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Stories by Steve Mirsky

Science Legend Christian de Duve

Christian de Duve, 1974 Nobel laureate for physiology or medicine, talks about going from a cell biologist to a theorist on evolution and the origin of life

September 9, 2011 — Steve Mirsky

Carl Zimmer on Evolution in the Big City

The annual Scientific American September single-topic issue is all about cities. And award-winning author Carl Zimmer recently penned a piece on evolution research in the urban environment for The New York Times ...

August 24, 2011 — Steve Mirsky

Nobel Laureate Peter Agre: From Aquaporins to Lutefisk

Peter Agre, 2003 Chemistry Nobel laureate for his work on aquaporins, the proteins that allow water into and out of cells, talks about his research, his upbringing and why he almost ran for the Senate, in a conversation recorded at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany...

July 20, 2011 — Steve Mirsky

How Physics Limits Intelligence

Award-winning author Douglas Fox talks about his cover story in the July issue of Scientific American on The Limits of Intelligence, placed there by the laws of physics

June 17, 2011 — Steve Mirsky

Dining and Dancing

A few easy fixes for long-standing culinary and terpsichorean problems

June 9, 2011 — Steve Mirsky

Skirting Steak: The Case for Artificial Meat

Journalist Jeffrey Bartholet talks about his June Scientific American magazine article on the attempts to grow meat in the lab, and Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina talks about the cover piece in the May issue on radical energy solutions...

May 17, 2011 — Steve Mirsky

Editors' Roundtable: Science Conference Reports

Scientific American editors Christine Gorman, Robin Lloyd, Michael Moyer and Kate Wong talk about their recent trips to different science conferences: the meetings of the Association for Health Care Journalists, the Paleoanthropology Society, the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and an M.I.T...

April 21, 2011 — Steve Mirsky
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