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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:

 Hunting the Wild Neutrino | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:45

Astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana, of the University of Toronto, talks about his new book Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe     

 Sometimes the Hoofprints Are from Zebras | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:23

David J. Hand, emeritus professor of mathematics at Imperial College London, talks about his new book The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles and Rare Events Happen Every Day    

 The First Nuclear Arms Race: Churchill's Bomb, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:25

Graham Farmelo is the award-winning author of the Dirac biography The Strangest Man . His latest book is Churchill’s Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race  

 The First Nuclear Arms Race: Churchill's Bomb, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:28

Graham Farmelo is the award-winning author of the Dirac biography The Strangest Man . His latest book is Churchill’s Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race  

 Take Me Out to the Run Expectancy Matrix Analysis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:54

Smith College economics professor Andrew Zimbalist talks about his latest book, The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball (co-authored with Benjamin Baumer), at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, with proprietor Jay Goldberg  

 Found in Space, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:24

Journalist Lee Billings Talks about his book Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search For Life Among the Stars , Part 2 of 2

 Found in Space, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:02

Journalist Lee Billings Talks about his book Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search For Life Among the Stars , Part 1 of 2

 From Gadgets to Galaxies: Conference Reports | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:00

Scientific American technology editor Seth Fletcher talks about the recent Consumer Electronics Show and astronomy editor Clara Moskowitz discusses last month's American Astronomical Society conference    

 Fighting Cancer with Physics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:16

Rakesh K. Jain, director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology in the radiation oncology department of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, talks about his article in the February issue of Scientific American about interfering with extracellular matrix as a way to increase the efficacy of cancer therapy   

 The Man Who Wasn't Darwin: Alfred Russel Wallace on the Centenary of His Death | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:49

Alfred Russel Wallace biographer Peter Raby of the University of Cambridge talks about the great naturalist and co-creator of the theory of evolution by natural selection on the 100th anniversary of Wallace's death

 Perv-View: Jesse Bering's New Book PERV | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:16

Psychologist Jesse Bering talks about his latest book PERV: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us .

 The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Karplus, Levitt and Warshel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:46

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel for applying both quantum and classical physics to develop computer models of chemical systems that show details of chemical reactions

 The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics: Englert and Higgs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:07

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to François Englert and Peter Higgs for the theory of how particles acquire mass, requiring the existence of the Higgs Boson, experimentally confirmed to exist in 2012

 The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Rothman, Schekman and Südhof | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:25

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells

 Alan Alda Communicates Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:15

At the Learning in the Digital Age summit at Google's New York City offices, Scientific American editor in chief Mariette DiChristina talked with Alan Alda about communicating science to the general public.

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