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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

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Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus and Rocky the Flying Mesozoic Mammal
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Singing New Songs: Urban Birds Vocalize Differently; Insurance Industry Worries About Warming
Science Talk
Tomorrow's Newspapers and Next Week's Cars
Science Talk
Tiny Technology and Talking Turkey
Science Talk
Looking Into the Future At The World Science Forum; Poetry And Science with Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann
Science Talk
Hide and Seen: Gestures and Facial Expressions Help Communication; Government Attempts to Keep Science Information Hidden
Science Talk
Shocking Research: Electroshock Therapy and Stem Cells
Science Talk
The Making of the Fittest: A Conversation with Evolutionary Biologist Sean Carroll
Science Talk
Test Tube Babies; Old Time Radio; What's In A Name
Science Talk
Virus-State Electronics; Baseball Oddsmaking; Star Trek Memorabilia Auction
Science Talk
Judging Science: Making Judges Scientifically Literate; Eating Like An Animal; Listener Mail
Science Talk
Six Big Science Debates; Missions to Map Planets; Breaking Down Barriers: Women in Science
Science Talk
Human Evolution Fossil Find and Oil Company Conservation Comments
Science Talk
Nuclear Energy's Future, the Mouse-Cheese Relationship
Science Talk
Dark Matter; New Daily Scientific American Podcast, 60-Second Science; Steve Irwin, the "Crocodile Hunter"
Science Talk
The Teen Brain; Flipping Magnetic Poles; What's Pluto?
Science Talk
Scientific American Magazine single topic issue--Energy's Future: Beyond Carbon; and Well-Read Doctors.
Science Talk
Is the Universe Bigger and Older; and the Status of Pluto.
Science Talk
EPA Pesticide Controversy and Impact Astronomy
Science Talk
The Expert Mind and the Interplanetary Bicycle Ride
Science Talk
The Mountain/Climate Relation and Patient Safety
Science Talk
Space Shuttle and Fingerprints
Science Talk
CSI Reality and Coke/Pepsi Espionage
Science Talk
Ice Cream Science
Science Talk
Bering Sea, radiation, historic tortoise.
Science Talk
Pulitzer Prize-winning naturalist Edward O. Wilson
Science Talk
Evolution Update
Science Talk
A Walk in the Park: Central Park and the Spring Bird Migration.
Science Talk
Future of the Internet: Net Neutrality, the Semantic Web, plus some comments on science by the mayor of New York.
Science Talk
In Search of Memory: An Interview with Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel
Science Talk
Inside the Tevatron; the Human-Computer Interface; DNA Computing.
Science Talk
The Environment: birds; strategic conservation; big cats.
Science Talk
Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek and Betsy Devine.
Science Talk
Early Universe, Benjamin Franklin Science, Evolution Education.
Science Talk
Hybrid Cars, Drosophila Maggots, the Tribal Mind.
Science Talk
Animal intelligence, Mars Rovers, Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health.
Science Talk
Animal intelligence, Einstein, Szilard and the bomb, sustainable development.
Science Talk
Attacking antibiotic resistance; William Shockley biography; flu data policy.
Science Talk
Combat stress, Intel high school science competition, GLOBE At Night astronomy project
Science Talk
Flores hobbit update, chemistry in art, environmental impostors.
Science Talk
Genetics of longevity, diaper-free movement, possible plane problems from personal electronics
Science Talk
Cosmic ray threat, sasquatch DNA, geochemist cook
Science Talk
Computer security, curling, AAAS meeting
Science Talk
Avian flu, marijuana policy, new tyrannosaur
Science Talk
Evolution, stem cells and the National Inventors Hall of Fame
Science Talk

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