Scientific American Podcast: Science Talk

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Join host Steve Mirsky each week as he explores the latest developments in science and technology through interviews with leading scientists and journalists

Senior Editor Gary Stix talks about the September special issue of Scientific American, devoted to the science of being human. And Brown University evolutionary biologist Ken Miller discusses human... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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NPR science journalist Richard Harris talks about his book, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope and Wastes Billions. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=3v7Ec_saHHY:5oeLfgyz5E4:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=3v7Ec_saHHY:5oeLfgyz5E4:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=3v7Ec_saHHY:5oeLfgyz5E4:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=3v7Ec_saHHY:5oeLfgyz5E4:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=3v7Ec_saHHY:5oeLfgyz5E4:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=3v7Ec_saHHY:5oeLfgyz5E4:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=3v7Ec_saHHY:5oeLfgyz5E4:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=3v7Ec_saHHY:5oeLfgyz5E4:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/3v7Ec_saHHY)
At the second Science on the Hill event, AI, Robotics and Your Health, experts from academia and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about the... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=KCR9fV0W1CM:ACkiuWlTc0k:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=KCR9fV0W1CM:ACkiuWlTc0k:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=KCR9fV0W1CM:ACkiuWlTc0k:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=KCR9fV0W1CM:ACkiuWlTc0k:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=KCR9fV0W1CM:ACkiuWlTc0k:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- ...
Edinburgh University paleontologist Steve Brusatte talks about his May 2018 Scientific American article, "The Unlikely Triumph of the Dinosaurs," and his new book, The Rise and Fall of the... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Rj-s2kv2jh0:MkSiGBrIcWI:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Rj-s2kv2jh0:MkSiGBrIcWI:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Rj-s2kv2jh0:MkSiGBrIcWI:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=Rj-s2kv2jh0:MkSiGBrIcWI:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Rj-s2kv2jh0:MkSiGBrIcWI:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Rj-s2kv2jh0:MkSiGBrIcWI:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- ...
Brown University biologist and author Ken Miller talks about his new book The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness and Free Will. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=S0JTzjWee4M:LO94DaGO4gs:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=S0JTzjWee4M:LO94DaGO4gs:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=S0JTzjWee4M:LO94DaGO4gs:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=S0JTzjWee4M:LO94DaGO4gs:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=S0JTzjWee4M:LO94DaGO4gs:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=S0JTzjWee4M:LO94DaGO4gs:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=S0JTzjWee4M:LO94DaGO4gs:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- ...
Michael Lemonick, opinion editor at Scientific American, talks about his most recent book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory and Love, about Lonni Sue Johnson, who suffered a specific... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qkz1a3DcPMA:gSpSPBxQrgI:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qkz1a3DcPMA:gSpSPBxQrgI:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qkz1a3DcPMA:gSpSPBxQrgI:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=Qkz1a3DcPMA:gSpSPBxQrgI:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qkz1a3DcPMA:gSpSPBxQrgI:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- ...
David N. Schwartz talks about his latest book, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=fdTIvy0OBKY:x9uIo2tIROw:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=fdTIvy0OBKY:x9uIo2tIROw:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=fdTIvy0OBKY:x9uIo2tIROw:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=fdTIvy0OBKY:x9uIo2tIROw:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=fdTIvy0OBKY:x9uIo2tIROw:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=fdTIvy0OBKY:x9uIo2tIROw:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=fdTIvy0OBKY:x9uIo2tIROw:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- ...
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The Skinny on Fat Dec. 12, 2017
Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- ...
The Skinny on Fat Dec. 11, 2017
Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=tKewxZeXyvQ:irJbK4PeH5M:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- ...
Journalist Erik Vance talks about his first book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform and Heal. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/GMiO7q5YyZ8)
Journalist Erik Vance talks about his first book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform and Heal. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GMiO7q5YyZ8:RBSmkdyQ5pE:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/GMiO7q5YyZ8)
Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University's Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Almost... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:I9og5sOYxJI) ...
Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University's Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Almost... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=MQUbCPEuqbo:RGmtma2sL4o:I9og5sOYxJI) ...
Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago and author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, talks about our enduring fascination with monsters. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- ...
Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago and author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, talks about our enduring fascination with monsters. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qiwysR_ClLc:JC-R093hzhQ:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- ...
Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 2 of... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ...
Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 2 of... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=E6AopnVgiF4:HhWol4_8ptk:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ...