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Stories by 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

French Prez Invites Trumped Researchers

New French president, Emmanual Macron, reacted to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement by inviting disaffected U.S. researchers to make France "a second homeland."  

June 2, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

5G Wiz: What's on the Horizon for Mobile

Verizon’s director of network planning, Sanyogita Shamsunder, talks with Scientific American's Larry Greenemeier about the coming 5G and EM-spectrum-based communications in general.  

May 30, 2017 — Larry Greenemeier and Steve Mirsky

Gophers versus the Volcano

Pocket gophers survived the Mount Saint Helens eruption in their underground burrows and immediately went to work bringing back the ecosystem.  

May 9, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Take the Tube: Underground as a Way of Life

Emory University paleontologist, geologist and ichnologist Anthony J. Martin talks about his new book, The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers and the Marvelous Subterranean World beneath Our Feet.  

May 3, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Killer Cats Bash Biodiversity

Conservation biologist Peter Marra talks with journalist Rene Ebersole about the threat of outdoor cats to wild animals and to human health. Marra is the co-author, with writer Chris Santella, of the book Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.
 

April 24, 2017 — Rene Ebersole and Steve Mirsky

Why One Researcher Marched for Science

Lisa Klein, from the materials science and engineering department at Rutgers University, commented on the March for Science at an April 21 talk to the chemistry department at Lehman College in the Bronx.  

April 22, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Special Edition: Mysteries of the Mind