60-Second Science
60-Second Science
Scientific American
Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
To Fight Climate Change: Grow a Floating Forest, Then Sink It
A fast-growing front in the battle against climate change is focused on developing green technologies aimed at reducing humankind’s carbon footprint, but many scientists say simply reducing emissions is no longer enough. We have to find new ways to suck carbon out of the atmosphere. A Maine start-up is looking to raise a sinkable carbon-capturing forest in the open ocean.
Apr 12
5 min
COVID, Quickly, Episode 4: The Virtual Vaccine Line and Shots for Kids
Today we bring you the fourth episode in a new 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.
Apr 9
5 min
Big Physics News: The Muon g-2 Experiment Explained
Particles called muons are behaving weirdly, and that could mean a huge discovery.
Apr 7
7 min
Boston's Pigeons Coo, 'Wicked'; New York's Birds Coo, 'Fuhgeddaboudit'
The two cities’ rock doves are genetically distinct, research shows.
Apr 5
3 min
Imperiled Freshwater Turtles Are Eating Plastics--Science Is Just Revealing the Threat
We know a lot about how sea turtles are threatened by our trash, but new research has just uncovered an underreported threat hiding inside lakes and rivers.
Mar 31
5 min
COVID, Quickly, Episode 3: Vaccine Inequality--plus Your Body the Variant Fighter
Today we bring you the third episode in a new 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.
Mar 26
5 min
Using Dragonflies as Contamination Detectors
By collecting the larvae of the fast flyers, researchers have turned the insects into “biosentinels” that can track mercury pollution across the country. Berly McCoy reports. 
Mar 24
2 min
Smartphones Can Hear the Shape of Your Door Keys
Can you pick a lock with just a smartphone? New research shows that doing so is possible.
Mar 18
3 min
Chimpanzees Show Altruism while Gathering around the Juice Fountain
New research tries to tease out whether our closest animal relatives can be selfless
Mar 16
4 min
Podcast Feed Drop: Introducing Powered by Audio [Sponsored]
This is a podcast about sound. Host Randi Zuckerberg discovers the stories behind the sounds we hear everyday … sounds that inform, entertain, educate, get our attention, influence our behavior, and save our lives. Join host Randi Zuckerberg and her guests as they explore how audio shapes our experience and how pioneers are creating the sound of the future. Powered by Audio is supported by EPOS. For more information about how EPOS is unleashing human potential by perfecting audio experiences, visit  https://eposaudio.com This podcast is brought to you by Scientific American Custom Media.
Mar 15
8 min
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