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60-Second Science

River Ecosystem Restoration Can Mean Just Add Water

Dodany: 21 października 2020

Planners returned water to Arizona's Santa Cruz River's dry bed in 2019, and various species began showing up the same day. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

3000-Year-Old Orbs Provide A Glimpse of Ancient Sport

Dodany: 19 października 2020

Researchers say three ancient leather balls, dug up from the tombs of horsemen in northwestern China, are the oldest such specimens from Europe or Asia. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read...

Humans Make Wild Animals Less Wary

Dodany: 16 października 2020

From mammals to mollusks, animals living among humans lose their antipredator behaviors. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Play Helped Dogs Be Our Best Friends

Dodany: 13 października 2020

The ancestors of today’s dogs already exhibited some playfulness, which became a key trait during domestication. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Neanderthal DNA May Be COVID Risk

Dodany: 11 października 2020

A stretch of Neanderthal DNA has been associated with some cases of severe COVID-19, but it's unclear how much a risk it poses. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Nobelist Talks CRISPR Uses

Dodany: 9 października 2020

New chemistry Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna talks about various applications of the gene editing tool CRISPR. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Blue Whale Song Timing Reveals Time to Go

Dodany: 8 października 2020

Blue whales off the California coast sing at night until it's time to start migrating when they switch to daytime song. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

New Nobel Laureate Talks Today's Virology

Dodany: 6 października 2020

Charles Rice, who today shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus, talked about how rapidly research now occurs compared with his early work. --...

Greenland Is Melting Faster Than Any Time in Past 12,000 Years

Dodany: 4 października 2020

Researchers determined that Greenland is on track to lose more ice this century than during any of the previous 120 centuries. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Greenland Melting Fastest Any Time in Last 12,000 Years

Dodany: 4 października 2020

Researchers determined that Greenland is on track to lose more ice this century than during any of the previous 120 centuries. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Sloths Slowly Cavort by Day Now

Dodany: 3 października 2020

The disappearance of their predators in a disturbed ecosystem has turned Atlantic forest sloths from night creatures to day adventurers. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Sloths Slowly Cavort By Day Now

Dodany: 3 października 2020

The disappearance of their predators in a disturbed ecosystem has turned Atlantic forest sloths from night creatures to day adventurers. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Dinosaurs Got Cancer Too

Dodany: 29 września 2020

Researchers seeking evidence for cancer in dinosaurs found it in a collection of bones at an Alberta paleontology museum. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Fluttering Feathers Could Spawn New Species

Dodany: 25 września 2020

Fork-tailed flycatchers make a fluttering sound with their wings—but separate subspecies have different “dialects” of fluttering. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Science News from around the World

Dodany: 22 września 2020

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from Israel about what DNA reveals about the Dead Sea Scrolls’ parchment. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

These Small Mammals Snort to a Different Tune

Dodany: 18 września 2020

Hyraxes, which live in Africa and the Middle East, punctuate their songs with snorts. And the snorts appear to reflect the animals’ emotional state. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on...

Ice Age Temperatures Help Predict Future Warming

Dodany: 17 września 2020

Scientists determined that temperatures were 11 degrees cooler during the last ice age—and that finding has implications for modern-day warming. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on...

High-Elevation Hummingbirds Evolved a Temperature Trick

Dodany: 15 września 2020

Hummingbirds in the Peruvian Andes enter a state of torpor at night to conserve energy, dipping their body temperatures to as low as 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read...

Why Pet Pigs Are More like Wolves Than Dogs

Dodany: 14 września 2020

Given an impossible task, a dog will ask a human for help, but a wolf will not seek help—and neither will a pet pig. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Bricks Can Be Turned Into Batteries

Dodany: 10 września 2020

Pumping cheap iron-oxide-rich red bricks with specific vapors that form polymers enables the bricks to become electrical charge storage devices. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com