60-Second Science

Human Diet Drugs Kill Mosquitoes' Appetite Too

Dodany: 16 lutego 2019

When researchers fed mosquitoes a drug used to treat people for obesity, the insects were less interested in hunting for their next human meal ticket. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on...

Grazing Deer Alter Forest Acoustics

Dodany: 16 lutego 2019

Deer populations have exploded in North American woodlands, changing forest ecology—and how sounds, like birdsong, travel through the trees. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Elephant Weight Cycles with New Teeth

Dodany: 15 lutego 2019

Elephants have six sets of teeth over their lives, sometimes two sets at once. At those times, they can extract more nutrition from food and put on weight. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Finally Over for Mars Rover

Dodany: 13 lutego 2019

The rover Opportunity has called it quits after working for more than 14 years on Mars. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Our Brains Really Remember Some Pop Music

Dodany: 12 lutego 2019

Although millennials' memory of recent pop tunes drops quickly, their ability to identify top hits from the 1960s through 1990s remains moderately high. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read...

Biologists Track Tweets to Monitor Birds

Dodany: 9 lutego 2019

Conservation biologists can track the whereabouts of endangered species by the sounds they make, avoiding cumbersome trackers and tags. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Desalination Could Cause Ecological Sea Change

Dodany: 7 lutego 2019

An environmental assessment of the nation's largest desalination plant finds mixed results. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Different Humpback Whale Groups Meet to Jam

Dodany: 7 lutego 2019

Humpback populations from the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet up south of Africa and trade song stylings. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Targeting Certain Brain Cells Can Switch Off Pain

Dodany: 5 lutego 2019

By turning off certain brain cells, researchers were able to make mice sense painful stimuli—but not the associated discomfort. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Neandertal Spears Were Surprisingly Deadly

Dodany: 31 stycznia 2019

Javelin throwers chucking replicas of Neandertal spears were able to hit targets farther away, and with greater force than previously thought to be possible. Christopher Intagliata reports. --...

"Rectenna" Converts Wi-Fi to Electricity

Dodany: 30 stycznia 2019

Researchers built a small, flexible device that harvests wi-fi, bluetooth and cellular signals, and turns them into DC electricity. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Science News Briefs from the World Over

Dodany: 29 stycznia 2019

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Papua New Guinea to Kazakhstan, including one on the slow slide of Mount Etna in Italy. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Cod Could Cope with Constrained Climate Change

Dodany: 28 stycznia 2019

Cod egg survival stays high with limited warming, but plummets when the temperature rises a few degrees Celsius in their current spawning grounds. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Intimate Hermit Crab Keeps Shell On

Dodany: 26 stycznia 2019

A species of hermit crab appears to have evolved a large penis to enable intercourse without leaving, and thus possibly losing, its adopted shell. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ecologists Eavesdrop with Bioacoustics

Dodany: 24 stycznia 2019

By coupling audio recordings with satellite data and camera traps, ecologists can keep their eyes—and ears—on protected tropical forests. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Saturn's Blingy Rings Are a Recent Upgrade

Dodany: 24 stycznia 2019

Though Saturn formed about 4.5 billion years ago, its rings were added relatively recently—only 100 million to 10 million years ago. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Do-Gooders Should Survey Communities First

Dodany: 23 stycznia 2019

Detroit residents declined an offer of free street trees—but were more willing to accept them if they had a say in the type of tree. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Viewing This Weekend's Lunar Eclipse

Dodany: 19 stycznia 2019

A total lunar eclipse will grace the skies this Sunday, January 20th—and it may or may not be red. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

"<i>Mona Lisa</i> Effect" Not True for <i>Mona Lisa</i>

Dodany: 18 stycznia 2019

The Mona Lisa effect is the illusion that the subject of a painting follows you with her gaze, despite where you stand. But da Vinci's famous painting doesn't have that quality. Christopher... --...

Ants Stick to Cliques to Dodge Disease

Dodany: 17 stycznia 2019

Ants infected with fungal pathogens steer clear of other cliques within the colony—avoiding wider infection, and allowing for a sort of immunity. Lucy Huang reports. -- Read more on...