60-Second Science

Super Bowl Snacks Need These Exercise Equivalents

Dodany: 5 lutego 2017

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Charles Platkin, Director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, published tips on what it would take to burn off the calories we typically consume during the Super Bowl. --...

The Arctic's Anti-Snowball Snowball Effect

Dodany: 2 lutego 2017

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Arctic heat waves melt sea ice, which promotes more warming and even more ice loss. In other words, it’s a snowball effect—or in this case, an anti-snowball effect. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read...

Widening the Suez Canal Ushers In Underwater Invaders

Dodany: 1 lutego 2017

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Nomadic jellyfish and poisonous puffer fish are the poster children of an invasion of non-native species into the Mediterranean, with environmental and economic costs. Christopher Intagliata...

Hawaiian Crows Ready for the Call of the Wild

Dodany: 31 stycznia 2017

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The critically endangered birds have done well in captive breeding, meaning they may be ready once more for wild living, and the repertoire of calls associated with it. Jason G. Goldman reports. ...

A Humble Fish with A Colorful Edge

Dodany: 28 stycznia 2017

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The cichlid, a small fish, has one of the most incredible visual systems known--which allows it to adapt to differently colored environments. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on...

LSD's Long, Strange Trip Explained

Dodany: 26 stycznia 2017

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When LSD binds to serotonin receptors, it pulls a "lid" closed behind it, locking it in place for hours, and explaining its long-lasting effects. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Umbrellas Plus Sunscreen Best Bet to Beat Burns

Dodany: 26 stycznia 2017

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Sunscreen or beach umbrellas alone were unable to completely prevent sunburns—so researchers suggest combining the methods instead. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Ants Use Celestial Cues to Travel in Reverse

Dodany: 24 stycznia 2017

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The six-legged savants appear to use celestial cues and three forms of memory, as they blaze a trail back to the nest. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

High-Sugar Diet Makes Flies Drop Like...Flies

Dodany: 24 stycznia 2017

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A study examines the effects of a high-sugar diet on the life spans of fruit flies. Another studies how the flies’ appetite-suppressing pathways may be similar to ours. Karen Hopkin... -- Read...

Pesticide Additive Could Be One Culprit in Bee Deaths

Dodany: 21 stycznia 2017

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A common pesticide additive, known as an 'inert' ingredient, could be one of the causes of the die-offs beekeepers have observed in their hives. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Knot Not Easy to Knot

Dodany: 19 stycznia 2017

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Chemists have synthesized the most complex molecular knot ever, using a strand just 192 atoms long. The advance could lead to new tougher materials. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Bat Chatter Is More Than a Cry in the Dark

Dodany: 14 stycznia 2017

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Using algorithms developed for human speech recognition, researchers decoded which bats in an experimental colony were arguing with each other, and what they were arguing about. Christopher... --...

Bird Feeders Attract Bird Eaters, Too

Dodany: 13 stycznia 2017

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Some predators are attracted to the food in bird feeders, and end up targeting nestlings, too. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Adult Daughter Orcas May Trigger Moms' Menopause

Dodany: 12 stycznia 2017

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Competition between older female orcas and their adult daughters when they can breed simultaneously may cause the matriarch to enter menopause. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Climate Cycles Could Have Carved Canyons on Mars

Dodany: 12 stycznia 2017

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Researchers think Mars may have experienced a series of climate cycles, which etched the planet’s surface with river valleys and lake basins. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on...

Hair Cells Could Heal Skin Sans Scars

Dodany: 7 stycznia 2017

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Hair follicles appear to be key in reprogramming other cells in the wound, restoring the original skin architecture, instead of simply scarring. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Concrete Defects Could Become Strengths

Dodany: 5 stycznia 2017

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By optimizing the imperfections in concrete, manufacturers could make the material tougher and stronger—allowing builders to use less of it. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Zika Linked to a Variety of Birth Defects

Dodany: 4 stycznia 2017

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Zika virus infection during pregnancy appears to cause a range of birth defects, such as joint, eye and ear abnormalities, in addition to microcephaly. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

When Dining For Trillions, Eat Wisely

Dodany: 30 grudnia 2016

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What you ate in the past can shape the diversity of your gut flora, and affect how well your gut microbes respond to new foods. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Weakest Piglets May Sneak Help From Strongest Siblings

Dodany: 29 grudnia 2016

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If a weak piglet positions itself next to a strong sibling while feeding, it may get some extra nutrition from inadvertently stimulated mammary glands. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...