60-Second Science

Gut Microbes Help Keep Starved Flies Fecund

Dodany: 27 kwietnia 2017


Microbes living in the guts of fruit flies appear to influence the flies' food choice—and promote egg production, even under a nutrient-poor diet. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Selective Breeding Molds Foxes into Pets

Dodany: 26 kwietnia 2017


Evolutionary biologist Lee Dugatkin talks about the six-decade Siberian experiment with foxes that has revealed details about domestication in general. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...

Why One Researcher Marched For Science

Dodany: 22 kwietnia 2017


Lisa Klein, from the materials science and engineering department at Rutgers University, commented on the March For Science at an April 21st talk to the chemistry department at Lehman College in...

Healthy Behavior Can Spread Like Illness

Dodany: 20 kwietnia 2017


If people run more in New York City, that can push their socially connected counterparts in San Diego to run more as well. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...

Climate 420 Million Years Ago Poised for Comeback

Dodany: 20 kwietnia 2017


Starting in the next century, atmospheric carbon levels could begin to approach those of hundreds of millions of years ago, and have their warming effect augmented by a brighter sun. -- Read more...

Traces of Genetic Trauma Can Be Tweaked

Dodany: 15 kwietnia 2017


Trauma can be passed down to offspring due to epigenetic changes in DNA. But positive experiences seem able to correct that. Erika Beras reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Species Split When Mountains Rise

Dodany: 14 kwietnia 2017


Plant species in China's Hengduan Mountains exploded in diversity eight million years ago—right when the mountains were built. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Shoelace Study Untangles a Knotty Problem

Dodany: 13 kwietnia 2017


Researchers have trotted out data that show a combination of whipping and stomping forces is what causes laces to unravel without warning. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on...

World Parkinson's Day Puts Spotlight on Condition

Dodany: 11 kwietnia 2017


Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research CEO Todd Sherer, a neuroscientist, talks about the state of Parkinson's Disease and research. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Cave Dwellers Battled Bed Bug Bites, Too

Dodany: 6 kwietnia 2017


Researchers have found the earliest evidence of bugs in the Cimex genus co-habitating with humans, in Oregon's Paisley Caves. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Extreme Storms are Extreme Eroders

Dodany: 5 kwietnia 2017


The storm that swept across the Rockies in September 2013 unleashed huge amounts of sediment downstream, doing the work of a century of erosion. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on...

Spiders Gobble Gargantuan Numbers of Tiny Prey

Dodany: 4 kwietnia 2017


The low-end estimate for how much the world's spiders eat is some 400 million tons of mostly insects and springtails. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Your Cat Thinks You're Cool

Dodany: 29 marca 2017


A study of house cats and shelter cats found that the felines actually tended to choose human company over treats or toys. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Exoplanets Make Life Conversation Livelier

Dodany: 25 marca 2017


Astronomer Caleb Scharf weighs what ever more exoplanets mean in the search for extraterrestrial life. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Bring Bronx Zoo To Your Living Room

Dodany: 24 marca 2017


Animal Planet's series The Zoo shows viewers the biological, veterinary and conservation science at a modern zoo. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

UV Rays Strip Small Galaxies of Star Stuff

Dodany: 23 marca 2017


Researchers measured the intensity of the universe's ultraviolet background radiation, and say it may be strong enough to strip small galaxies of star-forming gas. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

Aggressed-Upon Monkeys Take Revenge on Aggressor's Cronies

Dodany: 22 marca 2017


Japanese macaques at the receiving end of aggression tend to then take it out on a close associate or family member of the original aggressor. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Chaotic Orbits Could Cause Catastrophic Collision

Dodany: 21 marca 2017


Researchers used ancient climate cycles to confirm the solar system’s chaotic planetary orbits. An Earth-Mars collision is one distant outcome. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on...

Pollinators Shape Plants to Their Preference

Dodany: 17 marca 2017


In fewer than a dozen generations bumblebee-pollinated plants were coaxed to develop traits that made them even more pleasing to the bees. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Low Biodiversity Brings Earlier Bloom

Dodany: 15 marca 2017


For every two species lost in a grassland, the remaining flowers there bloomed a day earlier--on par with changes due to rising global temperatures. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...