Scientific American Podcast: Science Talk

by Scientific American · · · · 279 subscribers

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



Tags: science & medicine, iotechnology, cloning, technology, genetics, space, health, mathematics, biology, business, global warming, anthropology, meicine, astronomy, evolution, science news, science, steve mirsky, nanotech, scientific american, stem cells, chemistry, physics, archaeology, tech

Older Episodes

Journalist Bob Hirshon reports from the Taking Nature Black conference, reporter Shahla Farzan talks about tracking copperhead snakes, and nanoscientist Ondrej Krivanek discusses microscopes with... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=rY-0HLfH4d8:_iyqics_3yU:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=rY-0HLfH4d8:_iyqics_3yU:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=rY-0HLfH4d8:_iyqics_3yU:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=rY-0HLfH4d8:_iyqics_3yU:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=rY-0HLfH4d8:_iyqics_3yU:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=rY-0HLfH4d8:_iyqics_3yU:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=rY-0HLfH4d8:_iyqics_3yU:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- …
The confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers.
Behavioral scientist Stephen Martin and psychologist Joseph Marks talk about their book Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don't, and Why. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?a=Wq3I4tw- Ggw:rOyQcclLqlY:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?a=Wq3I4tw- Ggw:rOyQcclLqlY:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?a=Wq3I4tw- Ggw:rOyQcclLqlY:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?i=Wq3I4tw- Ggw:rOyQcclLqlY:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Wq3I4tw-Ggw:rOyQcclLqlY:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?a=Wq3I4tw- Ggw:rOyQcclLqlY:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?a=Wq3I4tw- Ggw:rOyQcclLqlY:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?a=Wq3I4tw- Ggw:rOyQcclLqlY:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/Wq3I4tw-Ggw)
_Anthomastus_ coral in Oceanographer Canyon, part of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
Icebergs calve from Margerie Glacier at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Stanford University neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky talks about human behavior, the penal system and the question of 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=Lbnq6jliaNU:XAojQxK1u_Y:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Lbnq6jliaNU:XAojQxK1u_Y:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Lbnq6jliaNU:XAojQxK1u_Y:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=Lbnq6jliaNU:XAojQxK1u_Y:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Lbnq6jliaNU:XAojQxK1u_Y:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Lbnq6jliaNU:XAojQxK1u_Y:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Lbnq6jliaNU:XAojQxK1u_Y:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Lbnq6jliaNU:XAojQxK1u_Y:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/Lbnq6jliaNU)
Physicist Brian Keating talks about his book Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=oo3XRgCDXWk:Zf-jOAKqrwo:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=oo3XRgCDXWk:Zf-jOAKqrwo:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=oo3XRgCDXWk:Zf-jOAKqrwo:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?i=oo3XRgCDXWk:Zf- jOAKqrwo:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=oo3XRgCDXWk:Zf-jOAKqrwo:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=oo3XRgCDXWk:Zf-jOAKqrwo:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=oo3XRgCDXWk:Zf-jOAKqrwo:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=oo3XRgCDXWk:Zf-jOAKqrwo:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/oo3XRgCDXWk)
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. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=AdDhGEPyVRA:tDG7ZgOGLF0:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=AdDhGEPyVRA:tDG7ZgOGLF0:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=AdDhGEPyVRA:tDG7ZgOGLF0:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=AdDhGEPyVRA:tDG7ZgOGLF0:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=AdDhGEPyVRA:tDG7ZgOGLF0:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=AdDhGEPyVRA:tDG7ZgOGLF0:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=AdDhGEPyVRA:tDG7ZgOGLF0:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- …
All seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1, an exoplanet system about 40 light-years away.
Yoga at home.
Coronavirus.
Model of a coronavirus.
Two-dimensional maps show the earth as flat because it is impossible to show the entire surface with a photograph of a single globe.
Antibodies swarm virus particles.
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... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=wJl_pw9CLeI:6iVD5U9V5LI:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=wJl_pw9CLeI:6iVD5U9V5LI:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=wJl_pw9CLeI:6iVD5U9V5LI:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=wJl_pw9CLeI:6iVD5U9V5LI:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=wJl_pw9CLeI:6iVD5U9V5LI:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=wJl_pw9CLeI:6iVD5U9V5LI:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- …
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... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=TRqMCeTj6MI:9kXxRnwEyAY:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=TRqMCeTj6MI:9kXxRnwEyAY:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=TRqMCeTj6MI:9kXxRnwEyAY:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=TRqMCeTj6MI:9kXxRnwEyAY:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=TRqMCeTj6MI:9kXxRnwEyAY:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=TRqMCeTj6MI:9kXxRnwEyAY:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=TRqMCeTj6MI:9kXxRnwEyAY:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- …
Rechargeable lithium-ion storage battery gets power from wind or sun and is then used to charge other batteries in various devices, including phones and bicycles.
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."... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=sGVsaScKEoI:8t4HA0HA-6w:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=sGVsaScKEoI:8t4HA0HA-6w:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=sGVsaScKEoI:8t4HA0HA-6w:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=sGVsaScKEoI:8t4HA0HA-6w:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=sGVsaScKEoI:8t4HA0HA-6w:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=sGVsaScKEoI:8t4HA0HA-6w:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- …