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60-Second Science

A Burned Redwood Forest Tells a Story of Climate Change, Past, Present and Future

Dodany: 23 listopada 2022

From the ashes of the giants of Big Basin Redwoods State Park arise a history of fire suppression and real questions about what happens to the forests in a drought-stricken West Coast going forward.

Antivirals Could Reduce Long COVID Risk, and How Well the New Boosters Work: COVID, Quickly Podcast, Episode 43

Dodany: 22 listopada 2022

In this new episode of our coronavirus podcast, we discuss a study that looked at the effects of Paxlovid on long COVID symptoms, and we also talk new bivalent boosters and immunity.

A Honeybee Swarm Has as Much Electric Charge as a Thundercloud

Dodany: 15 listopada 2022

New research shows that bees “buzz” in more than the way you might think.

These Punk Rock Penguins Have a Bizarre Breeding Strategy

Dodany: 11 listopada 2022

New Zealand's erect-crested penguin lays two eggs, but rejects the first one—the opposite of how most birds prioritize their offspring.

The Viral Triple Threat and Why You Need a Booster: COVID, Quickly, Episode 41

Dodany: 8 listopada 2022

COVID, flu and RSV are surging. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself.

What You Need to Know About Iran's Surveillance Tech

Dodany: 4 listopada 2022

Scientific American tech editor Sophie Bushwick explains how Iran is using surveillance tech against vulnerable citizens. [The above text is a transcript of this podcast.]

Delivering Equitable Lung Cancer Care [Sponsored]

Dodany: 28 października 2022

As recent advances improve the prospects of detecting and catching lung cancer early, a new challenge arises: how to ensure people worldwide, regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances,...

New Halloween 'Scariant' Variants and Boosting Your Immunity: COVID, Quickly, Episode 41

Dodany: 25 października 2022

In a new episode of the COVID, Quickly podcast, we talk about the variants that are likely to be around this winter and how boosters help even if you’ve already had the disease.

These Hawks Have Figured Out How to See the Bat in the Swarm

Dodany: 21 października 2022

New research shows that birds of prey attempting to grab a bat from a roiling mass of the flying mammals have developed a way to cope with the confusion.

Naps Not Needed to Make New Memories

Dodany: 14 października 2022

Rats kept awake after exploring novel objects remembered the original items but not where they’d seen those objects, raising interesting questions about human sleep.

How the Pandemic Shortened Life Expectancy and New Drugs on the Horizon: COVID, Quickly, Episode 40

Dodany: 11 października 2022

In this episode of the COVID, Quickly podcast, we talk about why we’ve had years shaved off our average collective life since 2020. Also, we talk about “mabs” and why you might want to know what...

Engineering the Treatment of Early-Stage Lung Cancer [SPONSORED]

Dodany: 7 października 2022

Early-stage lung cancers are not only difficult to diagnose—they’ve also proved difficult to curatively treat.

Rediscovered Red Wolf Genes May Help Conserve the Species

Dodany: 5 października 2022

A surprising new gene discovery in coyotes may help conserve the critically endangered wolf.

What the Disease Feels Like, and Presidents Can't End Pandemics: COVID, Quickly, Episode 39

Dodany: 27 września 2022

On this episode of the COVID, Quickly podcast, Josh Fischman gets COVID, and President Joe Biden says the pandemic is over.

These Spiders Use Their Webs like Huge, Silky Ears

Dodany: 23 września 2022

A study of orb-weaving spiders shows that the arachnids’ webs pick up a range of sounds—and that they are always “listening” for vibrations coming in over them.

Chewing Consumes a Surprising Amount of Energy

Dodany: 21 września 2022

Chomping on food takes so much energy that it shaped human evolution. Our ancestors spent many hours a day chewing, which may have shaped our teeth and jaws.

These Bats Buzz like Bees to Save Their Own Lives

Dodany: 16 września 2022

New research has discovered the first case of acoustic mimicry between a mammal and an insect—an acquired skill that could just save certain bats’ skin.

Unvaxxed Kids and 8 Days a Week (of Isolation): COVID, Quickly, Episode 38

Dodany: 13 września 2022

This is our second back-to-school special episode of COVID. Quickly. Today we talk about two big issues: the low vaccination rates among the littlest kids and how long you should quarantine after...

Listen to Images from the James Webb Space Telescope

Dodany: 9 września 2022

It turns out that making new views of the universe accessible to those with vision impairment has required some deep thought—and carefully chosen words.

These Tiny Pollinators Can Travel Surprisingly Huge Distances

Dodany: 7 września 2022

It turns out that hoverflies may fly hundreds or even thousands of miles—all to help pollinate our flowers and vegetables.