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Stories by Steve Mirsky

Nobel Prize Explainer: Catching Proteins in the Act

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-electron microscopy that can determine high-resolution structures of biomolecules in solution. 

October 4, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Does Evolution Repeat Itself?

Jonathan Losos, biology professor at Harvard and curator of herpetology at the university’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, talks about his latest book, Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance and the Future of Evolution

September 27, 2017 — Jonathan B. Losos and Steve Mirsky

Recycle Your Eclipse Glasses

Astronomers Without Borders wants to share your used eclipse glasses with kids in other parts of the world for the 2019 total solar eclipse.  

August 23, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

The Great American Eclipse

In advance of the big solar eclipse on August 21, author and journalist David Baron talks about his new book American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

August 8, 2017 — David Baron and Steve Mirsky

Curiouser and Curiouser

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious.

August 1, 2017 — Mario Livio and Steve Mirsky

The Shark That Conquered the Whorl

Journalist and author Susan Ewing talks about her new book Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270-Million-Year-Old Fossil. (And we'll discuss how Helicoprion is not technically a shark, but it's really close!)

July 21, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Undersea National Monument Could Be Left High and Dry

Scott Kraus, vice president and senior science advisor at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium in Boston, talks about the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, created last year and already under threat.    

July 11, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Wacky Florida's Weird Science

Journalist Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times talks about his book, Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country.

June 19, 2017 — Steve Mirsky
Stories by Steve Mirsky

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