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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

Beehives Are Held Together by Their Mutual Gut Microbes

4/20/2021
New research shows that members of a bee colony all have the same gut microbiome, which controls their smell—and thus their ability to separate family from foe.

Duration:00:02:40

These Endangered Birds Are Forgetting Their Songs

4/16/2021
Australia’s critically endangered regent honeyeaters are losing what amounts to their culture—and that could jeopardize their success at landing a mate.

Duration:00:02:06

To Fight Climate Change: Grow a Floating Forest, Then Sink It

4/12/2021
A fast-growing front in the battle against climate change is focused on developing green technologies aimed at reducing humankind’s carbon footprint, but many scientists say simply reducing emissions is no longer enough. We have to find new ways to suck carbon out of the atmosphere. A Maine start-up is looking to raise a sinkable carbon-capturing forest in the open ocean.

Duration:00:05:23

COVID, Quickly, Episode 4: The Virtual Vaccine Line and Shots for Kids

4/9/2021
Today we bring you the fourth episode in a new 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.

Duration:00:05:24

Big Physics News: The Muon g-2 Experiment Explained

4/7/2021
Particles called muons are behaving weirdly, and that could mean a huge discovery.

Duration:00:07:34

Boston's Pigeons Coo, 'Wicked'; New York's Birds Coo, 'Fuhgeddaboudit'

4/5/2021
The two cities’ rock doves are genetically distinct, research shows.

Duration:00:03:56

Imperiled Freshwater Turtles Are Eating Plastics--Science Is Just Revealing the Threat

3/31/2021
We know a lot about how sea turtles are threatened by our trash, but new research has just uncovered an underreported threat hiding inside lakes and rivers.

Duration:00:05:16

COVID, Quickly, Episode 3: Vaccine Inequality--plus Your Body the Variant Fighter

3/26/2021
Today we bring you the third episode in a new 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.

Duration:00:05:25

Using Dragonflies as Contamination Detectors

3/24/2021
By collecting the larvae of the fast flyers, researchers have turned the insects into “biosentinels” that can track mercury pollution across the country. Berly McCoy reports.

Duration:00:02:59

Smartphones Can Hear the Shape of Your Door Keys

3/18/2021
Can you pick a lock with just a smartphone? New research shows that doing so is possible.

Duration:00:03:42

Chimpanzees Show Altruism while Gathering around the Juice Fountain

3/16/2021
New research tries to tease out whether our closest animal relatives can be selfless

Duration:00:04:55

Podcast Feed Drop: Introducing Powered by Audio [Sponsored]

3/15/2021
This is a podcast about sound. Host Randi Zuckerberg discovers the stories behind the sounds we hear everyday … sounds that inform, entertain, educate, get our attention, influence our behavior, and save our lives. Join host Randi Zuckerberg and her guests as they explore how audio shapes our experience and how pioneers are creating the sound of the future. Powered by Audio is supported by EPOS. For more information about how EPOS is unleashing human potential by perfecting audio...

Duration:00:08:12

COVID, Quickly, Episode 2: Lessons from a Pandemic Year

3/11/2021
Today we bring you the second episode in a new 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.

Duration:00:05:53

That Mouse in Your House--It's Smarter, Thanks to You

3/9/2021
Scientists studied three varieties of house mice and found that those who had lived alongside humans the longest were also the craftiest at solving food puzzles. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:02:08

Kangaroos with Puppy Dog Eyes

3/4/2021
New research shows that when faced with an impossible task, the marsupials look to humans for help.

Duration:00:04:18

COVID, Quickly, Episode 1: Vaccines, Variants and Diabetes

2/26/2021
Today we begin a new 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.

Duration:00:04:13

Machine Learning Pwns Old-School Atari Games

2/25/2021
You can call it the “revenge of the computer scientist.” An algorithm that made headlines for mastering the notoriously difficult Atari 2600 game Montezuma’s Revenge can now beat more games, achieving near perfect scores, and help robots explore real-world environments. Pakinam Amer reports.

Duration:00:07:45

E-Eggs Track Turtle Traffickers

2/22/2021
Decoy sea turtle eggs containing tracking tech are new weapons against beach poachers and traffickers.

Duration:00:04:07

Bromances Could Lead to More Romances for Male Hyenas

2/10/2021
Spotted hyena males do not fight for mates, so how are certain males shut out of the mating game?

Duration:00:03:23

A Heroic Effort to Measure Helium

2/5/2021
After an intense game of cat and mouse with different particles, atomic physicists have measured the radius of the helium nucleus five times more precisely than before. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:04:25