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Leading science journalists provide a daily minute of 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.

Leading science journalists provide a daily minute of 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.
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Leading science journalists provide a daily minute of 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.

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English


Episodes

Astronomy Tool Helps ID Sharks

7/19/2018
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Shark researchers used a system for recognizing patterns in star field photographs to identify whale sharks, which have individual spot patterns.

Duration:00:03:07

Mammals Moonlight Around Human Settlements

7/18/2018
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A study of human-mammal interaction across the globe found that animals are more prone to take to the night around humans. Jason G. Goldman reports.

Duration:00:02:49

Jupiter's Moon Total Hits 79

7/17/2018
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The International Astronomical Union reports that there are now 79 known Jovian moons, with a dozen found last year.

Duration:00:01:59

Moths Evade Bats With Slight of Wing

7/16/2018
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Some moth species have evolved long wing tails that flutter and twist as the moth flies, which distract hungry bats. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:02:16

Science News You Might Have Missed

7/13/2018
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Very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe.

Duration:00:02:11

Smart Mouthguard Senses Muscle Fatigue

7/12/2018
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A prototype flexible electronic mouthguard can measure lactate levels in an athlete’s saliva, tracking muscle fatigue during training and performance.

Duration:00:02:03

Favorite Wine Grapes May Need Genetic Help

7/10/2018
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Wine book author Kevin Begos explains that just a few varieties of wine grapes dominate the industry, which leaves them vulnerable to potentially catastrophic disease outbreaks.

Duration:00:02:40

Iridescence Could Help Critters Hide In Plain Sight

7/6/2018
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Iridescence appears to break up the recognizable shape of objects—making them harder to spot. Karen Hopkin reports.

Duration:00:03:31

Primate Conflicts Play Out in the Operating Room

7/5/2018
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By analyzing 200 surgeries, anthropologists found that mixed-gender operating room teams exhibited the highest levels of cooperation. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:01:55

Sharks Make Splash in Brooklyn

7/4/2018
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Visitors can see and learn about sharks and their environment in the new 'Ocean Wonders: Sharks!' facility at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium.

Duration:00:01:48

City Life Favors Downsized Invertebrates

7/3/2018
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Most invertebrates get smaller on average in cities, although a few very mobile species respond to urbanization by growing.

Duration:00:03:08

People Ration Where They Roam

7/2/2018
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An analysis of the movement of some 40,000 people suggests most of us frequent only 25 places—and as we sub in new favorites, we drop old ones. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:02:06

Humans Can Size Each Other Up With A Roar

6/28/2018
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Listeners to a person letting loose with a roar can accurately estimate the size and formidability or the human noise maker. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:02:33

Piano Lessons Tune Up Language Skills

6/26/2018
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Six months of piano lessons can heighten kindergartners' brain responses to different pitches, and improve their ability to tell apart two similar-sounding words. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:02:17

Cardinal Rule: Female Birds Sing, Too

6/26/2018
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Many people assume only male birds do the singing. But females also sing in at least 660 species and perhaps many more.

Duration:00:03:23

Bird's Song Staying Power Implies Culture

6/22/2018
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Certain motifs in swamp sparrow songs can last hundreds, even thousands of years—evidence of a cultural tradition in the birds. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:01:32

Alaskan Beluga Whales Ace Hearing Exam

6/22/2018
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Researchers tested the hearing of beluga whales in an Alaskan bay, and found that they seem to have suffered little hearing loss due to ocean noise. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:01:35

Fat-Carb Combo Is A Potent One-Two Punch

6/19/2018
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Foods high in both carbs and fats tickle the brain’s reward circuits more so than snacks that showcase just one or the other. Karen Hopkin reports.

Duration:00:03:04

Jupiter Crackles With Polar Lightning

6/17/2018
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Juno spacecraft data suggest lightning on Jupiter is much more common than we thought—but it congregates near the poles, not the equator as on Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:01:38

Coral Reefs Keep Costly Waves at Bay

6/15/2018
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A new analysis found the flood protection benefits of coral reefs save the global economy $4 billion dollars a year. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:01:42