60-Second Science

Traffic Deaths Increase after 4:20 P.M. on 4/20

Dodany: 19 kwietnia 2018

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A look at a database of fatal traffic accidents found a 12 percent increase on the informal marijuana holiday 4/20 after 4:20 P.M. compared with nearby dates. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

NYC Mice Are Packed with Pathogens

Dodany: 19 kwietnia 2018

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Mice trapped in New York City apartment buildings harbored disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Mine Social Media Posts To Predict Flu

Dodany: 18 kwietnia 2018

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Researchers used Twitter searches for non-flu words associated with behavior to predict flu outbreaks two weeks in advance. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Planting Milkweed for Monarchs? Make Sure It's Native

Dodany: 17 kwietnia 2018

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Non-native milkweed species planted in the southern U.S. could harm monarch butterflies as temperatures rise. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Internet Needs A Tune-Up

Dodany: 14 kwietnia 2018

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Princeton University's Jennifer Rexford talks about optimizing the Internet for the uses it got drafted into performing. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Glacier Suddenly Goes Galloping

Dodany: 13 kwietnia 2018

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Researchers try to figure out why every 20 years a Pakistan glacier moves roughly 1,500 times faster. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Some Habitable Zone Exoplanets May Get X-Rayed Out

Dodany: 12 kwietnia 2018

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Red dwarfs are a popular place to hunt for small exoplanets in the habitable zone—but the stars' radiation bursts might fry chances for life as we know it. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read...

Some Habitable Zone Exoplanets May Get X-Rayed Out

Dodany: 12 kwietnia 2018

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Red dwarfs are a popular place to hunt for small exoplanets in the habitable zone—but the stars' radiation bursts might fry chances for life as we know it. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read...

Right Whales Seem to Think before They Speak

Dodany: 10 kwietnia 2018

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Rather than always making the same call in response to the same stimuli, North Atlantic right whales are capable of changing their vocalizations. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Old New England Underground May Be Spry after All

Dodany: 8 kwietnia 2018

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The U.S. Northeast may be more geologically active than was previously thought, according to a seismic sensor network. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Brain Scan Might Reveal Appetite for Risk

Dodany: 7 kwietnia 2018

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Volunteers willing to place riskier bets tended to sport larger amygdalas—a region associated with processing fear. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Neandertal Face Shape Was All Over the Air

Dodany: 4 kwietnia 2018

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The jutting midface of Neandertals seems to have evolved to help get large volumes of air into an active body that needed lots of oxygen. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Rev Up Photosynthesis to Boost Crop Yields

Dodany: 3 kwietnia 2018

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Photosynthesis actually is an inefficient process, but a biological chemist is trying to crank it up. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

13,000-Year-Old Footprints Under West Coast Beach

Dodany: 1 kwietnia 2018

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Several feet below a beach in British Columbia, archaeologists discovered soil trampled by human feet—the oldest footprints found so far in North America. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read...

Math Cracks a Knuckle-Cracking Mystery

Dodany: 29 marca 2018

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The source of knuckle cracking sounds is much debated—but new mathematical models may reconcile two opposing views. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Rotting Flesh Offers Insight on Fossilization

Dodany: 26 marca 2018

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To learn more about decay and fossilization, researchers conduct unorthodox experiments—like dissecting decomposing animals in the lab. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Ravens Crow with Individual Flair

Dodany: 24 marca 2018

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Ravens produce different types of calls depending on their age and sex—which might help ravens size up other individuals. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ravens Crow with Individual Flair

Dodany: 24 marca 2018

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Ravens produce different types of calls depending on their age and sex—which might help ravens size up other individuals. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

U.S. Flu Spread Counts On Southern Cold Snaps

Dodany: 21 marca 2018

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A multifactorial analysis finds that the ignition of a flu epidemic stems from a blast of colder weather striking an otherwise warm, humid, urban environment, and driving people indoors into...

U.S. Flu Spread Counts On Southern Cold Snaps

Dodany: 21 marca 2018

Odtwórz

A multifactorial analysis finds that the ignition of a flu epidemic stems from a blast of colder weather striking an otherwise warm, humid, urban environment, and driving people indoors into...