300 episodes

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

60-Second Science Scientific American

    • Science
    • 4.3, 3 Ratings

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

    Science News Briefs from All Over

    Science News Briefs from All Over

    Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the planet, including one about an incredibly well-preserved horned lark ( Eremophila alpestris ), like the one pictured, that lived 46,000 years ago.

    • 1 min
    Colorful Corals Beat Bleaching

    Colorful Corals Beat Bleaching

    Exposed to mildly warmer waters, some corals turn neon instead of bleaching white. The dramatic colors may help coax symbiotic algae back. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

    • 2 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Science

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Scientific American