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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

    The World's Highest-Dwelling Mammal Lives atop a Volcano

    The World's Highest-Dwelling Mammal Lives atop a Volcano

    Scientists spotted a mouse at the summit of Llullaillaco, a 22,000-foot-tall volcano on the border of Chile and Argentina. Julia Rosen reports.

    • 2 min
    Dampening of the Senses Is Linked to Dementia Risk

    Dampening of the Senses Is Linked to Dementia Risk

    A decline in smell was the sense loss most strongly associated with such risk in a recent study. Christopher Intagliata reports.

    • 1 min
    Translucent Frog Optics Create Camo Color

    Translucent Frog Optics Create Camo Color

    Rather than undergoing active chameleonlike color changes, glass frogs’ translucency allows light to bounce from their background and go through them—making their apparent color close to their setting.  

    • 3 min
    Paired Comparisons Could Mean Better Witness Identifications

    Paired Comparisons Could Mean Better Witness Identifications

    Compared with traditional lineup techniques, a series of two-faces-at-a-time choices led to more accurate identification by study witnesses.

    • 2 min
    Foxes Have Dined on Our Leftovers for 30,000 Years

    Foxes Have Dined on Our Leftovers for 30,000 Years

    An analysis of fox fossils found evidence that they scavenged from wolf and bear kills until Homo sapiens supplied plenty of horse and reindeer remains.

    • 2 min
    Mexico Caves Reveal Ancient Ocher Mining

    Mexico Caves Reveal Ancient Ocher Mining

    Now submerged caves in the Yucatán Peninsula contain remains of ocher-mining operations that date back at least 10,000 years.

    • 3 min

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