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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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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

    Kirk, Spock and Darwin

    Kirk, Spock and Darwin

    Duke University evolutionary biologist Mohamed A. F. Noor talks about his book Live Long and Evolve: What Star Trek Can Teach Us about Evolution, Genetics, and Life on Other Worlds .

    • 23 min
    How to Make a Mass Extinction

    How to Make a Mass Extinction

    Journalist and author Peter Brannen talks about his book The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions .

    • 39 min
    Air Pollution: An Unclear and Present Danger

    Air Pollution: An Unclear and Present Danger

    Journalist and author Beth Gardiner talks about her new book Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution . And CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna talks about gene editing.  

    • 37 min
    150 Years of the Journal Nature

    150 Years of the Journal Nature

    Nature is arguably the world’s most prestigious scientific journal. Editor in chief Magdalena Skipper spoke with Scientific American ’s acting editor in chief Curtis Brainard about her journal as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

    • 33 min
    Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

    Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

    John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of lithium-ion batteries” that have led to portable electronic devices that are rechargeable virtually anywhere on the planet.

    • 15 min
    How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

    How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

    William Kaelin, Jr., Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” New therapies for cancer and conditions such as anemia are in the pipeline, based on these discoveries.  

    • 22 min

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Excellent Scientific Podcast

A great show for those interested in developments in the scientific world around them.
I think a good balance is maintained in catering for novices like me and great scientific minds too.
It deals with global science issues so don't let the American part of the name fool you.

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