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Dinosaurs: From Humble Beginnings to Global Dominance

Edinburgh University paleontologist Steve Brusatte talks about his May 2018 Scientific American article, "The Unlikely Triumph of the Dinosaurs," and his new book, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World.

May 23, 2018 — Stephen Brusatte and Steve Mirsky

Humans Evolved but Are Still Special

Brown University biologist and author Ken Miller talks about his new book The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness and Free Will.

April 30, 2018 — Kenneth Miller and Steve Mirsky

A Brain Deprived of Memory

Michael Lemonick, opinion editor at Scientific American, talks about his most recent book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory and Love, about Lonni Sue Johnson, who suffered a specific kind of brain damage that robbed her of much of her memory and her ability to form new memories, and what she has revealed to neuroscientists about memory and the brain.

March 30, 2018 — Michael D. Lemonick and Steve Mirsky

Stephen Hawking: 3 Publications That Shaped His Career

A pop culture icon and ground-breaking physicist, Stephen Hawking is one of the most prominent figures in modern science. Nature Video explores three of the publications that shaped his career and his legacy. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 13, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.

March 14, 2018 — Nature Video

Big Cities Have Fewer Tweeters Per Capita

But those who do tweet in big cities are more prolific—tweeting more often, on average, than their small-town counterparts. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 26, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata
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