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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


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Fluttering Feathers Could Spawn New Species

September 25th, 2020

Fork-tailed flycatchers make a fluttering sound with their wings—but separate subspecies have different “dialects” of fluttering.… Go to Episode

Science News from around the World

September 22nd, 2020

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from Israel about what DNA reveals about the Dead Sea Scrolls’… Go to Episode

These Small Mammals Snort to a Different Tune

September 18th, 2020

Hyraxes, which live in Africa and the Middle East, punctuate their songs with snorts. And the snorts appear to reflect the animals’ emotional state.… Go to Episode

Ice Age Temperatures Help Predict Future Warming

September 17th, 2020

Scientists determined that temperatures were 11 degrees cooler during the last ice age—and that finding has implications for modern-day warming.… Go to Episode