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Stories by Steve Mirsky

Old Trees Are Ecosystem Gold

David Lindenmayer of the Australian National University College of Science in Canberra says that older trees play outsize roles in maintaining landscapes and ecosystems.

February 12, 2018 — Mariette Dichristina and Steve Mirsky

A Future for American Energy

At the first Science Meets Congress event, Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, energy and innovation experts from academia, government and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about American's energy future.   

January 29, 2018 — Steve Mirsky

Air Force Tracks Final Frontier

General Jay Raymond, Commander of Air Force Space Command, talks about keeping watch over space and cyber. 

January 3, 2018 — Lee Billings and Steve Mirsky

The Skinny on Fat

Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You.

December 11, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Your Brain Is So Easily Fooled

Journalist Erik Vance talks about his first book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform and Heal

November 27, 2017 — Erik Vance and Steve Mirsky

Come On and Zoom (through the Universe)

Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Almost Nothing, and the OSIRIS-REx space mission. 

November 11, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf and Steve Mirsky

Nearby Exoplanets Invigorate the Search for E.T.

SETI pioneer Jill Tarter and Berkeley researcher Dan Werthimer talk about how the discovery of nearby exoplanets is inspiring new efforts to gain info about these galactic neighbors.   

November 7, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Monsters: Not Just for Halloween

Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago and author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, talks about our enduring fascination with monsters. 

October 25, 2017 — Stephen Asma and Steve Mirsky

Maryn McKenna's Big Chicken, Part 2

Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 2 of 2) 

October 18, 2017 — Maryn McKenna and Steve Mirsky
Stories by Steve Mirsky

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