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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

Latest Episodes

Certain ZIP Codes Pick Losers

People in certain ZIP codes are more likely to purchase products that flop, buy homes that are poor investments, and pick political candidates who lose. Christopher Intagliata reports.

2 MIN12 h ago
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Certain ZIP Codes Pick Losers

Linguists Hear An Accent Begin

Residents of an overwintering station in Antarctica provided linguists with evidence of the first small changes in speech that may signal the development of a new accent.

3 MIN1 d ago
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Linguists Hear An Accent Begin

Romans Would Roam for Wood

Archaeologists unearthed wood from a Roman villa when digging Rome’s subway—and scientists determined the planks came all the way from France. Christopher Intagliata reports.

1 MIN2 d ago
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Romans Would Roam for Wood

When the Bellbird Calls, You Know It

The white bellbird of the Amazon may be the loudest bird in the world.

2 MIN3 d ago
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When the Bellbird Calls, You Know It

Fishy Trick Lures Life Back to Coral Reefs

Playing the sounds of a healthy reef near damaged corals may help bring the fish community back. Christopher Intagliata reports.

1 MIN1 w ago
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Fishy Trick Lures Life Back to Coral Reefs

Rain Forest Dwellers and Urbanites Have Consistently Different Microbiomes

A study done in South America found that with increasing population density, humans had more diversity of fungi on the skin but less microbial diversity in the gut.

2 MIN1 w ago
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Rain Forest Dwellers and Urbanites Have Consistently Different Microbiomes

Internet Cables Could Also Measure Quakes

The fiber-optic cables that connect the global Internet could potentially be used as seismic sensors. Christopher Intagliata reports.

1 MIN1 w ago
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Internet Cables Could Also Measure Quakes

Science News Briefs from All Over

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Mexico to Tanzania, including one about the need to quarantine bananas in Colombia that are potentially infected by a fungus.

1 MIN1 w ago
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Science News Briefs from All Over

Subtle Ancient Footprints Come to Light

Ground-penetrating radar can detect tiny density differences that lead to images of ancient footprints impossible to discern by eye.

1 MIN1 w ago
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Subtle Ancient Footprints Come to Light

Ancient Rock Art Got a Boost From Bacteria

Indigenous artists in what’s now British Columbia created pigments by cooking aquatic bacteria. Christopher Intagliata reports.

2 MIN2 w ago
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Ancient Rock Art Got a Boost From Bacteria

Latest Episodes

Certain ZIP Codes Pick Losers

People in certain ZIP codes are more likely to purchase products that flop, buy homes that are poor investments, and pick political candidates who lose. Christopher Intagliata reports.

2 MIN12 h ago
Comments
Certain ZIP Codes Pick Losers

Linguists Hear An Accent Begin

Residents of an overwintering station in Antarctica provided linguists with evidence of the first small changes in speech that may signal the development of a new accent.

3 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Linguists Hear An Accent Begin

Romans Would Roam for Wood

Archaeologists unearthed wood from a Roman villa when digging Rome’s subway—and scientists determined the planks came all the way from France. Christopher Intagliata reports.

1 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Romans Would Roam for Wood

When the Bellbird Calls, You Know It

The white bellbird of the Amazon may be the loudest bird in the world.

2 MIN3 d ago
Comments
When the Bellbird Calls, You Know It

Fishy Trick Lures Life Back to Coral Reefs

Playing the sounds of a healthy reef near damaged corals may help bring the fish community back. Christopher Intagliata reports.

1 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Fishy Trick Lures Life Back to Coral Reefs

Rain Forest Dwellers and Urbanites Have Consistently Different Microbiomes

A study done in South America found that with increasing population density, humans had more diversity of fungi on the skin but less microbial diversity in the gut.

2 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Rain Forest Dwellers and Urbanites Have Consistently Different Microbiomes

Internet Cables Could Also Measure Quakes

The fiber-optic cables that connect the global Internet could potentially be used as seismic sensors. Christopher Intagliata reports.

1 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Internet Cables Could Also Measure Quakes

Science News Briefs from All Over

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Mexico to Tanzania, including one about the need to quarantine bananas in Colombia that are potentially infected by a fungus.

1 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Science News Briefs from All Over

Subtle Ancient Footprints Come to Light

Ground-penetrating radar can detect tiny density differences that lead to images of ancient footprints impossible to discern by eye.

1 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Subtle Ancient Footprints Come to Light

Ancient Rock Art Got a Boost From Bacteria

Indigenous artists in what’s now British Columbia created pigments by cooking aquatic bacteria. Christopher Intagliata reports.

2 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Ancient Rock Art Got a Boost From Bacteria
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