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Stories by Steve Mirsky

Vinod Khosla: Searching for the Radical Solution

Clean technology investor Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, talks with Scientific American editor Mark Fischetti about the energy payoffs to be had by reinventing mainstream technologies...

December 23, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

Anna Deavere Smith: Let Me Down Easy

Actor, playwright and journalist Anna Deavere Smith talks about the health care crisis and her play about people dealing with illness, health and the health care system, Let Me Down Easy...

December 20, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

The Spewings of Titan (and More from the AGU Meeting)

Scientific American editor Davide Castelvecchi joins us from San Francisco to talk about some of the highlights of the meeting of the American Geophysical Union, including volcanoes on Titan, x-rays from lightning, the biota of the Sulawesi Sea, and the connection between light pollution and air pollution...

December 16, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

Let's Talk Stuffing--Your Face

Cornell University's Brian Wansink talks about eating behavior and how mindless eating has us consuming way more calories than we suspect

November 25, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

Let's Talk Turkey!

Turkey scientist Rich Buchholz talks about the turkey on your plate and his own turkey research

November 24, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina and podcast host Steve Mirsky talk about longevity differences in the sexes, the importance of music education, the pros and cons of the Kindle, and other content from the November issue...

November 19, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

The Quest for the Giant Pumpkin

Susan Warren, author of the book Backyard Giants, talks about "the passionate, heartbreaking and glorious quest to grow the biggest pumpkin ever." Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news...

October 29, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

Not Your Grandfather's Scientific American

Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina talks about the new look and new outlook of Scientific American magazine and of ScientificAmerican.com Plus, we discuss the results of a poll of the readers of Scientific American and Nature...

October 20, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

The Harlem Science Renaissance

Molecular geneticist Sat Bhattacharya talks about his creation, the Harlem Children Society, which gets underprivileged kids involved in scientific research. And 13-year-olds Mitchell Haverty and Angus Fung talk about their research on algae as alternative fuel...

October 15, 2010 — Steve Mirsky
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