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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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Great Show

By 1point5x - May 29 2020
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Love this podcast. Quick hits on quirky science. Good topics, pitched at a good level, well-written (and read).

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By hashemiamin8866 - May 21 2020
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Please don’t speak about politics.

iTunes Ratings

941 Ratings
Average Ratings
673
138
50
28
52

Great Show

By 1point5x - May 29 2020
Read more
Love this podcast. Quick hits on quirky science. Good topics, pitched at a good level, well-written (and read).

Hi

By hashemiamin8866 - May 21 2020
Read more
Please don’t speak about politics.
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60-Second Science

Latest release on Oct 24, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: Smart Meters Speed Showers

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Smart meters on showerheads encouraged hotel guests to conserve—even though they personally saved no money. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Nov 27 2018

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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: Data Reveals Most Influential Movies

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By analyzing the network connections between 47,000 films on IMDb, researchers found the most influential films ever made. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Dec 06 2018

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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: Dolphins Dumb Down Calls to Compete with Ship Noise

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Bottlenose dolphins simplify and raise the pitch of their whistles to be heard above underwater shipping noise. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Oct 30 2018

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Rank #7: Bird's Song Staying Power Implies Culture

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Certain motifs in swamp sparrow songs can last hundreds, even thousands of years—evidence of a cultural tradition in the birds. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Jun 22 2018

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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: Humans Can Size One Another Up with a Roar

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Listeners to a person letting loose with a roar can accurately estimate the size and formidability or the human noise maker. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Jun 29 2018

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Rank #10: Nice People Have Emptier Wallets

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A study correlating personality traits with financial data found that agreeable people had lower savings, higher debt and higher bankruptcy rates. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Oct 16 2018

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: Ancient Clan War Explains Genetic Diversity Drop

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Some 5,000 to 7,000 years ago, the diversity of Y chromosomes plummeted. A new analysis suggests clan warfare may have been the cause. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Jun 06 2018

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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: Mine Social Media Posts to Predict Flu

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Researchers used Twitter searches for nonflu words associated with behavior to predict flu outbreaks two weeks in advance.

Apr 18 2018

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Rank #17: Saliva Protein Might Inhibit Intestinal Anarchy

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A protein found in spit prevents bad bugs from binding to intestinal cells in the lab, pointing to a possible way to lower the chances of dysentery. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Mar 10 2018

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Rank #18: Right Whales Seem to Think before They Speak

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Rather than always making the same call in response to the same stimuli, North Atlantic right whales are capable of changing their vocalizations.

Apr 10 2018

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Rank #19: U.S. Flu Spread Counts On Southern Cold Snaps

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A multifactorial analysis finds that the ignition of a flu epidemic stems from a blast of colder weather striking an otherwise warm, humid, urban environment, and driving people indoors into close quarters.

Mar 21 2018

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Rank #20: Saying "This May Hurt" May Make It Worse

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Warning a child that something, like a vaccine shot, will hurt can actually increase their perception of the pain.

Jun 06 2018

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