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The 60-Second Podcast Takes a Short Break--But Wait, There's More
Scientific American ’s short-form podcast has been going for 16 years, three months and seven days, counting today. But it’s time for us to evolve.
Is Your Phone Actually Draining Your Brain?
A new study puts the “brain drain hypothesis”—the idea that just having a phone next to you impacts your cognition—to the test to see if the science passes muster.
Why Your Dog Might Think You're a Bonehead
The verdict is in: female dogs actively evaluate human competence.
Alaska's Protective Sea Ice Wall Is Crumbling because of the Climate Crisis
A massive storm slammed into Alaska’s western coast, and there was no ice to stop it.
It's the Bass That Makes Us Boogie
Concertgoers danced more when music was supplemented with low-frequency bass tones.
How Vaccines Saved Money and Lives and China's Zero-COVID Protests: COVID, Quickly Podcast, Episode 44
Vaccines saved New York City billions of dollars, and China faces public fury over its strict virus-control policies.
love it since 2018
When I was an ordinary college student, I want to practice my English skills, someone at quora recommended this podcast, then I got a lot from this program. Now is 2022, 4 years later, although I didn’t listen to it everyday, it is still useful for me. And I’m going to learning in Canada in September, as a student whose native language is not English, I think I will love it forever.
Could be better
I finally unsubscribed to this podcast after many years. Very poor audio engineering. Guest audio is often too soft or outright unintelligible - some of that stems from choosing to have foreign guests with a heavy accent talk. Also too much liberal bias. It's gotten better since a certain someone has left office but you still hear left wing claims being made without counterpoints offered.
Professional Information Scripted
Perfect short news stories for those wanting to stay up to date without reading every technology magazine and news paper.