60-Second Science

Bees Use 'Bullshit' Defense to Keep Giant Hornets at Bay

Hinzugefügt: 11. Januar 2021

The prospect of death by giant hornet has pushed some Asian honey bees to resort to a poop-based defense system -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Humans May Have Befriended Wolves with Meat

Hinzugefügt: 8. Januar 2021

Unlike humans, wolves can subsist on protein alone for months—so scientists say we may have lobbed leaner leftovers their way. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How to Avoid Becoming a Meal for a Cheetah

Hinzugefügt: 6. Januar 2021

Researchers help farmers in Namibia avoid costly cattle losses by tracking big cat hangouts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Shaped Our Language in 2020

Hinzugefügt: 1. Januar 2021

Linguist Ben Zimmer says the pandemic has turned us all into amateur epidemiologists, utilizing terms like "superspreader" and "asymptomatic." Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Science News Briefs from around the Planet

Hinzugefügt: 29. Dezember 2020

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one from Panama about the toll lightning takes on tropical trees. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ravens Measure Up to Great Apes on Intelligence

Hinzugefügt: 22. Dezember 2020

Juvenile ravens performed just as well as chimps and orangutans on a battery of intelligence tests—except for spatial skills. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Baby Bees Deprive Caregivers of Sleep

Hinzugefügt: 22. Dezember 2020

Bee larvae and pupae appear to secrete a chemical that does the work of a late-night cup of coffee on their nurses. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How the Wolves Change the Forest

Hinzugefügt: 17. Dezember 2020

New research tracked the canines in northern Minnesota for years to see just how they reshape their ecosystems. Audio of wolves inside Voyageurs National Park, courtesy of Jacob Job. -- Read more...

Brain Sides Both Busy In New Language Learning

Hinzugefügt: 17. Dezember 2020

A study of adults learning a new language found that speaking primarily activated regions in the left side of the brain but reading and listening comprehension were much more variable. -- Read...

Eye Treatment Stretches Mouse Sight Beyond Visible Spectrum

Hinzugefügt: 12. Dezember 2020

Nanoparticles that attach to photoreceptors allowed mice to see infrared and near-infrared light for up to two months. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

This Bat Wears a Facemask

Hinzugefügt: 12. Dezember 2020

The wrinkle-faced bat covers its face with a flap of skin, seemingly as part of its courtship rituals. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Denisovans Expand Their Range Into China

Hinzugefügt: 3. Dezember 2020

Evidence of the ancient humans was limited to a cave in Siberia—but now, scientists have found genetic remains of the Denisovans in China. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Undersea Earthquakes Reveal Sound Warming Info

Hinzugefügt: 1. Dezember 2020

Travel time differences for sound waves produced by undersea earthquakes in the same place at different times can provide details about ocean warming. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duckbill Dino Odyssey Ended in Africa

Hinzugefügt: 24. November 2020

A duckbill dinosaur jawbone found in Morocco means that dinosaurs crossed a large body of water to reach Africa. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Early Mammals Had Social Lives, Too

Hinzugefügt: 19. November 2020

Chipmunk-like animals that lived among the dinos appear to have been social creatures, which suggests that sociality arose in mammals earlier than scientists thought. Christopher Intagliata... --...

Science News Briefs from All Over

Hinzugefügt: 18. November 2020

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one from the dormant volcano Llullaillaco in Chile, about a mouse that's the highest-dwelling mammal...

Divide and Conquer Could Be Good COVID Strategy

Hinzugefügt: 13. November 2020

COVID might be fought efficiently with fewer shutdowns by restricting activities only in a particular area with a population up to 200,000 when its case rate rises above a chosen threshold. --...

Zebra Coloration Messes With Fly Eyes

Hinzugefügt: 11. November 2020

Horseflies misjudge landing on zebra patterns compared with solid grey or black surfaces, which provides evidence for why evolution came up with the black and white pattern. -- Read more on...

Science Sound(E)scapes: Head Banging and Howling in the Amazon

Hinzugefügt: 6. November 2020

Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part three of our three-part audio sound... --...

Science Sound(E)scapes: Amazon Frog Choruses at Night

Hinzugefügt: 5. November 2020

Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part two of our three-part audio sound... --...