60-Second Science

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


Whale Protections Need Not Cause Lobstering Losses

Jun 8, 2020
3 min
Right whales, other whales and turtles get caught in lobster trap lines, but fewer lines can maintain the same lobster catch levels.
Jun 8, 2020 • 3 MIN

How to Keep COVID-19 Conspiracies Contained

Jun 7, 2020
3 min
An expert on climate denial offers tips for inoculating people against coronavirus conspiracy notions.
Jun 7, 2020 • 3 MIN

Science News Briefs from All Over

May 28, 2020
2 min
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the planet, including one about an incredibly well-preserved horned lark ( Eremophila alpestris ), like the one pictured, that lived 46,000 years ago.
May 28, 2020 • 2 MIN

Barn Owl Babies Can Be Helpful Hatch Mates

May 15, 2020
3 min
Food sharing is mainly found in adult animals as a part of social bonding. But in a rarely observed behavior in birds, older barn owl chicks will share food with younger ones.
May 15, 2020 • 3 MIN