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Science Talk

Summary: 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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Podcasts:

 Doctors Without Borders Fight on Ebola's Front Lines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:19

Scientific American health and medicine correspondent Dina Fine Maron talks with Armand Sprecher of Doctors Without Borders, who has fought Ebola in Guinea and Liberia. And Steve talks Ebola with Stanford's David Relman, chair of the Forum on Microbial Threats of the Institute of Medicine  

 Ebola Expert Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:32

Scientific American health and medicine correspondent Dina Fine Maron talks about Ebola with tropical medicine and infectious disease expert Daniel Bausch of Tulane University at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene  

 Let's Get Small: A Panel on Nanoscience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:04

Scientific American senior editor Josh Fischman joins nanoscience researchers Shana Kelly, Yamuna Krishnan, Benjamin Bratton, along with moderator Bridget Kendall from the BBC World Service program The Forum  

 Building a Better Microscope: 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:47

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. The winning work is explained by chemistry Nobel Committee members Sven Lidin and Måns Ehrenberg  

 Blue Light Special: 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:57

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue light–emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources. The winning work is explained by physics Nobel Committee members Per Delsing and Olle Inganäs  

 The Map in Your Mind: 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:58

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain—an inner GPS. The winning work is explained by Karolinska Institute faculty and Nobel Committee members Göran Hansson, Ole Kiehn, Hans Forssberg and Juleen Zierath  

 Kodiak Update: Scientific American Alaska Cruise, Part 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:58

Scientific American Bright Horizons Cruise 22 is in port in Kodiak, Alaska, on September 2nd. We talk about our last few stops and hear from passenger and Manhattan Project veteran Margaret Asprey

 The Juneau Tour: Scientific American Alaska Cruise, Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:22

Scientific American Bright Horizons Cruise 22 arrives in Anchorage, Alaska, on August 31st, which allows us to post audio from a fascinating taxi trip through Juneau on August 28th.

 Juneau Where I Am: Scientific American Alaska Cruise, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:07

Scientific American Bright Horizons Cruise 22 arrives in Juneau, Alaska

 Catch Me If You Ketchikan: Scientific American Alaska Cruise, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:26

Scientific American Bright Horizons Cruise 22 arrives in Ketchikan, Alaska.

 Shakespeare and Science, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:56

Dan Falk discusses his latest book, The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe    

 Shakespeare and Science, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:16

Dan Falk discusses his latest book, The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe    

 Furious New Science Fiction from Mark Alpert | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:03

Scientific American editor–turned-sci-fi-writer Mark Alpert, author of Final Theory and Extinction , talks about his latest book, The Furies    

 Under the Dome: Scientific American Editor in Chief Talks to the Senate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:48

Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation about the value of scientific research and development. Also testifying is Vint Cerf , one of the fathers of the Internet and Google’s vice president and "chief Internet evangelist." The hearings took place July 17, 2014

 Wild Sex: Beyond the Birds and the Bees | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:44

Joy Reidenberg , comparative anatomist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, talks about her new PBS series Sex in the Wild , about the sex lives of elephants, orangutans, kangaroos and dolphins. The series debuts July 16, 2014

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