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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

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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

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    • 4 min
    The 60-Second Podcast Takes a Short Break--But Wait, There's More

    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.

    • 3 min
    Is Your Phone Actually Draining Your Brain?

    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.

    • 6 min
    Why Your Dog Might Think You're a Bonehead

    Why Your Dog Might Think You're a Bonehead

    The verdict is in: female dogs actively evaluate human competence.

    • 3 min
    Alaska's Protective Sea Ice Wall Is Crumbling because of the Climate Crisis

    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.

    • 6 min
    It's the Bass That Makes Us Boogie

    It's the Bass That Makes Us Boogie

    Concertgoers danced more when music was supplemented with low-frequency bass tones.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

霖Linne ,

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.

Treckly ,

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.

MySpecialMess ,

Professional Information Scripted

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

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