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    PODCAST: A Year of Great Books

    From optimistic treatises on democracy and laboratory-grown meat to true-crime tales of startups behaving badly and natural history heists, we’ve covered more than a few memorable titles in our pages this year. This week on the Science podcast, Jennifer Golbeck and book review editor Valerie Thompson chat about their favorite books and interviews from 2018… Read More
  • The Story of Soy
    Christine M. Du Bois

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Christine Du Bois, author of The Story of Soy

    What do Buddhist missionaries, Henry Ford, and Greenpeace all have in common? As Christine Du Bois reveals in her new book, the answer is the humble soybean. This week on the Science podcast, Du Bois discusses soy’s vital role in human history, from its ancient domestication and ascendance as an agricultural staple to its emerging… Read More
  • Going Viral: The Mother of All Pandemic
    Hannah Mawdsley and Mark Honigsbaum

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    Stories from the 1918 flu come alive in a new podcast series

    Where did the virulent virus that became the 1918 influenza pandemic first emerge and under what conditions? What made it so deadly—especially for young adults? What traces did the disease leave in art and in memory? These and many other questions are the focus of Going Viral, a new podcast marking the 100th anniversary of… Read More
  • The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
    Simon Winchester

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Simon Winchester, author of The Perfectionists

    Guns. Gene splicing. The Large Hadron Collider. Without precise engineering, none of these innovations would exist. This week on the Science podcast, Simon Winchester discusses the origins of technological precision and the implications of our modern obsession with it. To hear the rest of the show, visit the Science podcast page. Read More
  • Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World
    Paul Shapiro

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Paul Shapiro, author of Clean Meat

    As the demand for meat increases and concerns about industrial animal agriculture mount, the need to create a safer, more efficient system of meat production has become urgent. This week on the Science podcast, Paul Shapiro describes how tiny tissue samples may one day be used to generate healthy, humanely produced meat. To hear the… Read More
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    PODCAST: 2017 Books Round-Up and Gift Guide

    For all that can be said about 2017, it was an undeniably good year for books. This week on the Science podcast, Jennifer Golbeck and Sarah Crespi chat about some of the memorable titles we’ve covered throughout the year and offer sure-to-satisfy recommendations for last-minute holiday gifts. To hear the rest of the show, visit… Read More
  • Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age
    Susan Landau

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Susan Landau, author of Listening In

    As new technologies beget an increasingly interconnected world, the need to protect vast digital systems while maintaining individual privacy has become paramount. This week on the Science podcast, Susan Landau confronts the challenges and opportunities inherent in cybersecurity, offering tips for managing one’s digital presence effectively. To hear the rest of the show, visit the Science… Read More
  • Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
    Scott Kelly

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    PODCAST: Astronaut Scott Kelly’s year in space

    On 27 March 2015, Scott Kelly boarded a Russian spacecraft in Kazakhstan. A record-breaking 11 months later, he returned to Earth. This week on the Science podcast, Jen Golbeck reviews Kelly’s memoir, Endurance, which recounts the American astronaut’s extraordinary year aboard the International Space Station. To hear the rest of the show, visit the Science podcast… Read More
  • Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity
    Sandra Postel

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Sandra Postel, author of Replenish

    After centuries of attempts to bend the water cycle to our will, many regions around the world remain vulnerable to flooding, drought, and other water-related perils. It may be time to try a more natural tack, argues Sandra Postel in Replenish. This week on the Science podcast, Postel advocates for water-management projects that work with… Read More
  • Smell Detectives: An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America
    Melanie A. Kiechle

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Melanie Kiechle, author of Smell Detectives

    Before the germ theory of disease, urban dwellers placed great stock in odors—foul and fresh—as indicators of environmental health. This week on the Science podcast, historian Melanie Kiechle describes the rise and fall of the sense of smell in the 19th-century fight for fresh air. To hear the rest of the show, visit the Science podcast… Read More
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