60-Second Science
60-Second Science
Scientific American
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Beethoven's Unfinished 10th Symphony Brought to Life by Artificial Intelligence
Nearly 200 years after his death, the German composer’s musical scratch was pieced together by machine—with a lot of human help.
Oct 15
7 min
The Kavli Prize Presents: Understanding The Universe [Sponsored]
Ewine van Dishoeck received The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics in 2018 for elucidating the life cycle of interstellar clouds and the formation of stars and planets. What other mysteries of space are left to be uncovered?
Oct 14
6 min
A Canary in an Ice-Rich, Slumping Rock Glacier in Alaska
Here’s what we can learn about climate change and infrastructure from Denali National Park’s only road.
Oct 13
7 min
COVID Quickly, Episode 16: Vaccines Protect Pregnancies and a New Antiviral Pill
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American ’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential developments in the pandemic: from vaccines to new variants and everything in between. You can listen to all past episodes here .
Oct 8
5 min
The Mystery of Water Drops That Skate Across Oil at Impossible Speeds
The speed of these self-propelling droplets on a hot-oil surface seemed to defy physics until researchers broke out the super-slow-motion camera.
Oct 5
6 min
Night Flights Are No Sweat for Tropical Bees
New research uses night vision to see how nocturnal bees navigate the dark.
Oct 1
3 min
These Bacteria Steal from Iron and Could Be Secretly Helping to Curb Climate Change
Photoferrotrophs have been around for billions of years on Earth, and new research suggests that they have played an outsize roll in the natural capture of carbon dioxide.
Sep 28
2 min
COVID, Quickly, Episode 15: Booster Shot Approvals--plus Vaccines for Kids?
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American ’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential developments in the pandemic: from vaccines to new variants and everything in between. You can listen to all past episodes here .
Sep 24
7 min
Dinosaurs Lived--and Made Little Dinos--in the Arctic
New research shows that the prehistoric giants were even cooler than we thought
Sep 21
4 min
During a Rodent Quadrathlon, Researchers Learn That Ground Squirrels Have Personalities
The rodents’ personalities may help them to secure territory and avoid prey.
Sep 17
4 min
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