkin talks about the legendary six-decade Siberian experiment in fox domestication run by Lyudmila Trut, his co-author of a new book and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:32:49


What's Driving the Self-Driving Cars Rush

3/29/2017
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Scientific American technology editor Larry Greenemeier talks with Ken Washington, VP of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford, about self-driving cars. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:11:14


Biology's Lessons For Business

3/22/2017
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Martin K. Reeves and Simon Levin talk about their Scientific American essay "Building a Resilient Business Inspired by Biology." -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:20:42


Churchill's Extraterrestrials

2/16/2017
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Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio writes in the journal Nature and talks to Scientific American about the recently rediscovered essay by Winston Churchill that analyzed with impressive scientific... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:11:56


Rapid-Response Vaccines for Epidemic Outbreaks

1/31/2017
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Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Gates Foundation, talks to Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina about the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:13:45


Exit Interview: Presidential Science Advisor John Holdren

1/20/2017
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Scientific American executive editor Fred Guterl talks with President Obama’s science advisor John Holdren about climate science, space travel, the issue of reproducibility in science, the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:32:51


We're Taking You To Bellevue

1/18/2017
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Pulitzer Prize-winning NYU historian David Oshinsky, director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the NYU Langone Medical Center, talks about his latest book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:37:58


Best Science Books of 2016

1/1/2017
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Barbara Kiser, Books and Arts Editor at the journal Nature, talks about her favorite science books of 2016, especially three books about the little-known history of women mathematicians. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:13:23


Getting Robots To Say No

12/22/2016
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Gordon Briggs, a postdoc at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, talks about the article he and Matthias Scheutz, director of the Human Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts University, wrote in the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:18:30


How Myths Evolve Over Time and Migrations

11/16/2016
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Julien D’Huy, of the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, talks about the use of evolutionary theory and computer modeling in the comparative analysis of myths and folktales, the subject of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:14:09


Attack On the Internet: Weak-Link Nanny Cams

10/27/2016
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Paul Rosenzweig, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security and founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC talks about the October 21st attack on internet service... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duration: 00:18:27

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