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

Molecular elevator
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases 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=qreHxuDuXiU:RwtF47uj9sM:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qreHxuDuXiU:RwtF47uj9sM:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qreHxuDuXiU:RwtF47uj9sM:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=qreHxuDuXiU:RwtF47uj9sM:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qreHxuDuXiU:RwtF47uj9sM:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=qreHxuDuXiU:RwtF47uj9sM:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) …
Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Carin Bondar talks about her new book Wild Sex, which covers the strange, surreal and sometimes scary sex lives of our animal cousins. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=0riFtKmdQyo:k_lh7OmoQNo:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=0riFtKmdQyo:k_lh7OmoQNo:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=0riFtKmdQyo:k_lh7OmoQNo:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=0riFtKmdQyo:k_lh7OmoQNo:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=0riFtKmdQyo:k_lh7OmoQNo:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=0riFtKmdQyo:k_lh7OmoQNo:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=0riFtKmdQyo:k_lh7OmoQNo:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=0riFtKmdQyo:k_lh7OmoQNo:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/0riFtKmdQyo)
Carin Bondar talks about her new book Wild Sex, which covers the strange, surreal and sometimes scary sex lives of our animal cousins. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=nYtlGokR0e4:k_lh7OmoQNo:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=nYtlGokR0e4:k_lh7OmoQNo:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=nYtlGokR0e4:k_lh7OmoQNo:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=nYtlGokR0e4:k_lh7OmoQNo:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=nYtlGokR0e4:k_lh7OmoQNo:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=nYtlGokR0e4:k_lh7OmoQNo:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=nYtlGokR0e4:k_lh7OmoQNo:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=nYtlGokR0e4:k_lh7OmoQNo:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/nYtlGokR0e4)
David Epstein talks about his 2013 bestseller The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance and his recent Scientific American article "Magic Blood and Carbon-Fiber... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=IdqISB-9p4c:J-tLyXDGOcw:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=IdqISB-9p4c:J-tLyXDGOcw:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=IdqISB-9p4c:J-tLyXDGOcw:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=IdqISB-9p4c:J-tLyXDGOcw:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=IdqISB-9p4c:J-tLyXDGOcw:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=IdqISB-9p4c:J-tLyXDGOcw:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=IdqISB-9p4c:J-tLyXDGOcw:I9og5sOYxJI) …
Each summer, the National Center for Science Education organizes a boat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to bring visitors face to wall-face with striking examples of geologic... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=-0GPujTca2A:aIobg9BHzDo:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=-0GPujTca2A:aIobg9BHzDo:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=-0GPujTca2A:aIobg9BHzDo:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=-0GPujTca2A:aIobg9BHzDo:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=-0GPujTca2A:aIobg9BHzDo:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- …
Best-selling science writer Mary Roach talks about her latest book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GVJigqq7Cn8:6MA0dlGg8yo:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GVJigqq7Cn8:6MA0dlGg8yo:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GVJigqq7Cn8:6MA0dlGg8yo:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=GVJigqq7Cn8:6MA0dlGg8yo:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GVJigqq7Cn8:6MA0dlGg8yo:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GVJigqq7Cn8:6MA0dlGg8yo:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GVJigqq7Cn8:6MA0dlGg8yo:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=GVJigqq7Cn8:6MA0dlGg8yo:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/GVJigqq7Cn8)
Historic illustration of Alexander von Humboldt's story of the battle between horses and electric eels.
Wildlife Conservation Society researcher Ullas Karanth talks about his July, 2016, Scientific American article on state-of-the-art techniques for tracking tigers and estimating their populations and... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=FzF6GGjTwEc:K4n_mG1qxts:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=FzF6GGjTwEc:K4n_mG1qxts:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=FzF6GGjTwEc:K4n_mG1qxts:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=FzF6GGjTwEc:K4n_mG1qxts:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=FzF6GGjTwEc:K4n_mG1qxts:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=FzF6GGjTwEc:K4n_mG1qxts:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=FzF6GGjTwEc:K4n_mG1qxts:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- …
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) discovered ripples in space-time created by merging black holes.
