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60-Second Science

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

Tardrigrades, an Unlikely Sleeping Beauty

Researchers put this ancient critter through a subzero gauntlet to learn more about what happens to their internal clock while surviving the extreme. ... Read more

18 hrs Ago

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18 hrs Ago


#499

A Burned Redwood Forest Tells a Story of Climate Change, Past, Present and Future

From the ashes of the giants of Big Basin Redwoods State Park arise a history of fire suppression and real questions about what happens to the forests in a drought-stricken West Coast going forward. ... Read more

23 Nov 2022

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06:46

23 Nov 2022


#498

Antivirals Could Reduce Long COVID Risk and How Well the New Boosters Work: COVID, Quickly Podcast, ...

In this new episode of our coronavirus podcast, we discuss a study that lookedat the effects of Paxlovid on long COVID symptoms, and we also talk new bivalent boosters and immunity. ... Read more

22 Nov 2022

04 MINS

04:46

22 Nov 2022


#497

A Honeybee Swarm Has as Much Electric Charge as a Thundercloud

New research shows that bees “buzz” in more than the way you might think. ... Read more

15 Nov 2022

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05:09

15 Nov 2022


#496

These Punk Rock Penguins Have a Bizarre Breeding Strategy

New Zealand’s erect-crested penguin lays two eggsbut rejects the first one—the opposite of how most birds prioritize their offspring. ... Read more

11 Nov 2022

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02:38

11 Nov 2022


#495

The Viral Triple Threat and Why You Need a Booster: COVID, Quickly, Episode 41

COVID, flu and RSV are surging.Here’swhat you need to know to protect yourself. ... Read more

08 Nov 2022

06 MINS

06:43

08 Nov 2022


#494

What You Need to Know about Iran's Surveillance Tech

Scientific American technology editor Sophie Bushwick explains how Iran is using surveillance tech against vulnerable citizens. ... Read more

04 Nov 2022

05 MINS

05:42

04 Nov 2022


#493

Delivering Equitable Lung Cancer Care [Sponsored]

As recent advances improve the prospects of detecting and catching lung cancer early, a new challenge arises: how to ensure people worldwide, regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances, benefit from new clinical tools. ... Read more

28 Oct 2022

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05:46

28 Oct 2022


#492

New Halloween 'Scariant' Variants and Boosting Your Immunity: COVID, Quickly, Episode 41

In a new episode of the COVID, Quickly podcast, we talk about the variants that are likely to be around this winter and how boosters help even if you’ve already had the disease. ... Read more

25 Oct 2022

07 MINS

07:31

25 Oct 2022


#491

These Hawks Have Figured Out How to See the Bat in the Swarm

New research shows that birds of prey attempting to grab a bat from a roiling mass of the flying mammals have developed a way to cope with the confusion. ... Read more

21 Oct 2022

04 MINS

04:13

21 Oct 2022


#490

Naps Not Needed to Make New Memories

Rats kept awake after exploring novel objects remembered the original itemsbut not where they’d seen those objects, raising interesting questions about human sleep. ... Read more

14 Oct 2022

05 MINS

05:27

14 Oct 2022


#489

How the Pandemic Shortened Life Expectancy and New Drugs on the Horizon: COVID, Quickly, Episode 40

In this episode of the COVID, Quickly podcast, we talk about why we’ve had years shavedoff our average collective life since 2020. Also, we talk about “mabs”and why you might want to know what they are. ... Read more

11 Oct 2022

07 MINS

07:43

11 Oct 2022


#488

Engineering the Treatment of Early-Stage Lung Cancer [SPONSORED]

Early-stage lung cancers are not only difficult to diagnose—they’ve also proveddifficult to curatively treat. ... Read more

07 Oct 2022

06 MINS

06:03

07 Oct 2022


#487

Rediscovered Red Wolf Genes May Help Conserve the Species

A surprising new gene discovery in coyotes may help conserve the critically endangered wolf. ... Read more

05 Oct 2022

04 MINS

04:14

05 Oct 2022


#486

What the Disease Feels Like, and Presidents Can't End Pandemics: COVID, Quickly, Episode 39

On this episode of the COVID, Quickly podcast, Josh Fischman gets COVID,and President Joe Biden says the pandemic is over. ... Read more

27 Sep 2022

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07:32

27 Sep 2022


#485

These Spiders Use Their Webs like Huge, Silky Ears

A study of orb-weaving spiders showsthat the arachnids’ webs pick up a range of sounds—and that they are always “listening” for vibrations coming in over them. ... Read more

23 Sep 2022

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23 Sep 2022


#484

Chewing Consumes a Surprising Amount of Energy

Chomping on food takes so much energy that it shaped human evolution. Our ancestors spent many hours a day chewing, which may have shaped our teeth and jaws. ... Read more

21 Sep 2022

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03:28

21 Sep 2022


#483

These Bats Buzz like Bees to Save Their Own Lives

New research has discovered the first case of acoustic mimicry between a mammal and an insect—an acquired skill that could just save certain bats’skin. ... Read more

16 Sep 2022

04 MINS

04:29

16 Sep 2022


#482

Unvaxxed Kids and 8 Days a Week (of Isolation): COVID, Quickly, Episode 38

This is our second back-to-school special episode of COVID. Quickly . Today we talk about two big issues: the low vaccination rates among the littlest kids and how long you should quarantine after being sick (actually). ... Read more

13 Sep 2022

07 MINS

07:07

13 Sep 2022


#481

Listen to Images from the James Webb Space Telescope

It turns out that making new views of the universe accessible to those with vision impairment has required some deep thought—and carefully chosen words. ... Read more

09 Sep 2022

07 MINS

07:39

09 Sep 2022