Science Update

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Science Update is the daily, one-minute radio feature of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS0. Broadcast nationally since 1988, Science Update covers research in all areas of science, from aardvarks to zygotes and even, on rare occasions, aardvark zygotes. We also answer listener questions phoned into our toll-free line 1-800-WHY-ISIT (4748) or emailed from our website, www.scienceupdate.com. Stories come from major scientific journals including Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Physics Review Letters and Science magazine, as well as major scientific conferences and the results of our reporters snooping around labs.

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111 Pieces

Science Update is a daily, 60-second feature covering the latest science news in a fun, accessible style. This multi-award winning show has been on the air nationally since January of 1988.


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Caption: Zebra finches
Researchers have discovered that when songbirds dream, the vocal muscles they use for singing become active.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
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A nurse works to inspire others in the profession to try their hand at inventing.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
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Edible crickets could improve gut health.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
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National Parks may harbor smog along with their forests and wildlife.

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
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Our shared history has shaped how dogs respond to our emotions.

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
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Caption: Houseplants, Credit: Pixabay
Could genetically engineered houseplants protect our homes?

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2018
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Caption: What makes horses sontent?, Credit: (JACLOU-DL Pixabay)
Horses snort when they’re content.

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2018
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New research shows that salamanders are more adaptable to warming temperatures than was thought.

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
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Turning cancer cells into cancer-fighting machines.

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
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Caption: Aerial view of some of the fish-salting tanks (cetaria) in the ancient Roman city of Baelo Claudia, near today's Tarifa in Spain. , Credit: D. Bernal-Casasola, University of Cadiz
Whales used the Mediterranean as breeding grounds during ancient Roman times.

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
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