60-Second Science

You Gotta Scratch That Itch

Dodany: 19 grudnia 2018

A particular set of brain neurons may be behind registering itch and inducing us to scratch. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Join Blue Planet II Live-Tweet

Dodany: 14 grudnia 2018

Starting December 16, ocean scientists will live-tweet the BBC documentary series Blue Planet II, available via Netflix. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Big-Boned Chickens May Be Humans' Geologic Legacy

Dodany: 14 grudnia 2018

Millions of years from now, the geologic record of the "Anthropocene" will be littered with plastics, yes, but also chicken bones. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Ancient Marine Reptiles Had Familiar Gear

Dodany: 12 grudnia 2018

Ichthyosaurs had traits in common with turtles and modern marine mammals, like blubber and countershading camouflage. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Little Aphids Ride Big Ones To Safety

Dodany: 12 grudnia 2018

When trouble lurks, juvenile aphids drop off of the plants they're eating and hitch a ride on bigger aphid escapees. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Utah's Deserts Are Bee Hotspots 

Dodany: 9 grudnia 2018

The Trump administration is shrinking Utah's desert monuments, stripping some federal protections for wild pollinators. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Who's a Smart Dog?!

Dodany: 7 grudnia 2018

An estimate of dog intelligence requires looking at non-dogs as well to understand what's special to canines and what is just typical of the taxonomic groups they're in. -- Read more on...

Data Reveals Most Influential Movies

Dodany: 6 grudnia 2018

By analyzing the network connections between 47,000 films on IMDb, researchers found the most influential films ever made. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Blue Whales Have Changed Their Tune

Dodany: 1 grudnia 2018

In the last few decades, blue whale calls have been getting lower in pitch—and a rebound in their numbers may be the reason. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Smart Meters Speed Showers

Dodany: 27 listopada 2018

Smart meters on shower heads encouraged hotel guests to conserve—even though they personally saved no money. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Mars Mission Makes Clean Landing

Dodany: 26 listopada 2018

The sounds of the Mars InSight Mission control room during the tense minutes leading to the landing on the surface. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Do Wine Over Those Brussels Sprouts

Dodany: 22 listopada 2018

Taking a swig of red wine before eating Brussels sprouts appears to moderate Brussels sprouts' polarizing flavor. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Rains Bring a Microbial Massacre to Chilean Desert

Dodany: 20 listopada 2018

Freak heavy rainstorms in 2015 and 2017 wiped out many dry-adapted microbes in the Atacama Desert, useful info in the search for life off Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Consensual Hugs Seem To Reduce Stress

Dodany: 18 listopada 2018

People who had a conflict in a given day but also got hugged were not as affected by the negative interaction as were their unhugged counterparts. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

World's Largest Organism Faces Bleak Future

Dodany: 17 listopada 2018

The single organism that is the Utah aspen grove known as Pando is on the decline due to herbivores wiping out its youngest tree outgrowths. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

U.S. Immigrants Leave Country—and Microbes—Behind

Dodany: 15 listopada 2018

Immigrants to the U.S. lose their native mix of gut microbes almost immediately after arriving in the U.S.—which researchers can't quite explain. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Science News Briefs from All over

Dodany: 14 listopada 2018

A few very brief reports about international science and technology from Alaska to Indonesia, including one on offshore dairy farming from the Netherlands. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Babies And Chimps Share A Laugh

Dodany: 11 listopada 2018

Adult humans laugh primarily on the exhale, but human babies laugh on the inhale and the exhale—as do chimps. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Singing Fish Reveal Underwater Battles in the Amazon

Dodany: 9 listopada 2018

Researchers recorded piranha "honks" and catfish "screeches" in the Peruvian Amazon, which might illuminate fish activity in murky jungle waters. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Social Construct of Race Imposes Biology

Dodany: 8 listopada 2018

Anthropologist Jennifer Raff argues that race is culturally created, but has biological consequences. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com