Sinopsis

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

Episodios

  • Duckbill Dino Odyssey Ended in Africa

    Duckbill Dino Odyssey Ended in Africa

    24/11/2020 Duración: 03min

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

  • Early Mammals Had Social Lives, Too

    Early Mammals Had Social Lives, Too

    19/11/2020 Duración: 02min

    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.

  • Science News Briefs from All Over

    Science News Briefs from All Over

    18/11/2020 Duración: 02min

    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.

  • Divide and Conquer Could Be Good COVID Strategy

    Divide and Conquer Could Be Good COVID Strategy

    13/11/2020 Duración: 02min

    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.  

  • Zebra Coloration Messes With Fly Eyes

    Zebra Coloration Messes With Fly Eyes

    10/11/2020 Duración: 03min

    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.

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

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

    06/11/2020 Duración: 09min

    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.

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

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

    05/11/2020 Duración: 06min

    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.

  • Science Sound(E)scapes: Amazon Pink River Dolphins

    Science Sound(E)scapes: Amazon Pink River Dolphins

    04/11/2020 Duración: 09min

    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.

  • Frog Vocals Lead to Small Preference

    Frog Vocals Lead to Small Preference

    03/11/2020 Duración: 03min

    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.

  • Science News Briefs from around the Globe

    Science News Briefs from around the Globe

    03/11/2020 Duración: 02min

    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.

  • Election Science Stakes: Technology

    Election Science Stakes: Technology

    01/11/2020 Duración: 03min

    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. 

  • Election Science Stakes: Energy

    Election Science Stakes: Energy

    30/10/2020 Duración: 03min

    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.

  • Election Science Stakes: Environment

    Election Science Stakes: Environment

    30/10/2020 Duración: 02min

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

  • Election Science Stakes: Climate

    Election Science Stakes: Climate

    29/10/2020 Duración: 04min

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

  • Election Science Stakes: Medicine and Public Health

    Election Science Stakes: Medicine and Public Health

    28/10/2020 Duración: 03min

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

  • Election 2020: The Stakes for Science

    Election 2020: The Stakes for Science

    27/10/2020 Duración: 02min

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

  • Why Some Easter Island Statues Are Where They Are

    Why Some Easter Island Statues Are Where They Are

    26/10/2020 Duración: 02min

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

  • Acorn Woodpeckers Fight Long, Bloody Territorial Wars

    Acorn Woodpeckers Fight Long, Bloody Territorial Wars

    24/10/2020 Duración: 03min

    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.

  • Funky Cheese Rinds Release an Influential Stench

    Funky Cheese Rinds Release an Influential Stench

    23/10/2020 Duración: 02min

    The volatile compounds released by microbial communities on cheese rinds shape and shift a cheese’s microbiome. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

  • Dinosaur Asteroid Hit Worst Case Place

    Dinosaur Asteroid Hit Worst Case Place

    22/10/2020 Duración: 03min

    The mass extinction asteroid happened to strike a place where the rock contained lots of organic matter, and sent soot into the stratosphere where it could block sunlight for years.  

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