60-Second Science

Ships at Sea Stoke Lightning Strikes

Dodany: 18 października 2017

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Exhaust fumes from oceangoing vessels lead to an almost doubling of lightning activity over shipping lanes compared to adjacent areas of the sea. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Gamers Wanted to Attack Food Toxin

Dodany: 16 października 2017

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By playing the online game Foldit, players might help design an enzyme that can stop aflatoxins from making millions sick. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Even Jellyfish Need a Nap

Dodany: 14 października 2017

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Jellyfish exhibit signs of a sleep state, which could mean that sleep predates the evolutionary development of central nervous systems. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Squirrels Chunk Their Buried Treasure

Dodany: 13 października 2017

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Under certain circumstances squirrels will bury all of the same kind of nut near one another, a mnemonic strategy known as chunking. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Cougar Calls Get Big Bear Reactions

Dodany: 12 października 2017

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Black bears and cougars share the Vancouver countryside, but not happily. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Biometric Identifies You in a Heartbeat

Dodany: 7 października 2017

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Like fingerprints and facial recognition, the shape and beat of your heart can be used to verify your identity. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

When We Fly To Mars, Microbes Will Too

Dodany: 6 października 2017

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The microbes that live in and on our bodies will colonize a human-manned spacecraft to Mars—but will the spacecraft's microbiome be safe? Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Nobel in Chemistry for Seeing Biomolecules in Action

Dodany: 4 października 2017

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules...

Nobel in Physics for Detecting Gravitational Waves

Dodany: 3 października 2017

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The Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves". -- Read more on...

Nobel in Physiology or Medicine for Our Inner Clocks

Dodany: 2 października 2017

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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms. -- Read...

Electric Eels Increase Shock By Leaving Water

Dodany: 2 października 2017

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Submerged electric eels lose current to water, so they apparently leap into the air to minimize their contact with water and maximize their shock value. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...

Australian Bird Dips Its Dinner

Dodany: 30 września 2017

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A chance observation led researchers to add the Australian Magpie to the short list of birds that dunk their food in water before eating. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tsunami Sent Species on a Transoceanic Trip

Dodany: 28 września 2017

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The 2011 east Japan tsunami swept huge amounts of wreckage out to sea—and Japanese species hitchhiked across the Pacific on the debris. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

1 Sneeze, 1 Vote among African Wild Dogs

Dodany: 27 września 2017

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Individuals in packs of African wild dogs appear to sneeze to make their wishes known regarding when to get up and hunt. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

This Frog Can't Hear Its Own Calls

Dodany: 24 września 2017

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The frogs' calls are too high-pitched for the frog to detect, which may be an artifact of evolution. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Building a Better Mirror for Telescopes

Dodany: 22 września 2017

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More reflective telescope mirrors allow astronomers to capture more photons—and do more science. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Galaxies Far, Far Away Send Us Highest-Energy Cosmic Rays

Dodany: 21 września 2017

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A new study hints that the most energetic particles ever seen come from far beyond the Milky Way. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Springtime Now Arrives Earlier for Birds

Dodany: 21 września 2017

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A trove of scientific notes from the early 1900s suggests a warming climate is driving birds to migrate earlier to New York’s Mohonk Preserve. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on...

Springtime Now Arrives Earlier for Birds

Dodany: 21 września 2017

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A trove of scientific notes from the early 1900s suggests a warming climate is driving birds to migrate earlier to New York’s Mohonk Preserve. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on...

Warming Puts Squeeze on Ancient Trees

Dodany: 18 września 2017

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As temperatures rise, the tree line moves upslope. But ancient bristlecone pines are losing that upslope race to faster-colonizing neighbors. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...