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Stories by 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

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
Stories by Steve Mirsky

Help Us Reforest the Mississippi River Valley