60-Second Science

Seabird Feathers Reveal Less Resilient Ocean

Dodany: 16 lutego 2018

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By analyzing 130 years of seabird feathers, researchers determined that food webs are losing complexity in the Pacific—meaning less resilient ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read...

Beetle Liberation Due to Regurgitation

Dodany: 14 lutego 2018

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The bombardier beetle can spray its hot brew of toxic chemicals even after bring swallowed, to force a predator into vomiting it back out. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Old Trees Are Ecosystem Gold

Dodany: 13 lutego 2018

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David Lindenmayer of the Australian National University College of Science in Canberra says that older trees play outsized roles in maintaining landscapes and ecosystems. -- Read more on...

Boat Noise Means Fish Can't Learn Their Lessons

Dodany: 11 lutego 2018

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Damselfish had trouble learning to avoid predators, when that lesson was accompanied by a soundtrack of buzzing boat engines. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Woodpeckers Drum to their Own Tune

Dodany: 7 lutego 2018

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The length and spacing of woodpecker drum rolls varies enough to tell woodpeckers apart--which could be useful to conservation biologists. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Homebodies Economize on Energy Use

Dodany: 7 lutego 2018

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Today’s work-from-home, on-demand culture means more days at home—and translates into greater energy savings too. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Killer Whale Culture Revealed By Mimicking Us

Dodany: 3 lutego 2018

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Orcas can imitate calls from other whales and even human speech—suggesting they can transmit cultural practices, such as unique dialects. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Holiday Cheer Leads to Birth-Rate Spike

Dodany: 2 lutego 2018

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During feel-good holiday periods like Christmas and Eid-al-Fitr, romance strikes—leading to a boom in births nine months later. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ticks on Uptick Where Big Game Declines

Dodany: 1 lutego 2018

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Areas of Kenya without large wildlife saw tick populations rise as much as 370 percent—meaning more danger to humans. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Wildfires Spike Wine with Smoky Notes

Dodany: 31 stycznia 2018

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Chemists are working on ways for wildfire-affected winemakers to avoid creating smoky wines. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Lion Conservation Challenges Giraffe Protection

Dodany: 26 stycznia 2018

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Having lions and giraffes together in protected areas means far lower survival rates for juvenile giraffes. Jason Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Nobelist Crafts Light-Switchable Antibiotics

Dodany: 26 stycznia 2018

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Drugs modified by chemistry Nobel Laureate Ben Feringa can be turned on and off by light, which could help keep bacteria from developing antibiotic resistance. -- Read more on...

Catching Flu Also Boosts Heart Risk

Dodany: 25 stycznia 2018

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Researchers found a sixfold increase in heart attacks in patients in the week following a flu. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Worldwide Effort Says Together Science Can

Dodany: 23 stycznia 2018

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Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, talked about worldwide scientific collaboration today at the World Economic Forum. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Canada Geese Taking a Winter Staycation

Dodany: 22 stycznia 2018

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The geese are wintering further and further north, in urban areas like Chicago—which may help them avoid hunters. Emily Schwing reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Moon's Tug Doesn't Cause Big Quakes

Dodany: 20 stycznia 2018

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An analysis of more than 200 earthquakes over the past four centuries concludes there's no connection between moon phases and big earthquakes. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Social Media Helps ID Belch Source

Dodany: 19 stycznia 2018

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Surveillance of Yelp restaurant reviews for terms like vomit led researchers to the sources of foodborne illness outbreaks. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Salmonella Could Have Caused 16th-Century Epidemic

Dodany: 18 stycznia 2018

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Using a new algorithm, geneticists uncovered the pathogen that could have caused a massive epidemic in the Aztec empire: Salmonella bacteria. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Which Came First, the Proboscis or the Flower?

Dodany: 13 stycznia 2018

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A new fossil find reveals that the sucking tongue of butterflies—or proboscis—appears to have evolved before the emergence of flowers. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Which Came First: The Proboscis or the Flower?

Dodany: 13 stycznia 2018

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A new fossil find reveals that the sucking tongue of butterflies—or proboscis—appears to have evolved before the emergence of flowers. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...