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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

All 324 episodes from oldest to newest

New Map Knows Noise

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National Park Service researchers recorded ambient sound from all over the country to find out where there’s still stillness. David Biello reports

Feb 23 2015

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Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

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Life thrives even deep inside Earth and scientists are beginning to suspect extensive connections among those underground environments. David Biello reports

Feb 15 2015

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Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

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The long-term winter warming of Russia’s far north has gotten a boost from industrialization. David Biello reports

Feb 08 2015

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Dig This: China Cuts Coal Production

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The biggest single source of global warming pollution actually started to shrink in 2014. David Biello reports

Feb 01 2015

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Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

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The value of recycling depends on the material in question and whether all hidden costs and benefits go into the analysis. David Biello reports

Jan 28 2015

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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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Cheap Oil Means Raise the Gas T-Word

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Low oil prices present an opportunity to come to grips with our crumbling infrastructure and the cost of climate change. David Biello reports

Jan 12 2015

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Meet the (Newest Known) Beetles!

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Researchers announced the discovery of 98 beetle species previously unknown to science. David Biello reports

Dec 30 2014

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Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site

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The Sundarbans, part of the world's largest mangrove forest and stretching across India and Bangladesh, have been tarnished by a 350,000-liter oil spill. David Biello reports

Dec 22 2014

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Plummeting Petroleum Price Gases Up Global Warming

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Good news for gas and oil consumers can be bad news for the environment. David Biello reports

Dec 15 2014

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