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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

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, now including 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

Bioluminescence Helps Prey Avoid Hungry Seals

6/2/2020
Prey animals flash biochemically produced light to confuse elephant seals hunting in the dark. But at least one seal turned the tables.

Duration:00:02:37

3 Words Mislead Online Regional Mood Analysis

6/1/2020
Analyzing keywords on Twitter can offer a loose measure of the subjective well-being of a community, as long as you don’t count three words: good, love and LOL.

Duration:00:03:26

COVID Has Changed Soundscapes Worldwide

5/31/2020
The Silent Cities project is collecting sound from cities around the planet during the coronavirus pandemic to give researchers a database of natural sound in areas usually filled with human-generated noise.

Duration:00:02:41

Science News Briefs from All Over

5/28/2020
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the planet, including one about an incredibly well-preserved horned lark ( Eremophila alpestris ), like the one pictured, that lived 46,000 years ago.

Duration:00:01:55

Colorful Corals Beat Bleaching

5/27/2020
Exposed to mildly warmer waters, some corals turn neon instead of bleaching white. The dramatic colors may help coax symbiotic algae back. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:02:15

Skinny Genes Tell Fat to Burn

5/22/2020
A gene whose mutated form is associated with cancer in humans turns out to have a role in burning calories over a long evolutionary history.

Duration:00:02:38