"Hi I'm scientific American podcast editor Steve Mirsky. Here's a short piece from the July two thousand nineteen issue of the magazine in the section called advances dispatches from the frontiers of science technology and medicine. In the article was titled Quick Hits And it's a rundown of some science and technology stories from around the globe compiled by editorial contributor. Jim Daly from Guatemala archaeologists unearthed the largest known Mayan figurine. CORRINE factory the more than one thousand year old workshop mass produced intricate statues that were likely used in diplomacy as gifts to allies from Nepal researchers confirm the nation's first recorded. Tornado which occurred during devastating storm in March the team relied on satellite imagery and posts on social media to make the identification from Antarctica Emperor Penguins have abandoned one of their biggest breeding colonies. Colonies possibly because of sea ice loss biologists found that the population which reached about twenty five thousand breeding pairs of birds in two thousand ten collapsed in two thousand sixteen and has not rebounded since. From China the large high altitude air shower observatory on the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau began operating in April located some forty four hundred meters above sea level the observatory will study high energy energy cosmic rays from Australia. The government announced it will not regulate gene editing technology provided it does not introduce new genetic material to target sites in the genome editing human."