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Scientific American

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Science Talk

Science Talk

Scientific American

271
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995
Plays
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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

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 MIN1 w ago
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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 MIN2 w ago
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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?

Why Exercise Is So Good For You

Health journalist Judy Foreman talks about her new book Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging .

30 MINAPR 25
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Why Exercise Is So Good For You

COVID-19: What the Autopsies Reveal

Pathologists are starting to get a closer look at the damage that COVID-19 does to the body by carefully examining the internal organs of people who have died from the novel coronavirus.

15 MINAPR 24
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COVID-19: What the Autopsies Reveal

COVID-19: The Need for Secure Labs--and Their Risks

Coronavirus research requires high-containment labs. Journalist Elisabeth Eaves talks with Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs about her article “The Risks of Building Too Many Bio Labs,” a joint project of the New Yorker and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists .

14 MINAPR 4
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COVID-19: The Need for Secure Labs--and Their Risks

Flat Earthers: What They Believe and Why

Michael Marshall, project director of the Good Thinking Society in the U.K., talks about flat earth belief and its relationship to conspiracy theories and other antiscience activities.

33 MINMAR 28
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Flat Earthers: What They Believe and Why

COVID-19: Predicting the Path and Analyzing Immunity

Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs continues to report on the coronavirus outbreak from his home in Kirkland, Wash., site of the first U.S. cases. In this installment, he talks with researchers about what their models show for the future of the pandemicand on research to create tests to see who has developed immunity.

15 MINMAR 25
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COVID-19: Predicting the Path and Analyzing Immunity

COVID-19: How and Why the Virus Spreads Quickly

Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the original U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this installment of our ongoing series, he talks with researchers about the properties of the virus and why it spreads so quickly.

13 MINMAR 24
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COVID-19: How and Why the Virus Spreads Quickly

Latest Episodes

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 MIN1 w ago
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 MIN2 w ago
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?

Why Exercise Is So Good For You

Health journalist Judy Foreman talks about her new book Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging .

30 MINAPR 25
Comments
Why Exercise Is So Good For You

COVID-19: What the Autopsies Reveal

Pathologists are starting to get a closer look at the damage that COVID-19 does to the body by carefully examining the internal organs of people who have died from the novel coronavirus.

15 MINAPR 24
Comments
COVID-19: What the Autopsies Reveal

COVID-19: The Need for Secure Labs--and Their Risks

Coronavirus research requires high-containment labs. Journalist Elisabeth Eaves talks with Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs about her article “The Risks of Building Too Many Bio Labs,” a joint project of the New Yorker and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists .

14 MINAPR 4
Comments
COVID-19: The Need for Secure Labs--and Their Risks

Flat Earthers: What They Believe and Why

Michael Marshall, project director of the Good Thinking Society in the U.K., talks about flat earth belief and its relationship to conspiracy theories and other antiscience activities.

33 MINMAR 28
Comments
Flat Earthers: What They Believe and Why

COVID-19: Predicting the Path and Analyzing Immunity

Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs continues to report on the coronavirus outbreak from his home in Kirkland, Wash., site of the first U.S. cases. In this installment, he talks with researchers about what their models show for the future of the pandemicand on research to create tests to see who has developed immunity.

15 MINMAR 25
Comments
COVID-19: Predicting the Path and Analyzing Immunity

COVID-19: How and Why the Virus Spreads Quickly

Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the original U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this installment of our ongoing series, he talks with researchers about the properties of the virus and why it spreads so quickly.

13 MINMAR 24
Comments
COVID-19: How and Why the Virus Spreads Quickly
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