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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

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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

    Skinny Genes Tell Fat to Burn

    Skinny Genes Tell Fat to Burn

    A gene whose mutated form is associated with cancer in humans turns out to have a role in burning calories over a long evolutionary history.

    • 2 min
    Malaria Mosquitoes Are Biting before Bed-Net Time

    Malaria Mosquitoes Are Biting before Bed-Net Time

    Mosquitoes that like to bite at night are being thwarted by bed nets, leading to the rise of populations that prefer to bite when the nets are not up yet.

    • 3 min
    We're Being Tested

    We're Being Tested

    President Trump pointed out yesterday that if we didn't do any testing for the virus we would have very few cases, which forces us to confront the issues posed by testing in general.

    • 2 min
    Barn Owl Babies Can Be Helpful Hatch Mates

    Barn Owl Babies Can Be Helpful Hatch Mates

    Food sharing is mainly found in adult animals as a part of social bonding. But in a rarely observed behavior in birds, older barn owl chicks will share food with younger ones.

    • 3 min
    Donut Sugar Could Help Stored Blood Last

    Donut Sugar Could Help Stored Blood Last

    Dehydrated blood that could be kept at room temperature for years may be possible thanks to a sugar used to preserve donuts—and made by tardigrades and brine shrimp so they can dry out and spring back with water.

    • 2 min
    Lemur Flirting Uses Common Scents

    Lemur Flirting Uses Common Scents

    To entice female ring-tailed lemurs, males rub wrist secretions, which include compounds we use in perfumes, onto their tail and then wave it near the gals.

    • 2 min

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32 Ratings

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