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60-Second Science

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Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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i hear it everyday and it give me many information about the science

Cool stuff

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It’s fun to listen to each episode. I’m learning new things.

iTunes Ratings

840 Ratings
Average Ratings
608
124
43
24
41

terrific

By maryhaicool - Jun 19 2019
Read more
i hear it everyday and it give me many information about the science

Cool stuff

By Old F'er - Feb 01 2019
Read more
It’s fun to listen to each episode. I’m learning new things.

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60-Second Science

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Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

Moon's Tug Doesn't Cause Big Quakes

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An analysis of more than 200 earthquakes over the past four centuries concludes there's no connection between moon phases and big earthquakes. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Jan 20 2018

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Some Habitable Zone Exoplanets May Get X-Rayed Out

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Red dwarfs are a popular place to hunt for small exoplanets in the habitable zone—but the stars' radiation bursts might fry chances for life as we know it. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Apr 12 2018

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Science News You Might Have Missed

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Very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe.

Jul 14 2018

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Holiday Cheer Leads to Birth-Rate Spike

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During feel-good holiday periods like Christmas and Eid-al-Fitr, romance strikes—leading to a boom in births nine months later. Karen Hopkin reports.

Feb 02 2018

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How Fit Is Bitcoin?

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A new analysis treats bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as species in an evolutionary model—and finds bitcoin has no selective advantage. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Nov 22 2017

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Galaxies Far, Far Away Send Us Highest-Energy Cosmic Rays

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A new study hints that the most energetic particles ever seen come from far beyond the Milky Way.

Sep 21 2017

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Birds Learn Safety from Other Kinds of Birds

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Birds become good at avoiding danger by eavesdropping on the alarm calls of other birds—and the learning occurs without even seeing their peers or predators. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Aug 03 2018

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Science News Briefs from All Over

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A few brief reports about international science and technology from Mexico to Tanzania, including one about the need to quarantine bananas in Colombia that are potentially infected by a fungus.

Dec 03 2019

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Smart Mouth Guard Senses Muscle Fatigue

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A prototype flexible electronic mouth guard can measure lactate levels in an athlete’s saliva, tracking muscle fatigue during training and performance.

Jul 13 2018

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Subtle Ancient Footprints Come to Light

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Ground-penetrating radar can detect tiny density differences that lead to images of ancient footprints impossible to discern by eye.

Nov 30 2019

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When We Fly to Mars, Microbes Will, Too

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The microbes that live in and on our bodies will colonize a human-manned spacecraft to Mars—but will the spacecraft's microbiome be safe? Christopher Intagliata reports.

Oct 06 2017

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The Internet Needs a Tune-Up

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Princeton University's Jennifer Rexford talks about optimizing the internet for the uses it got drafted into performing.

Apr 13 2018

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Primate Conflicts Play Out in the Operating Room

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By analyzing 200 surgeries, anthropologists found mixed-gender operating room teams exhibited the highest levels of cooperation. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Jul 05 2018

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Republican Voters Not in Denial about Climate

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An analysis of voter opinions finds that half of Republican voters think climate change is happening, and would support regulating CO2 as a pollutant. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Dec 02 2017

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How Hospitals Can Dampen the Decibels

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Hospitals consistently score low on quietness surveys. An acoustician suggests a few ways hospitals could keep the peace and quiet. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Dec 08 2017

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Little Aphids Ride Big Ones to Safety

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When trouble lurks, juvenile aphids drop off of the plants they're eating and hitch a ride on bigger aphid escapees.

Dec 12 2018

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Piano Lessons Tune Up Language Skills

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Six months of piano lessons can heighten kindergartners' brain responses to different pitches, and improve their ability to tell apart two similar-sounding words. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Jun 26 2018

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Rotting Flesh Offers Insight on Fossilization

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To learn more about decay and fossilization, researchers conduct unorthodox experiments—like dissecting decomposing animals in the lab. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Mar 26 2018

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Fat–Carb Combo Is a Potent One–Two Punch

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Foods high in both carbs and fats tickle the brain’s reward circuits more so than snacks that showcase just one or the other. Karen Hopkin reports.

