Scientific American Podcast

Come On And Zoom (Through the Universe)

Dodany: 12 listopada 2017


Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour Through Cosmic Scale, From Almost Everything to Almost... --...

Monsters: Not Just for Halloween

Dodany: 25 października 2017


Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago and author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, talks about our enduring fascination with monsters. -- Read...

Maryn McKenna's Big Chicken, Part Two

Dodany: 18 października 2017


Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 2 of... ...

Maryn McKenna's Big Chicken, Part One

Dodany: 18 października 2017


Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 1 of... ...

Nobel Prize Explainer: Catching Proteins in the Act

Dodany: 4 października 2017


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...

Nobel Prize Explainer: Gravitational Waves and the LIGO Detector

Dodany: 3 października 2017


The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for their contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves. -- Read...

Nobel Prize Explainer: Circadian Rhythm's Oscillatory Control Mechanism

Dodany: 2 października 2017


The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded today to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms. --...

Does Evolution Repeat Itself?

Dodany: 28 września 2017


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 Great American Eclipse

Dodany: 8 sierpnia 2017


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...

Curiouser and Curiouser

Dodany: 1 sierpnia 2017


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

The Shark That Conquered the Whorl

Dodany: 22 lipca 2017


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...

Undersea National Monument Could Be Left High and Dry

Dodany: 12 lipca 2017


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... ...

Wacky Florida's Weird Science

Dodany: 19 czerwca 2017


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. -- Read more on

The Gestation Equation: Testing Babies' Genes

Dodany: 2 czerwca 2017


Journalist Bonnie Rochman talks about her new Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux book The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids—and the Kids We... --...

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

Dodany: 31 maja 2017


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. -- Read more...

Take the Tube: Underground as a Way of Life

Dodany: 3 maja 2017


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...

Killer Cats Bash Biodiversity

Dodany: 24 kwietnia 2017


Peter Marra, director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, talks with journalist Rene Ebersole about the threat of outdoor cats to wild animals and to human health. Marra is the co-author,...

Dogging It: Turning Wild Foxes into Man's Second-Best Friend

Dodany: 18 kwietnia 2017


Evolutionary biologist and science historian Lee Dugatkin talks about the legendary six-decade Siberian experiment in fox domestication run by Lyudmila Trut, his co-author of a new book and... --...

What's Driving the Self-Driving Cars Rush

Dodany: 28 marca 2017


Scientific American technology editor Larry Greenemeier talks with Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford, about self-driving cars. -- Read more on...

Biology's Lessons For Business

Dodany: 22 marca 2017


Martin K. Reeves and Simon Levin talk about their Scientific American essay "Building a Resilient Business Inspired by Biology." -- Read more on