Steve Mirsky has written the humorous Anti Gravity column for Scientific American since 1995 and is a member of the magazine’s board of editors. Since 2006 his primary responsibilities have been overseeing the magazine’s weekly podcast Science Talk and the daily podcast, 60-Second Science. As a freelance writer, Mirsky contributed to numerous publications, including Audubon, Earth, Sea Frontiers, and Astronomy. A collection of his columns was published by The Lyons Press in 2008.
Mirsky has been awarded science journalism fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, where he studied molecular evolution, and at Columbia University. He also received a Knight science journalism fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the 2003-2004 academic year.