60-Second Science

Seeing One Solar Eclipse May Not Be Enough

Dodany: 19 sierpnia 2017

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David Baron, author of the new book American Eclipse, talks about how seeing his first total solar eclipse turned him into an eclipse chaser. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Solar Eclipse in 1097 May Be Rock Carving Subject

Dodany: 19 sierpnia 2017

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A petroglyph spotted in Chaco Canyon may depict a total solar eclipse witnessed by the Pueblo people. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Social Media Sites Can Profile Your Contacts

Dodany: 18 sierpnia 2017

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Why you should think twice before you give an app access to your phone’s address book. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

"Textalyzer" Aims at Deadly Distracted Driving

Dodany: 15 sierpnia 2017

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A new device promises to tell police when a driver has been sending messages while behind the wheel, but is it legal? Larry Greenemeier reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Climate Change Fires Up Polar Bear Treadmill

Dodany: 11 sierpnia 2017

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Sea ice is drifting faster in the Arctic—which means polar bears need to walk farther to stay in their native range. Emily Schwing reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

No Bull: Lizards Flee When They See Red

Dodany: 9 sierpnia 2017

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Western fence lizards are more spooked by red and gray shirts than they are by blue ones—perhaps because the males have blue bellies themselves. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Celebrities Tweet Like Bots

Dodany: 6 sierpnia 2017

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Celebrity Twitter accounts look a lot like Twitter bots: They tweet regularly, follow relatively few people, and upload a lot of content. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Cold Snap Shapes Lizard Survivors

Dodany: 3 sierpnia 2017

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An epic bout of cold weather quickly altered a population of lizards—an example of natural selection in action. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Mediterranean Diet Works--for Upper Crust

Dodany: 2 sierpnia 2017

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Italians who stuck closely to the heart-healthy diet had fewer heart attacks and strokes—but only if they were well-off and/or college educated. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Screams Heard Round the Animal World

Dodany: 1 sierpnia 2017

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Humans appear well equipped to recognize the alarm calls of other animals—perhaps because sounds of distress tend to have higher frequencies. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on...

This Caterpillar Whistles While It Irks

Dodany: 28 lipca 2017

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The North American walnut sphinx caterpillar produces a whistle that sounds just like a songbird's alarm call--and the whistle seems to startle birds. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more...

To Buy Happiness, Spend Money on Saving Time

Dodany: 27 lipca 2017

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Volunteers who used money to save themselves time were more content than volunteers who purchased themselves physical stuff. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Bacteria Can Be Resistant To Brand New Antibiotics

Dodany: 25 lipca 2017

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Exposure to existing antibiotics can imbue infectious bacteria with resistance that also kicks in against new drugs related to the originals. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Teaching Computers to Enjoy the View

Dodany: 20 lipca 2017

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Researchers in the U.K. trained computers to rate photos of parks and cities for what humans consider to be their scenic beauty. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Flying through a Corpse's Clues

Dodany: 18 lipca 2017

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Forensic entomologists can chemically analyze fly eggs from a corpse, which might speed up detective work. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Old Records Help Resurrect Historic Quake

Dodany: 15 lipca 2017

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Century-old records found in Puerto Rico helped reconstruct the damage caused there by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake—and could help disaster experts plan for the next big one. Julia Rosen... -- Read...

This Cell Phone Needs No Battery

Dodany: 12 lipca 2017

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An experimental cell phone works by absorbing and reflecting radio waves—meaning it's incredibly energy efficient and needs no battery. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Bacteria Might Share the Blame for Eczema

Dodany: 7 lipca 2017

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In patients with severe eczema, Staphylococcus aureus strains dominated the skin microbe population—suggesting that certain types of bacteria could worsen eczema flares. Christopher Intagliata... ...

Franklin's Lightning Rod Served Political Ends

Dodany: 4 lipca 2017

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Whether lightning rods should have rounded or pointy ends became a point of contention between rebellious Americans and King George III. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Heat Will Hit America's Poorest Worst

Dodany: 30 czerwca 2017

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Economists calculate that each degree Celsius of warming will dock the U.S. economy by 1.2 percent--and increase the divide between rich and poor. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...