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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

    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
    Galileo's Fight against Science Denial

    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 min
    Where Is Everybody Else in the Universe?

    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 min
    Why Exercise Is So Good For You

    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 min
    COVID-19: What the Autopsies Reveal

    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 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
469 Ratings

469 Ratings

Latho717 ,

Thank you

The COVID-19 series has been informative without being exploitative. I appreciate that. La

Esl learner frank. ,

Too political views

I am here to listen to scientific news not your biased political stands. Sadly both the host and the interviewee were too proud and even the progresses of air pollution reduction in China were attributed to the need of stability of governing China by CCP based on their American-centric views. Too sad.

JK4K ,

Good until it turned political

I’ve enjoyed this scientific podcast as a reprieve from the idiotic drama unfolding in our government and the news. Then the air pollution issue dove headlong into that morass. No thank you.

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