Scientific American Podcast

First in Space: New Yuri Gagarin Biography Shares Hidden Side of Cosmonaut

Hinzugefügt: 13. April 2021

It’s been 60 years, to the day, since Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human to travel to space in a tiny capsule attached to an R-7 ballistic missile, a powerful rocket originally... ...

National Park Nature Walks, Episode 4: Beautiful Swamp

Hinzugefügt: 9. April 2021

Here is our next installment of a new pop-up podcast miniseries that takes your ears into the deep sound of nature. Host Jacob Job, an ecologist and audiophile, brings you inches away from a... --...

National Park Nature Walks, Episode 3: Where Lewis and Clark Trod

Hinzugefügt: 2. April 2021

Here is our next installment of a new pop-up podcast miniseries that takes your ears into the deep sound of nature. Host Jacob Job, an ecologist and audiophile, brings you inches away from a... --...

National Park Nature Walks, Episode 2: Sequoia Heights

Hinzugefügt: 26. März 2021

Here is our next installment of a new pop-up podcast miniseries that takes your ears into the deep sound of nature. Host Jacob Job, an ecologist and audiophile, brings you inches away from a... --...

National Park Nature Walks, Episode 1: Rocky Mountains

Hinzugefügt: 19. März 2021

Today we launch a new pop-up podcast miniseries that takes your ears into the deep sound of nature. Host Jacob Job, an ecologist and audiophile, brings you inches away from a multitude of...

AI Can Now Debate with Humans and Sometimes Convince Them, Too

Hinzugefügt: 17. März 2021

Today on the Science Talk podcast, Noam Slonim speaks to Scientific American about an impressive feat of computer engineering: an AI-powered autonomous system that can engage in complex debate...

Climate Change Could Shred Guitars Known for Shredding

Hinzugefügt: 12. Februar 2021

It is the wood that the rock greats have sworn by—swamp ash, in the form of their Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars—for over 70 years. If you've ever listened to rock, you've... -- Read...

On Finding Yourself in a Butterfly's Wings

Hinzugefügt: 4. Februar 2021

Today on the Science Talk podcast, Alexis Gambis, a New York University biologist and independent filmmaker, speaks about making Son of Monarchs, which won the 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film... ...

A Breakdown of Beavers

Hinzugefügt: 30. Dezember 2020

Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb talks about his book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

America on Dialysis

Hinzugefügt: 14. Dezember 2020

Kidney disease affects millions of Americans, but corporate capture of dialysis, along with disparities in treatment and transplant access, mean that not everyone's journey is the same. On this... ...

What Science Has Learned about the Coronavirus One Year On

Hinzugefügt: 11. Dezember 2020

About a year ago, SARS-CoV-2 (which wasn’t called that yet) was just beginning to emerge in a cluster of cases inside China. We know what has happened since then, but it bears repeating:... --...

2020's Top Ten Tech Innovations

Hinzugefügt: 9. Dezember 2020

Scientific American and the World Economic Forum sifted through more than 75 nominations for the most innovative, most potentially game-changing technologies in 2020. The final top ten span... --...

Inventing Us: How Inventions Shaped Humanity

Hinzugefügt: 3. Dezember 2020

Materials scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez talks about her latest book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

175 Years of Scientific American: The Good, the Bad, and Debunking

Hinzugefügt: 29. August 2020 - Durchschnittliche Bewertung: 3

We look back at some highlights, midlights and lowlights of the 175 years of Scientific American, featuring former editor-in-chief John Rennie. Astrophysicist Alan Guth also appears in a...

Bread Science: A Yeasty Conversation

Hinzugefügt: 24. August 2020

"Backing is applied microbiology," according to the book Modernist Bread. During pandemic lockdowns, many people started baking their own bread. Scientific American contributing editor W.... --...

The Coming or Possibly Nearly Here Storm

Hinzugefügt: 14. August 2020

Former Scientific American editor Mark Alpert talks about his latest sci-fi thriller The Coming Storm, which warns about the consequences of unethical scientific research and of ignoring the... --...

COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics: Who Gets It First and Other Issues

Hinzugefügt: 7. August 2020

Contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs spoke with Arthur Caplan, head of the NYU School of Medicine’s division of medical ethics, about some of the ethical issues that researchers have to consider... ...

How Your Homes and Buildings Affect You

Hinzugefügt: 30. Juli 2020

Journalist and author Emily Anthes talks about her book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

African-Americans, Nature and Environmental Justice

Hinzugefügt: 22. Juli 2020

Journalist Bob Hirshon reports from the Taking Nature Black conference, reporter Shahla Farzan talks about tracking copperhead snakes, and nanoscientist Ondrej Krivanek on microscopes with... --...

How Nature Helps Body and Soul

Hinzugefügt: 28. Juni 2020

Journalist and author Florence Williams talks about her book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com