60-Second Science

To Fight Climate Change: Grow a Floating Forest, Then Sink It

Hinzugefügt: 12. April 2021

A fast-growing front in the battle against climate change is focused on developing green technologies aimed at reducing humankind’s carbon footprint, but many scientists say simply reducing... --...

COVID, Quickly, Episode 4: The Virtual Vaccine Line and Shots for Kids

Hinzugefügt: 9. April 2021

Today we bring you the fourth episode in a new podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Big Physics News: The Muon g-2 Experiment Explained

Hinzugefügt: 7. April 2021

Particles called muons are behaving weirdly, and that could mean a huge discovery. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Boston's Pigeons Coo, 'Wicked'; New York's Birds Coo, 'Fuhgeddaboudit'

Hinzugefügt: 5. April 2021

The two cities’ rock doves are genetically distinct, research shows. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Imperiled Freshwater Turtles Are Eating Plastics--Science Is Just Revealing the Threat

Hinzugefügt: 31. März 2021

We know a lot about how sea turtles are threatened by our trash, but new research has just uncovered an underreported threat hiding inside lakes and rivers. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

COVID, Quickly, Episode 3: Vaccine Inequality--plus Your Body the Variant Fighter

Hinzugefügt: 26. März 2021

Today we bring you the third episode in a new podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Using Dragonflies as Contamination Detectors

Hinzugefügt: 24. März 2021

By collecting the larvae of the fast flyers, researchers have turned the insects into “biosentinels” that can track mercury pollution across the country. Berly McCoy reports. -- Read more on...

Smartphones Can Hear the Shape of Your Door Keys

Hinzugefügt: 18. März 2021

Can you pick a lock with just a smartphone? New research shows that doing so is possible. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Chimpanzees Show Altruism while Gathering around the Juice Fountain

Hinzugefügt: 16. März 2021

New research tries to tease out whether our closest animal relatives can be selfless -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Podcast Feed Drop: Introducing Powered By Audio [Sponsored]

Hinzugefügt: 15. März 2021

This is a podcast about sound. Host Randi Zuckerberg discovers the stories behind the sounds we hear everyday… sounds that inform, entertain, educate, get our attention, influence our... -- Read...

COVID, Quickly, Episode 2: Lessons From a Pandemic Year

Hinzugefügt: 12. März 2021

Today we bring you the second episode in a new podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

That Mouse in Your House--It's Smarter, Thanks to You

Hinzugefügt: 9. März 2021

Scientists studied three varieties of house mice and found that those who had lived alongside humans the longest were also the craftiest at solving food puzzles. Christopher Intagliata reports. --...

Kangaroos with Puppy Dog Eyes

Hinzugefügt: 4. März 2021

New research shows that when faced with an impossible task, the marsupials look to humans for help. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

COVID, Quickly, Episode 1: Vaccines, Variants and Diabetes

Hinzugefügt: 26. Februar 2021

Today we begin a new podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential... -- Read more on...

Machine Learning Pwns Old-School Atari Games

Hinzugefügt: 25. Februar 2021

You can call it the ‘revenge of the computer scientist.’ An algorithm that made headlines for mastering the notoriously difficult Atari 2600 game Montezuma’s Revenge, can now beat... -- Read more...

E-Eggs Track Turtle Traffickers

Hinzugefügt: 23. Februar 2021

Decoy sea turtle eggs containing tracking tech are new weapons against beach poachers and traffickers. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Bromances Could Lead to More Romances for Male Hyenas

Hinzugefügt: 10. Februar 2021

Spotted hyena males do not fight for mates, so how are certain males shut out of the mating game? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

A Heroic Effort to Measure Helium

Hinzugefügt: 5. Februar 2021

After an intense game of cat and mouse with different particles, atomic physicists have measured the radius of the helium nucleus five times more precisely than before. Christopher Intagliata...

Science News Briefs from Around the World

Hinzugefügt: 2. Februar 2021

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one from Costa Rica about decoy sea turtle eggs with the potential to catch poachers. -- Read more on...

Scientists Take a Cattle Head Count in India

Hinzugefügt: 28. Januar 2021

The research team determined that the city of Raipur in central India has at least one street cow for every 54 human residents. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com