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Your Phone Could be Used to Prosecute For Getting an Abortion. Here's how.

Technology editor Sophie Bushwick breaks down  precedent for using your phone to monitor personal health data. SCRIPT TK [The above text is a transcript of this podcast.] Sophie Bushwick is an associate editor covering technology at Scientific American. Follow her on Twitter @sophiebushwick Credit: Nick Higgins Tulika Bose is the senior multimedia...

If Sea Ice Melts in the Arctic, Do Trees Burn in California?

A new study links sea ice decline with increasing wildfire weather in the Western United States. Emily Schwing: This is Scientific American’s 60 Second Science. I’m Emily Schwing. Oil and water. Apples and oranges. Fire and Ice…none of these things really seem like they have much to do with one another…or do they?  Hailong Wang: We found that...

How to Care for COVID at Home, and Is That Sniffle Allergies or the Virus? COVID Quickly, Episode 30

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. Tanya Lewis: Hi, and welcome...

Two-Headed Worms Tell Us Something Fascinating about Evolution

Researchers looked back at more than 100 years of research, and they found a fascination with annelids with mixed up appendages was strong--and that research still has relevance today.  Ashleigh Papp: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science, I'm Ashleigh Papp. You might say that Guillermo Ponz is a scientific monster hunter–even though he...

How Astronomers Finally Captured a Photo of our Own Galaxy's Black Hole

It took hundreds of researchers and many telescopes to capture an image of the black hole at the middle of our Milky Way. Tulika Bose: This is Scientific American's 60-second science. I'm Tulika Bose. Today — super massive news from space. The first image of the super massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*, was just released...

Two-Headed Worms Tell Us Something Fascinating About Evolution

Researchers looked back at more than 100 years of research, and they found a fascination with annelids with mixed up appendages was strong--and that research still has relevance today.  Ashleigh Papp: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science, I'm Ashleigh Papp. You might say that Guillermo Ponz is a scientific monster hunter–even though he...

The Harmful Effects of Overturning Roe v. Wade

A landmark study of women who were turned away from getting the procedure found that being forced to have a child worsened their health and economic status. Tanya Lewis: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I'm Tanya Lewis. On Monday a Supreme Court draft opinion was leaked, causing shockwaves. The opinion—if it’s officially adopted—will...

Safer Indoor Air, and People Want Masks on Planes and Trains: COVID Quickly, Episode 29

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. Tanya Lewis: Hi, and welcome...

Climate Change Is Shrinking Animals, Especially Bird-Brained Birds

As the world warms, many animals are getting smaller. For birds, new research shows what they got upstairs may just make a different in how much smaller they get. Shahla Farzan: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I’m Shahla Farzan. Climate change is affecting animals in a lot of different ways. But scientists have noticed a common...

Climate Change is Shrinking Animals, Especially Bird-Brained Birds

As the world warms, many animals are getting smaller. For birds, new research shows what they got upstairs may just make a different in how much smaller they get. Shahla Farzan: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I’m Shahla Farzan. Climate change is affecting animals in a lot of different ways. But scientists have noticed a common...

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