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60-Second Science

Science Briefs from around the World

Dodany: 1 września 2020

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from Antarctica about how there’s something funny about penguin poop. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Alaska's Salmon are Shrinking

Dodany: 29 sierpnia 2020

Every year, Alaska’s big salmon runs feature smaller salmon—climate change and competition with farmed salmon may be to blame. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

End of 'Green Sahara' May Have Spurred a Megadrought in Southeast Asia

Dodany: 28 sierpnia 2020

That drought may have brought about societal shifts in the region 5,000 years ago. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

White Rhinos Eavesdrop to Know Who's Who

Dodany: 26 sierpnia 2020

The finding could potentially help wildlife managers keep better tabs on their herds. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Prehistoric Marine Reptile Died After A Giant Meal

Dodany: 22 sierpnia 2020

Researchers found extra bones within a 240-million-year-old ichthyosaur fossil—which they determined to be the ichthyosaur's last, possibly fatal, meal. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read...

Cows With Eye Images Keep Predators in Arrears

Dodany: 19 sierpnia 2020

Butterflies, fish and frogs sport rear end eyespots that reduce predation. Painting eye markings on cows similarly seems to ward off predators. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Warbler Species Fires Up Song Diversity

Dodany: 18 sierpnia 2020

Hermit warblers in California have developed 35 different song dialects, apparently as a result of wildfires temporarily driving them out of certain areas. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Why Lava Worlds Shine Brightly (It's Not the Lava)

Dodany: 13 sierpnia 2020

Scientists determined that “lava world” exoplanets do not derive their brightness from molten rock but possibly get it from reflective metallic clouds. Christopher Intagliata... -- Read more on...

Aardvarks Are Ailing amid Heat and Drought

Dodany: 12 sierpnia 2020

Climate change is expected to bring more frequent droughts and heat waves to Africa’s Kalahari Desert. And aardvarks might not be able to cope. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on...

The World's Highest-Dwelling Mammal Lives atop a Volcano

Dodany: 7 sierpnia 2020

Scientists spotted a mouse at the summit of Llullaillaco, a 22,000-foot-tall volcano on the border of Chile and Argentina. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Dampening of the Senses Is Linked to Dementia Risk

Dodany: 5 sierpnia 2020

A decline in smell was the sense loss most strongly associated with such risk in a recent study. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Translucent Frog Optics Dial In Camo Color

Dodany: 4 sierpnia 2020

Rather than undergoing active chameleon-like color changes, glass frogs' translucency allows light to bounce from their background through them--making their apparent color close to their...

Paired Comparisons Could Mean Better Witness Identifications

Dodany: 3 sierpnia 2020

Compared with traditional lineup techniques, a series of two-faces-at-a-time choices led to more accurate identification by study witnesses. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Foxes Have Dined on Our Leftovers for 30,000 Years

Dodany: 3 sierpnia 2020

Analysis of fox fossils found evidence that they scavenged from wolf and bear kills until H. sapiens supplied plenty of horse and reindeer remains. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Mexico Caves Reveal Ancient Ochre Mining

Dodany: 1 sierpnia 2020

Now-submerged caves in the Yucatán Peninsula contain remains of ochre mining operations that date back at least 10,000 years. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

In Bee Shortage, Bubbles Could Help Pollinate

Dodany: 28 lipca 2020

Soap bubbles are sticky enough to carry a pollen payload and delicate enough to land on flowers without harm. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Science News Briefs from Around the Planet

Dodany: 27 lipca 2020

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one about how a lizard population responded to hurricanes by on average developing larger and stickier toe pads. ...

Seismologists Find the World Quieted Down During Pandemic Lockdowns

Dodany: 26 lipca 2020

COVID-19-related lockdowns dampened human activity around the globe—giving seismologists a rare glimpse of Earth's quietest rumblings. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Old Art Offers Agriculture Info

Dodany: 24 lipca 2020

Art museums are filled with centuries-old paintings with details of plants that today give us clues about evolution and breeding practices. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How COVID-19 Decreases Weather Forecast Accuracy

Dodany: 23 lipca 2020

Meteorologists take advantage of weather data collected by commercial jetliners at difference altitudes and locations. Fewer flights means less data. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com