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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

The Denisovans Expand Their Range Into China

12/2/2020
Evidence of the ancient humans was limited to a cave in Siberia—but now, scientists have found genetic remains of the Denisovans in China. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:03:37

Undersea Earthquakes Reveal Sound Warming Info

11/30/2020
Travel time differences for sound waves produced by undersea earthquakes in the same place at different times can provide details about ocean warming.

Duration:00:03:49

Duckbill Dino Odyssey Ended in Africa

11/24/2020
A duckbill dinosaur jawbone found in Morocco means that dinosaurs crossed a large body of water to reach Africa.

Duration:00:03:43

Early Mammals Had Social Lives, Too

11/18/2020
Chipmunklike animals that lived among the dinosaurs appear to have been social creatures, which suggests that sociality arose in mammals earlier than scientists thought. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Duration:00:03:47

Science News Briefs from All Over

11/17/2020
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one, from the dormant volcano Llullaillaco in Chile, about a mouse that is the highest-dwelling mammal ever documented.

Duration:00:02:59

Divide and Conquer Could Be Good COVID Strategy

11/12/2020
COVID might be fought efficiently with fewer shutdowns by restricting activities only in a particular area with a population up to 200,000 when its case rate rises above a chosen threshold.

Duration:00:03:22

Zebra Coloration Messes With Fly Eyes

11/10/2020
Horseflies misjudge landings on zebra patterns, compared with solid gray or black surfaces, which provides evidence for why evolution came up with the black-and-white pattern.

Duration:00:03:36

Science Sound(E)scapes: Head Banging and Howling in the Amazon

11/6/2020
Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part three of our three-part audio sound escape, we ascend into the trees where howler monkeys and crimson-crested woodpeckers rule the airwaves.

Duration:00:10:31

Science Sound(E)scapes: Amazon Frog Choruses at Night

11/5/2020
Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part two of our three-part audio sound escape, we descend into a nighttime flood of frog music.

Duration:00:07:21

Science Sound(E)scapes: Amazon Pink River Dolphins

11/4/2020
Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part one of our three-part audio sound escape, we listen to dolphins hunting among the trees.

Duration:00:10:14

Frog Vocals Lead to Small Preference

11/3/2020
The concave-eared torrent frog's unusual ear anatomy lets it hear high-frequency calls, which gives a mating advantage to the littler males that sing soprano.

Duration:00:03:33

Science News Briefs from around the Globe

11/2/2020
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from the United Arab Emirates about the the first interplanetary mission by an Arab country.

Duration:00:02:41

Election Science Stakes: Technology

11/1/2020
We wrap up our preelection series with Scientific American senior editor Jen Schwartz, who talks about the possible effects of the election results on technology development and use.

Duration:00:03:56

Election Science Stakes: Energy

10/30/2020
Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti and associate editor Andrea Thompson talk about this election and the future of U.S. energy research and policy.

Duration:00:03:43

Election Science Stakes: Environment

10/29/2020
Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti talks about how this election will affect environmental science and policy.

Duration:00:02:52

Election Science Stakes: Climate

10/28/2020
Scientific American ’s associate editor for sustainability Andrea Thompson talks about how climate science and policy will be affected by this election.

Duration:00:05:00

Election Science Stakes: Medicine and Public Health

10/27/2020
Scientific American ’s senior medicine editor Josh Fischman talks about issues in medicine and public health that will be affected by this election.

Duration:00:03:52

Election 2020: The Stakes for Science

10/26/2020
Scientific American ’s editor in chief sets up this week’s series of podcasts about how this election could affect science, technology and medicine.

Duration:00:02:53

Why Some Easter Island Statues Are Where They Are

10/25/2020
Many of the statues not along the coast are in places that featured a resource vital to the communities that lived and worked there.

Duration:00:02:57

Acorn Woodpeckers Fight Long, Bloody Territorial Wars

10/23/2020
More than 40 of the birds, in coalitions of three or four, may fight for days over oak trees in which to store their acorns.

Duration:00:03:35