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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

    Pablo Escobar's Hippos Could Endanger Colombian Ecology

    Pablo Escobar's Hippos Could Endanger Colombian Ecology

    Hippos that escaped from drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s private zoo are reproducing in the wild. And with increasing numbers, they could threaten ecosystems.

    • 2 min
    Wasp Nests Help Date Aboriginal Art

    Wasp Nests Help Date Aboriginal Art

    Art created by Australian Aboriginal people used organic carbon-free pigments, but wasp nests above or below the art can be used for radiocarbon dating that supplies boundaries for the age of artworks.

    • 3 min
    Industrial Revolution Pollution Found in Himalayan Glacier

    Industrial Revolution Pollution Found in Himalayan Glacier

    Ice cores from a Tibetan glacier reveal the first deposits of industrial revolution pollution, starting in layers dated to about 1780.

    • 3 min
    Fight-or-Flight Nerves Make Mice Go Gray

    Fight-or-Flight Nerves Make Mice Go Gray

    A new study in mice concludes stress can cause gray hair—and credits overactive nerves with the change in hue. Karen Hopkin reports. 

    • 2 min
    Espresso May Be Better when Ground Coarser

    Espresso May Be Better when Ground Coarser

    A very fine grind can actually hamper espresso brewing, because particles may clump more than larger particles will.

    • 3 min
    Feral Dogs Respond to Human Hand Cues

    Feral Dogs Respond to Human Hand Cues

    Most feral dogs that did not run away from humans were able to respond to hand cues about the location of food—even without training.

    • 3 min

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