Caltech theoretical physicist Sean M. Carroll talks about his new book The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. (Dutton, 2016) \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=LIjYfZzFzFo:EBqIKvD3Qmo:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=LIjYfZzFzFo:EBqIKvD3Qmo:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=LIjYfZzFzFo:EBqIKvD3Qmo:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=LIjYfZzFzFo:EBqIKvD3Qmo:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=LIjYfZzFzFo:EBqIKvD3Qmo:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=LIjYfZzFzFo:EBqIKvD3Qmo:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=LIjYfZzFzFo:EBqIKvD3Qmo:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- …
Former Scientific American editor Mark Alpert talks about his latest science fiction thriller, The Orion Plan, featuring the method whereby aliens most likely really would colonize our planet. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=DVxGuAZTsSY:gPlxw9Bdgmo:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=DVxGuAZTsSY:gPlxw9Bdgmo:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=DVxGuAZTsSY:gPlxw9Bdgmo:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=DVxGuAZTsSY:gPlxw9Bdgmo:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=DVxGuAZTsSY:gPlxw9Bdgmo:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=DVxGuAZTsSY:gPlxw9Bdgmo:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- …
Primatologist Frans de Waal discusses his latest book, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (Norton, 2016). \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=P-r3u_2wt9g:_-VtNvL_cIY:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=P-r3u_2wt9g:_-VtNvL_cIY:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=P-r3u_2wt9g:_-VtNvL_cIY:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=P-r3u_2wt9g:_-VtNvL_cIY:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=P-r3u_2wt9g:_-VtNvL_cIY:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=P-r3u_2wt9g:_-VtNvL_cIY:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=P-r3u_2wt9g:_-VtNvL_cIY:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=P-r3u_2wt9g:_-VtNvL_cIY:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/P-r3u_2wt9g)
Mathematician and author Adam Kucharski talks about his new book The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling (Basic Books, 2016). \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=DcxWJOw8BuE:FN-KYzoyS5I:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=DcxWJOw8BuE:FN-KYzoyS5I:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=DcxWJOw8BuE:FN-KYzoyS5I:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?i=DcxWJOw8BuE:FN- KYzoyS5I:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=DcxWJOw8BuE:FN-KYzoyS5I:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=DcxWJOw8BuE:FN-KYzoyS5I:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=DcxWJOw8BuE:FN-KYzoyS5I:I9og5sOYxJI) …
If a socially prominent gorilla is in the midst of a meal, it may hum or sing to tell others nearby that it's busy at the moment and will get back to you later. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qbd6V55k2qg:5RfptAP8QkU:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qbd6V55k2qg:5RfptAP8QkU:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qbd6V55k2qg:5RfptAP8QkU:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=Qbd6V55k2qg:5RfptAP8QkU:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- …
Scientific American's energy and environment editor, David Biello, met with Bill Gates on February 22 to discuss tackling carbon emissions while at the same time making necessary energy available to... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=PCZS3RDPslA:33hv1lb9pdE:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=PCZS3RDPslA:33hv1lb9pdE:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=PCZS3RDPslA:33hv1lb9pdE:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=PCZS3RDPslA:33hv1lb9pdE:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=PCZS3RDPslA:33hv1lb9pdE:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=PCZS3RDPslA:33hv1lb9pdE:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) …
Scientific American editors Mark Fischetti, Dina Maron and Seth Fletcher talk about the info they picked up at the just-concluded annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement 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=IHajgRqvRJc:bPlJI8kaA-Q:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=IHajgRqvRJc:bPlJI8kaA-Q:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=IHajgRqvRJc:bPlJI8kaA-Q:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=IHajgRqvRJc:bPlJI8kaA-Q:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=IHajgRqvRJc:bPlJI8kaA-Q:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=IHajgRqvRJc:bPlJI8kaA-Q:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) …
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has discovered ripples in space-time created by merging black holes.
Archaeologist Aren Maeir of Bar-Ilan University in Israel, at excavations near the entrance to the ancient city of Gath, reputedly Goliath's hometown