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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

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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

Language:

English


Episodes

Tracking Outbreaks through Sewers, and Kids' Vaccines on Hold Again: COVID Quickly, Episode 24

2/15/2022
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, 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 .

Duration:00:05:59

The Romantic Temptation of the Monogamous Prairie Vole

2/14/2022
The small rodents are one of the few known monogamists in the wild—and their faithfulness was put to the test in a lab.

Duration:00:06:10

Answering an Age-Old Mystery: How Do Birds Actually Fly?

2/11/2022
Equally surprising is the fact that we still do not know how birds actually stay airborne.

Duration:00:07:04

More Kids Get COVID, Long Haulers and a Vaccine Milestone: COVID Quickly, Episode 23

2/4/2022
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, 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 .

Duration:00:06:27

What Is the Shape of This Word?

2/2/2022
What shape do you see when you hear “ bouba ”? What about “ kiki ”? It turns out that nonsense words that evoke certain shapes have something to say about the origins of language.

Duration:00:06:11

Tiger Sharks, Tracked over Decades, Are Shifting Their Haunts with Ocean Warming

1/25/2022
Using a combination of fishing data and satellite tracking, scientists found that the sharks have shifted their range some 250 miles poleward over the past 40 years.

Duration:00:02:22

How Marine Wildlife Can Coexist with Offshore Wind [Sponsored]

1/20/2022
Harnessing the wind to blow back emissions is not without its own impacts, so researchers are developing technologies to coexist with whales and other ocean-dwelling species.

Duration:00:06:18

COVID Quickly, Episode 22: Colds Build COVID Immunity and the Omicron Vaccine Delay

1/19/2022
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, 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 .

Duration:00:07:14

The Surprising Physics of Finger Snapping

1/10/2022
You might not think that you can generate more body acceleration than a big-league baseball pitcher, but new research shows you can.

Duration:00:05:11

Salvador Dali's Creative Secret Is Backed by Science

1/3/2022
The painter described falling into the briefest of slumbers to refresh his mind. Now scientists have shown the method is effective at inducing creativity.

Duration:00:03:25

A Growing Force of Fiery Zombies Threatens Cold Northern Forests

12/27/2021
Wildfires, appearing dead in winter, are actually smoldering and then bouncing back to life in spring to consume increasingly more land in the Far North.

Duration:00:10:53

Listen to This New Podcast: Lost Women of Science

12/21/2021
A new podcast is on a mission to retrieve unsung female scientists from oblivion.

Duration:00:04:48

Canary Islands Eruption Resets Volcano Forecasts

12/20/2021
A volcanologist says the eruption on the island of La Palma is a unique window into the “personality” of basaltic volcanoes.

Duration:00:02:42

COVID Quickly, Episode 21: Vaccines against Omicron and Pandemic Progress

12/17/2021
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, 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 .

Duration:00:05:22

As Forests Burn, a Climate Puzzle Materializes in the Far North

12/14/2021
A 15-year study of where carbon lies in boreal forests has unearthed a surprising finding.

Duration:00:10:23

Astronomers Spot Two Dust Bunnies Hiding in the Early Universe

12/8/2021
The scientists found several previously hidden galaxies that date back to 13 billion years ago—and many more might be missing from our current census of the early universe.

Duration:00:03:12

COVID Quickly, Episode 20: The Omicron Scare, and Anti-COVID Pills Are Coming

12/3/2021
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, 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 .

Duration:00:07:40

To Better Persuade a Human, a Robot Should Use This Trick

12/1/2021
A new study finds that, for robots, overlords are less persuasive than peers.

Duration:00:11:59

Redo of a Famous Experiment on the Origins of Life Reveals Critical Detail Missed for Decades

11/26/2021
The Miller-Urey experiment showed that the conditions of early Earth could be simulated in a glass flask. New research finds the flask itself played an underappreciated, though outsize, role.

Duration:00:06:39

COVID Quickly, Episode 19: Mandate Roadblocks, Boosters for All and Sickness in the Zoo

11/19/2021
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, 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 .

Duration:00:10:02