60-Second Science

Software Sniffs Out Rat Squeaks

Dodany: 2 maja 2019

Algorithms learned to sift ultrasonic rat squeaks from other noise, which could help researchers who study rodents’ emotional states. Lucy Huang reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

New Model Aims to Solve Mystery of the Moon's Formation

Dodany: 1 maja 2019

Scientists propose that the moon could have formed when a Mars-sized object slammed into an Earth covered in magma seas. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Cats Recognize Their Names—but May Not Respond

Dodany: 30 kwietnia 2019

Felines move their ears, heads and tails more when they hear their names compared to when they hear similar words. Jim Daley reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Science News Briefs From All Over

Dodany: 27 kwietnia 2019

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Liberia to Hawaii, including one on the discovery in Northern Ireland of soil bacteria that stop the growth of some superbugs,......

Hurricane Maria Rain Amount Chances Boosted By Climate Change

Dodany: 26 kwietnia 2019

The likelihood of an event like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and of its massive precipitation, is five-fold higher in the climate of today than it would have been some 60 years ago. -- Read...

Harder-Working Snakes Pack Stronger Venom

Dodany: 26 kwietnia 2019

Snake venom toxicity depends on snake size, energy requirements and environmental dimensionality more than on prey size. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

River Dolphins Have a Wide Vocal Repertoire

Dodany: 25 kwietnia 2019

Freshwater dolphins are evolutionary relics, and their calls give clues to the origins of cetacean communication in general. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Honeybees Can Put Two and Two Together

Dodany: 24 kwietnia 2019

The tiny brain of a honeybee is apparently able to calculate small numbers' addition and subtraction. Annie Sneed reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

4/20 Traffic Accidents Claim Curbed

Dodany: 20 kwietnia 2019

A deeper data dive calls into question a 2018 study that found a spike in fatal traffic accidents apparently related to marijuana consumption on this date. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Hyena Society Stability Has Last Laugh

Dodany: 20 kwietnia 2019

Female hyenas keep their clans in line by virtue of their complex social networks. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Gluten-Free Restaurant Foods Are Often Mislabeled

Dodany: 19 kwietnia 2019

One in three gluten-free dishes tested at restaurants contained gluten—especially GF pizzas and pastas. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What Chickens Can Teach Hearing Researchers

Dodany: 18 kwietnia 2019

At an event honoring Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, neuroscientists James Hudspeth and Robert Fettiplace talked about the physiology of hearing and the possibility of restoring hearing loss. --...

Nobelist Says System of Science Offers Life Lessons

Dodany: 16 kwietnia 2019

At an event honoring Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, economist Paul Romer talked about how the social system of science offers hope for humanity and for how we can live with each other. -- Read...

Squeezed Potassium Atoms Straddle Liquid and Solid

Dodany: 13 kwietnia 2019

At extreme pressures, potassium atoms can be both liquid and solid at the same time, a phase of matter known as 'chain melt.' Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Urban Coyote Evolution Favors the Bold

Dodany: 12 kwietnia 2019

Coyotes become fearless around people in just a few generations—which isn’t good for their longterm co-existence with humans in cities. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on...

Computers Turn an Ear on New York City

Dodany: 11 kwietnia 2019

NYU’s “Sounds of New York City” project listens to the city—and then, with the help of citizen scientists, teaches machines to decode the soundscape. Jim Daley reports. -- Read more on...

Whitening Strips Alter Proteins in Teeth

Dodany: 9 kwietnia 2019

Hydrogen peroxide in whitening treatments penetrates enamel and dentin, and alters tooth proteins. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Infrared Light Offers A Cooler Way to Defrost

Dodany: 9 kwietnia 2019

Light tuned to a specific frequency warms ice more than water—which could come in handy for defrosting delicate biological samples. Adam Levy reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Spider Monkeys Optimize Jungle Acoustics

Dodany: 5 kwietnia 2019

The monkeys lower the pitch of their "whinnies" when they're far from the rest of their group, which might help the calls travel further through jungle foliage. Christopher Intagliata... -- Read...

Tennessee Whiskey Relies on Missing Ingredients

Dodany: 3 kwietnia 2019

Food chemists precisely measured how charcoal filtration contributes to Tennessee whiskey's smoother flavor. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com