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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

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    • 4.1, 39 Ratings

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

    How Nature Helps Body and Soul

    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 min
    The Messenger Is the Message

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

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

    Biological oceanography expert Miriam Goldstein talks 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 min
    Science on the Hill: Calculating Climate

    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 min
    Your Brain, Free Will and the Law

    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 min
    No, No Nobel: How to Lose the Prize

    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 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Nabil Boag ,

No Holds Science

The host is funny and ruthlessly unapologetic in his defense of science, which I find great.

Could be a bit longer

Overall great show.

Rupert Hacker ,

Covid 19

First two excellent episodes
Well informed, thoughtful and clear

Lexuk ,

Errors on the download

Used to listen to this a lot, but for the last couple of weeks all I'm getting is errors on the download and no podcast. It says there's a server problem that hasn't been fixed. Please fix it!

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