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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 21: Colds Build COVID Immunity, and the Omicron Vaccine Delay

    COVID Quickly, Episode 21: Colds Build COVID Immunity, and the Omicron Vaccine Delay

    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 .

    • 7 min
    The Surprising Physics of Finger Snapping

    The Surprising Physics of Finger Snapping

    You might not think that you can generate more body acceleration than a big-league baseball pitcher, but new research shows you can.

    • 5 min
    Salvador Dali's Creative Secret Is Backed by Science

    Salvador Dali's Creative Secret Is Backed by Science

    The painter described falling into the briefest of slumbers to refresh his mind. Now scientists have shown the method is effective at inducing creativity.

    • 3 min
    A Growing Force of Fiery Zombies Threatens Cold Northern Forests

    A Growing Force of Fiery Zombies Threatens Cold Northern Forests

    Wildfires, appearing dead in winter, are actually smoldering and then bouncing back to life in spring to consume increasingly more land in the Far North.

    • 10 min
    Listen to This New Podcast: Lost Women of Science

    Listen to This New Podcast: Lost Women of Science

    A new podcast is on a mission to retrieve unsung female scientists from oblivion.

    • 4 min
    Canary Islands Eruption Resets Volcano Forecasts

    Canary Islands Eruption Resets Volcano Forecasts

    A volcanologist says the eruption on the island of La Palma is a unique window into the “personality” of basaltic volcanoes.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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1.1K Ratings

Shel Lynn ,

A few interesting episodes, but COVID-19 updates = yeah!

Every once in a while I found an interesting episode. I like that these are short. But the most benefit I feel like in from listening to these is the two week update of Covid information! That is great & easy to share!

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Perfect short news stories for those wanting to stay up to date without reading every technology magazine and news paper.

Abigail 82 ,

Get a better audio engineer!

I like the short little interesting science tidbits (when they are actually short. Some of the episodes drag on!) But the audio needs better editing. Guests are always too soft, and the music is too loud. Normalize and compress your audio so we don’t have to turn the volume up and down and up and down!

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