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Leading science journalists cover some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a deeper audio dive you can subscribe to Science Talk. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

Leading science journalists cover some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a deeper audio dive you can subscribe to Science Talk. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

 

#500

How AI Facial Recognition is Helping Conserve Pumas

Researchers tricked out conventional camera traps to snap headshots of Puma concolor , revealing a better way to track the elusive species. ... Read more

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Yesterday


#499

The Kavli Prize Presents: Understanding Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration [Sponsored]

Huda Zoghbi is a clinician-scientist who studies the molecular mechanisms of neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration. This yearshe shared the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for discovering the genetic pathways behind serious brain disorders. ... Read more

17 Jun 2022

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17 Jun 2022


#498

Female CEOs Change How Firms Talk about Women

Appointing women to leadership positions renders organizations more likely to describe all women as being powerful, persistentand bold. ... Read more

16 Jun 2022

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16 Jun 2022


#497

COVID Death Rates Explained, Dismal Booster Stats and New Vaccines

On this episode of the COVID, Quickly podcast, we clear up some data misconceptions, get to the bottom of the booster uptake issueand talk Novavax. ... Read more

13 Jun 2022

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13 Jun 2022


#496

Hedgehogs Host the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance

Bacteria resistant to methicillin emerged in hedgehogs long before the drug was prescribed to treat infections. ... Read more

09 Jun 2022

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09 Jun 2022


#495

Meerkats Are Getting Climate Sick

For meerkats in the Kalahari Desert, rising temperatures spark deadly outbreaks of tuberculosis. ... Read more

03 Jun 2022

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03 Jun 2022


#494

'Where Are Vaccines for Little Kids?' and the Latest on Long COVID

Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast seriesCOVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American ’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential developments in the pandemic: from vaccines to new variants and everything in between. You can listen to all past episodes here . ... Read more

31 May 2022

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31 May 2022


#493

Your Phone Could Be Used to Prosecute for Getting an Abortion: Here's How

Technology editor Sophie Bushwick breaks down the precedent for using your phone to monitor personal health data. ... Read more

21 May 2022

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21 May 2022


#492

If Sea Ice Melts in the Arctic, Do Trees Burn in California?

A new study links sea ice decline with increasing wildfire weather in the Western U.S. ... Read more

19 May 2022

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19 May 2022


#491

How to Care for COVID at Home, and Is That Sniffle Allergies or the Virus? COVID Quickly, Episode 30

Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast seriesCOVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American ’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential developments in the pandemic: from vaccines to new variants and everything in between. You can listen to all past episodes here . ... Read more

16 May 2022

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16 May 2022


#490

How Astronomers Finally Captured a Photo of our Own Galaxy's Black Hole

It took hundreds ofresearchers and many telescopes to capture an image of the black hole at the middle of our Milky Way. ... Read more

12 May 2022

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12 May 2022


#489

Two-Headed Worms Tell Us Something Fascinating about Evolution

Researchers looked back at more than 100years of researchand found that a fascination withannelids with mixed up appendages was strong—and that research still has relevance today. ... Read more

10 May 2022

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10 May 2022


#488

The Harmful Effects of Overturning Roe v. Wade

A landmark study of women who were turned away from getting the procedure found that being forced to have a child worsened their health and economic status. ... Read more

06 May 2022

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06 May 2022


#487

Safer Indoor Air, and People Want Masks on Planes and Trains: COVID Quickly, Episode 29

Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast seriesCOVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American ’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential developments in the pandemic: from vaccines to new variants and everything in between. You can listen to all past episodes here . ... Read more

02 May 2022

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02 May 2022


#486

Climate Change Is Shrinking Animals, Especially Bird-Brained Birds

As the world warms, many animals are getting smaller. For birds, new research shows what they have upstairs may just make a different in how much smaller they get. ... Read more

25 Apr 2022

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25 Apr 2022


#485

Cosmic Simulation Shows How Dark-Matter-Deficient Galaxies Confront Goliath and Survive

A research team finds seventiny dwarf galaxies stripped of their dark matterthat nonetheless persisted despite the theft. ... Read more

20 Apr 2022

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20 Apr 2022


#484

Venturing Back to the Office and the Benefits of Hybrid Immunity: COVID Quickly, Episode 28

Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast seriesCOVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American ’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential developments in the pandemic: from vaccines to new variants and everything in between. You can listen to all past episodes here . ... Read more

15 Apr 2022

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15 Apr 2022


#483

Science Finally Has a Good Idea about Why We Stutter

A glitch in speech initiation gives rise to the repetition that characterizes stuttering. ... Read more

13 Apr 2022

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13 Apr 2022


#482

Love Computers? Love History? Listen to This Podcast

In the newest season of Lost Women of Science, we entera world of secrecy, computers and nuclear weapons—and see how Klára Dán von Neumann was a part of all of it. ... Read more

12 Apr 2022

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12 Apr 2022


#481

Probiotics Could Help Save Overheated Corals

Think of the process as a kind of marine fecal transplant—except the restorative bacteria do not come from stool; they come from other corals. ... Read more

08 Apr 2022

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08 Apr 2022