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Leading science journalists provide a weekly one-minute report on the science of the environment and the future of energy. Scientific American offers three other podcasts: the daily "60-Second Science" and the weekly "60-Second Psych" as well as "Science Talk." To view all our archived podcasts please visit: www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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Leading science journalists provide a weekly one-minute report on the science of the environment and the future of energy. Scientific American offers three other podcasts: the daily "60-Second Science" and the weekly "60-Second Psych" as well as "Science Talk." To view all our archived podcasts please visit: www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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Great jolt of science

By ArchaeoWebby - Jun 17 2014
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Like all the 60-Second podcasts, this one is quick and to the point. I love the single topic news presented succinctly.

Science Nibbles

By Eph109 - Feb 27 2012
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Even if you are trained in science, these are great tid bits to keep your mind fresh.

iTunes Ratings

70 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
13
3
5
6

Great jolt of science

By ArchaeoWebby - Jun 17 2014
Read more
Like all the 60-Second podcasts, this one is quick and to the point. I love the single topic news presented succinctly.

Science Nibbles

By Eph109 - Feb 27 2012
Read more
Even if you are trained in science, these are great tid bits to keep your mind fresh.
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60-Second Earth

Latest release on Feb 23, 2015

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Turning Coal to Liquid Fuel

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The U.S.--and the world--has an abundant supply of coal. So does it make sense to turn it into a replacement for oil? David Biello reports

Mar 27 2009

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Rank #2: Hurricanes Move Away from Equator with Expanding Tropics

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Since the 1970s the locations where tropical cyclones (hurricanes and typhoons) reach their maximum intensities have shifted toward both poles at a rate of about 35 miles per decade. David Biello reports

May 15 2014

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Rank #3: Moon Base Work Yields Clean Steel Process

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A new method to make steel using electricity rather than flame could produce virtually no carbon emissions. David Biello reports

May 13 2013

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Rank #4: The Curious Case of Bees

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Honeybees: A European import vital to food production--or are they? David Biello reports

Apr 02 2009

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Rank #5: Who's Paying the Price for Global Warming?

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U.S. taxpayers have so far borne the brunt of climate change costs. David Biello reports

May 19 2013

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Rank #6: Can America's Trains Go High-Speed?

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The government is pushing for it, but are high speed trains even possible in the U.S.? David Biello reports

Jun 25 2009

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Rank #7: Plastic Bags Litter Seafloor

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A new survey reveals that trash from our activities on land litters the bottom of the ocean, from shallow to deep. David Biello reports

Jun 09 2013

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Rank #8: Give Thanks for Methods to Cut Back on Wasted Food

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The world wastes more food than all of sub-Saharan Africa produces. Can that be stopped? David Biello reports

Nov 27 2011

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Rank #9: The Price of Traffic in China

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It's not just the inconveniences of traffic jams that may last for months outside of Beijing, it's also the global climate. David Biello reports

Aug 30 2010

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Rank #10: Does Solar Power Need a Revolution?

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Some argue that major technical breakthroughs are needed to make electricity from sunshine cheap. Are they right? David Biello reports

Mar 21 2010

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Rank #11: Teaching Bankers about Climate Change

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Why is HSBC teaching its employees about global warming? David Biello reports

Feb 06 2011

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Rank #12: Does Drilling for Electricity Make Sense?

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Harnessing Earth's heat to make electricity is an underrated renewable resource. David Biello reports

Feb 14 2011

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Rank #13: Climate Change Getting Worse by the Minute

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The world is not on track to reduce, or even restrain global warming. David Biello reports

Jun 16 2013

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Rank #14: Climate Change Alters Soil Bacteria Distribution

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A warmer planet means that heat-seeking microbes will elbow out those that prefer life a bit more chilly, with unknown effects on the planet's ecology. Karen Hopkin reports

Jul 07 2013

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Rank #15: Global Warming Beliefs

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How we perceive the future of our Earth may depend on an individual's view of nature and on their own human nature. Christie Nicholson reports

Aug 02 2009

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Rank #16: Tropical Forests Pay Price for Gold Rush

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Desire for gold has made mining in tropical forests financially worthwhile, leading to ecosystem destruction. Cynthia Graber reports

Jan 21 2015

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Rank #17: Is There a Formula for Better Cities?

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Mathematical rules could allow for better city planning, David Biello reports

Jun 30 2013

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Rank #18: Where's the Best Place to Put a Wind Farm?

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It's not just where it's windiest, according to new research. David Biello reports

Jul 14 2013

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Rank #19: How to Prevent Another Fukushima Explosion

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A new material for protecting nuclear fuel could cut down on the risk of explosions. David Biello reports

Jul 28 2013

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Rank #20: Desert Shrubs Could Suck Up Carbon

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Planting the shrub jatropha in arid regions worldwide could sequester enough carbon to offset the annual CO2 pollution of China, the E.U. and the U.S. combined. David Biello reports

Aug 04 2013

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