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  • 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
  • The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
    Simon Winchester


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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
  • Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death
    Brenna Hassett

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    PODCAST: Q&A with archaeologist Brenna Hassett, author of Built on Bones

      From new diseases and physical dangers to subtle changes to our stature, humanity’s shift from hunter-gatherers to city dwellers has brought with it a host of bodily consequences. This week on the Science podcast, archaeologist Brenna Hassett describes what ancient remains and artifacts can reveal about how metropolitan life has wreaked havoc on our… Read More