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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

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Why Some Birds Are Likely To Hit Buildings

7/13/2020
Those that eat insects, migrate or usually live in the woods are most likely to fly into buildings that feature a lot of glass.

Duration:00:02:27

Sparrow Song Undergoes Key Change

7/11/2020
White-throated sparrows made a change to their familiar call that quickly spread across Canada.

Duration:00:03:03

Polynesians and Native South Americans Made 12th-Century Contact

7/10/2020
Scientists have found snippets of Native South American DNA in the genomes of present-day Polynesians, and they trace the contact to the year 1150. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:03:34

Animals Appreciate Recent Traffic Lull

7/8/2020
Researchers saw a third fewer vehicle collisions with deer, elk, moose and other large mammals in the four weeks following COVID-19 shutdowns in three states they tracked.

Duration:00:03:19

Bat Says Hi as It Hunts

7/7/2020
Velvety free-tailed bats produce sounds that help them locate insect prey but simultaneously identify them to their companions.

Duration:00:02:51

Forests Getting Younger and Shorter

7/6/2020
Old, big trees are dying faster than in the past, leaving younger, less biodiverse forests that store less carbon worldwide.

Duration:00:02:22

Young Great White Sharks Eat off the Floor

7/2/2020
The stomach contents of young great white sharks show that they spend a lot of time patrolling the seafloor for meals.

Duration:00:02:56

Tweets Reveal Politics of COVID-19

7/1/2020
Political scientists analyzed congressional tweets and observed how Republicans and Democrats responded differently to the virus. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:02:12

Nature's Goods and Services Get Priced

7/1/2020
The gross ecosystem product, or GEP, tries to take into account the contribution of nature to the economy.

Duration:00:03:13

Animal Migrations Track Climate Change

6/29/2020
Many species are known to have changed their migration routes in response to the changing climate. They now include mule deer and Bewick’s swans.

Duration:00:03:24

Science Briefs from around the World

6/24/2020
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the planet, including one about a 70-million-year-old mollusk fossil that reveals years back then had a few more days than we have now.

Duration:00:01:50

Stiffer Roads Could Drive Down Carbon Emissions

6/19/2020
By hardening the nation’s streets and highways, trucks would use less fuel and spare the planet carbon emissions. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:02:16

Unicorns of the Sea Reveal Sound Activities

6/18/2020
Narwhals, recognizable by their large single tusk, make distinct sounds that are now being analyzed in depth by researchers.

Duration:00:04:21

Human Speech Evolution Gets Lip-Smacking Evidence

6/16/2020
A study of our closest evolutionary relatives finds that the chimp behavior known as lip smacking occurs in the same timing range as human mouths during speech.

Duration:00:03:11

Printed Coral Could Provide Reef Relief

6/16/2020
Three-dimensional printed coral-like structures were able to support the algae that live in real corals, which could help restore reefs and grow algae for bioenergy production.

Duration:00:02:52

'Snot Palaces' Reveal Undersea Creature Secrets

6/12/2020
Scientists are studying the delicate mucus houses built by creatures called larvaceans to better understand how they live. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:02:44

Helping Kids Cope with COVID-19 Worries

6/9/2020
The psychological state of children may need special attention during COVID-19 impacts and isolation.

Duration:00:02:53

Ancient DNA Rewrites Dead Sea Scroll History

6/9/2020
By sequencing DNA from the dust of dead sea scrolls, scientists were able to glean new clues about the ancient manuscripts. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:02:40

Whale Protections Need Not Cause Lobstering Losses

6/7/2020
Right whales, other whales and turtles get caught in lobster trap lines, but fewer lines can maintain the same lobster catch levels.

Duration:00:02:55

How to Keep COVID-19 Conspiracies Contained

6/6/2020
An expert on climate denial offers tips for inoculating people against coronavirus conspiracy notions.

Duration:00:02:39