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60-Second Science

London Crawling with Drug-Resistant Microbes

Dodany: 3 sierpnia 2019

Nearly half of bacteria gathered in public settings around the city were resistant to two or more commonly used antibiotics, like penicillin and erythromycin. Christopher Intagliata reports. --...

Male Black Widows Poach Rivals' Approaches

Dodany: 2 sierpnia 2019

Mating is risky business for black widow males - so they hitchhike on the silk threads left by competitors to more quickly find a mate. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Babies Want Fair Leaders

Dodany: 31 lipca 2019

Babies as young as a year and a half want leaders to fix situations in which they see someone else being treated unfairly. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Parrots Are Making U.S. Home

Dodany: 31 lipca 2019

Released or escaped parrots are now living in most states and are breeding in at least 21 states. For some, it's a second chance at survival. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Science News Briefs from All Over

Dodany: 30 lipca 2019

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Guatemala to Australia, including one about the first recorded tornado in Nepal. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tourist Photos Help African Wildlife Census

Dodany: 26 lipca 2019

Photos snapped by safari tourists are a surprisingly accurate way to assess populations of African carnivores. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

For Ants, the Sky's the Compass

Dodany: 24 lipca 2019

Computer modeling revealed that insects with a celestial compass can likely determine direction down to just a couple degrees of error. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Why Two Moonships Were Better Than One

Dodany: 20 lipca 2019

Engineer John Houbolt pushed for a smaller ship to land on the lunar surface while the command module stayed in orbit around the moon. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

One Small Scoop, One Giant Impact for Mankind

Dodany: 20 lipca 2019

Just before Neil Armstrong climbed back into the lunar module, he scooped up a few last-minute soil samples--which upturned our understanding of planetary formation. Christopher Intagliata reports....

Investigating the Zombie Ant's "Death Grip"

Dodany: 19 lipca 2019

Researchers dissected the jaws of ants infected with the Ophiocordyceps fungus to determine how the fungus hijacks the ants' behavior. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Attractive Young Females May Have Justice Edge

Dodany: 16 lipca 2019

Youths rated as attractive were less likely to have negative encounters with the criminal justice system—but only if they were women. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Tobacco Plants Made To Produce Useful Compounds

Dodany: 15 lipca 2019

A proof-of-concept study got transgenic tobacco plants to make a useful enzyme in their chloroplasts, not nuclei, minimizing chances for transfer to other organisms. -- Read more on...

Rhinos and Their Gamekeepers Benefit from AI

Dodany: 12 lipca 2019

Starting in 2017, an artificial intelligence monitoring system at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa has been helping to protect rhinos and their caretakers. -- Read more on...

Backpack Harvests Energy as You Walk

Dodany: 11 lipca 2019

The pack produces a steady trickle of electricity from the swinging motion of your stuff. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Why Baseballs Are Flying in 2019

Dodany: 9 lipca 2019

An analysis of the 2019 edition of the Major League baseball points to reasons why it's leaving ballparks at a record rate. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Some Hot Dog Histology

Dodany: 4 lipca 2019

A lab analysis found that even an all-beef frankfurter had very little skeletal muscle, or 'meat.' So what’s in there? Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Mind and Body Benefit from Two Hours in Nature Each Week

Dodany: 2 lipca 2019

People who spent at least two hours outside—either all at once or totaled over several shorter visits—were more likely to report good health and psychological well-being. Jason G. Goldman... --...

Scientist Encourages Other Women Scientists to Make Themselves Heard

Dodany: 30 czerwca 2019

Geneticist Natalie Telis noticed few women asking questions at scientific conferences. So she publicized the problem and set about to make a change. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...

Male Bats Up Mating Odds With Mouth Morsels

Dodany: 28 czerwca 2019

Males that allow females to take food right out of their mouths are more likely to sire offspring with their dining companions. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Scientists Fool Flies with "Virtual Tastes"

Dodany: 27 czerwca 2019

By switching fruit flies' sensory neurons on and off with light, scientists were able to create the sensation of sweet or bitter tastes. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on...