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Leading science journalists cover some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a deeper audio dive you can subscribe to Science Talk. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

    COVID Quickly, Episode 20: The Omicron Scare, and Anti-COVID Pills Are Coming

    COVID Quickly, Episode 20: The Omicron Scare, and Anti-COVID Pills Are Coming

    Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American ’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential developments in the pandemic: from vaccines to new variants and everything in between.
    You can listen to all past episodes here .

    • 6 min
    To Better Persuade a Human, a Robot Should Use This Trick

    To Better Persuade a Human, a Robot Should Use This Trick

    A new study finds that, for robots, overlords are less persuasive than peers.

    • 12 min
    Redo of a Famous Experiment on the Origins of Life Reveals Critical Detail Missed for Decades

    Redo of a Famous Experiment on the Origins of Life Reveals Critical Detail Missed for Decades

    The Miller-Urey experiment showed that the conditions of early Earth could be simulated in a glass flask. New research finds the flask itself played an under appreciated, though outsized role.

    • 5 min
    COVID Quickly, Episode 19: Mandate Roadblocks, Boosters for All and Sickness in the Zoo

    COVID Quickly, Episode 19: Mandate Roadblocks, Boosters for All and Sickness in the Zoo

    Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American ’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential developments in the pandemic: from vaccines to new variants and everything in between.
    You can listen to all past episodes here .

    • 9 min
    Flocking Together May Have Helped Dinosaurs Dominate the Earth

    Flocking Together May Have Helped Dinosaurs Dominate the Earth

    A fossil bed in Patagonia provides evidence of complex social structure in dinosaurs as early as 193 million years ago. And scientists say that herding behavior could have been key to the beasts’ success.

    • 2 min
    Engineered Bacteria Use Air Bubbles as Acoustically Detonated Tumor TNT

    Engineered Bacteria Use Air Bubbles as Acoustically Detonated Tumor TNT

    Ultrasound triggered cells home in on tumors and then self destruct to deliver damage or therapeutics from inside.

    • 8 min

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