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Stories by Steve Mirsky

AI, Robotics and Your Health

At the second Science on the Hill event, AI, Robotics and Your Health, experts from academia and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about the future of AI and robotics in medicine.  

June 18, 2018 — Mariette DiChristina and Steve Mirsky

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

Mars Lander Will Peer Inside the Red Planet

The InSight Mission will look at Mars's seismic activity and latent heat to find out more about how planets get made--and how humans might live there.

May 7, 2018 — Lee Billings 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

The Internet Needs a Tune-Up

Princeton University's Jennifer Rexford talks about optimizing the internet for the uses it got drafted into performing.  

April 13, 2018 — Mariette Dichristina 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

Blockchain beyond Bitcoin: The Energy Sector

Freelance science journalist Kevin Begos reports from the U.S. Power and Renewable Summit in Austin, Texas, on the use of blockchain technology to make more efficient energy markets and distribution.   

February 28, 2018 — Kevin Begos and Steve Mirsky
Stories by Steve Mirsky

Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.