Science Talk

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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


Scientific American executive editor Fred Guterl talks with President Obama’s science advisor John Holdren about climate science, space travel, the issue of reproducibility in science, the brain initiative and more .

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We're Taking You To Bellevue

January 17th, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning NYU historian David Oshinsky, director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the NYU Langone Medical Center, talks about his latest book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital .

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Best Science Books of 2016

December 31st, 2016

Barbara Kiser, Books and Arts Editor at the journal Nature , talks about her favorite science books of 2016, especially three books about the little-known history of women mathematicians.

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Getting Robots To Say No

December 21st, 2016

Gordon Briggs, a postdoc at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, talks about the article he and Matthias Scheutz, director of the Human Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts University, wrote in the January issue of Scientific American titled the Case for Robot Disobedience.