Jun 20 2018

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Ships at Sea Stoke Lightning Strikes

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Exhaust fumes from oceangoing vessels lead to an almost doubling of lightning activity over shipping lanes compared to adjacent areas of the sea.

Oct 18 2017

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Certain ZIP Codes Pick Losers

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People in certain ZIP codes are more likely to purchase products that flop, buy homes that are poor investments, and pick political candidates who lose. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Dec 12 2019

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Linguists Hear An Accent Begin

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Residents of an overwintering station in Antarctica provided linguists with evidence of the first small changes in speech that may signal the development of a new accent.

Dec 12 2019

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Romans Would Roam for Wood

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Archaeologists unearthed wood from a Roman villa when digging Rome’s subway—and scientists determined the planks came all the way from France. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Dec 10 2019

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When the Bellbird Calls, You Know It

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The white bellbird of the Amazon may be the loudest bird in the world.

Dec 10 2019

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Fishy Trick Lures Life Back to Coral Reefs

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Playing the sounds of a healthy reef near damaged corals may help bring the fish community back. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Dec 05 2019

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Rain Forest Dwellers and Urbanites Have Consistently Different Microbiomes

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A study done in South America found that with increasing population density, humans had more diversity of fungi on the skin but less microbial diversity in the gut.

Dec 04 2019

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Internet Cables Could Also Measure Quakes

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The fiber-optic cables that connect the global Internet could potentially be used as seismic sensors. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Dec 04 2019

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Science News Briefs from All Over

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A few brief reports about international science and technology from Mexico to Tanzania, including one about the need to quarantine bananas in Colombia that are potentially infected by a fungus.

Dec 03 2019

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Subtle Ancient Footprints Come to Light

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Ground-penetrating radar can detect tiny density differences that lead to images of ancient footprints impossible to discern by eye.

Nov 30 2019

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Ancient Rock Art Got a Boost From Bacteria

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Indigenous artists in what’s now British Columbia created pigments by cooking aquatic bacteria. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Nov 25 2019

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Ick Factor Is High Hurdle for Recycled Drinking Water

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Recycled wastewater can be cleaner than bottled water, but people still avoid drinking it because of their disgust over its past condition.

Nov 25 2019

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Bots Outperform Humans if They Impersonate Us

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Bots masquerading as humans in a game outperformed their human opponents—but the their superiority vanished when their machine identity was revealed. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Nov 22 2019

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Implanting Memories in Birds Reveals How Learning Happens

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Researchers activated specific brain cells in zebra finches to teach them songs they’d ordinarily have to hear to learn.

Nov 21 2019

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Dogs Like Motion That Matches Sound

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Pet dogs appeared more interested in videos of a bouncing ball when the motion of the ball matched a rising and falling tone. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Nov 20 2019

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Egyptian Vats 5,600 Years Old Were For Beer Brewing

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Archaeologists working in the ancient city of Hierakonpolis discovered five ceramic vats containing residues consistent with brewing beer.

Nov 17 2019

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Famously Fickle Felines Are, in Fact, Clingy

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Cats are clingier to their human owners than their reputation would suggest. Karen Hopkin reports.

Nov 14 2019

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Aversion to Broccoli May Have Genetic Roots

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Study subjects with a gene variant that heightened their sensitivity to bitterness tended to eat fewer vegetables than people who didn’t mind bitter flavors. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Nov 13 2019

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Marine Mammal Epidemic Linked to Climate Change

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A measleslike virus is ricocheting through marine mammal populations in the Arctic—and melting sea ice might be to blame. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Nov 10 2019

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Ant Colonies Avoid Traffic Jams

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Researchers tracked thousands of individual ants to determine how they move in vast numbers without stumbling into gridlock.

Nov 08 2019

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Ranking Rise May Intimidate Opponents

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In an analysis of chess and tennis matches, players rising in the rankings did better than expected against higher-ranked opponents and better than similarly ranked players who were not rising.

Nov 06 2019

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