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Steve Mirsky

New York City
Editor, Columnist, and Podcaster — Scientific American

Editor, columnist, podcaster for @sciam magazine. Opinions expressed are my own and are subject to revision with new information. Bar Mitzvah boy.

Chilean Wines: Long on Unique and Flavorful Notes — Photo Credit: The concept of grapes and winemaking was little known in Chile before Spanish conquistadors invaded during the 1500s, planting Pais vines which are now considered the country's national grape. At the time, Pais, also known as "mission grapes," fed a growing need for sacramental wine used during Catholic masses.

Flint's Water and Environmental Justice — The University of Michigan's Paul Mohai, a leading researcher of issues related to environmental justice, talked about the Flint water crisis at a workshop sponsored by the Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources, attended by Scientific American contributing editor Robin Lloyd.

Polar Bears Can't Just Switch To Terrestrial Food — When the Arctic Ocean freezes over in the autumn, polar bears set off in search of their favorite meals: fatty ringed seals and bearded seals. By the summer, the sea ice begins to melt and break apart. Deprived of access to the tasty seals, polar bears spend the summer fasting.

Flowers Deceive Flies With Chemical Cocktail

Kick Off Montreal's 375th Anniversary With These Luxury Hotels and Key Attractions — Photo Credit: BakerJarvis/ Montréal is possibly one of Canada's most diverse cities. It's a place where summer festivals showcase everything from jazz to French music and local culture. This destination is where the present meets the past through architecture and long held traditions, and is ultimately a city where visitors go to experience gourmet food and a lively nightlife.

Feed Microbes Oxygen to Help Clear Spilled Oil — On June 3rd, a train loaded with highly volatile crude oil derailed just outside the small town of Mosier in Oregon's Columbia River Valley. More than 40,000 gallons of crude spilled out of the train. Some burned away in a 14-hour long fire at the scene. Some got into the wastewater treatment system.

Elephant Footprints Become Tiny Critter Havens

Future Wetsuits Otter Be Warmer — Whales, seals and walruses stay warm in chilly water because they have a thick layer of blubber. We humans rely on something like blubber-neoprene rubber wetsuits-to spend time in cold water. But the thick versions for really icy water are heavy and ungainly.

Gender Influences Recommendations for Science Jobs — As in many other fields, gender bias pervades the sciences. Men score higher starting salaries, have more mentoring, and have better odds of being hired. Studies show they're also perceived as more competent than women in STEM fields. And, new research reveals that men are more likely to receive excellent letters of recommendation, too.

Chemistry Nobel Prize: Machines Too Small To See — The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.
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