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.

Series

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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.


Pieces

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A listener wants to know if skunks are repelled by their own smell.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
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The most helpful toddlers show empathy when they’re infants.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
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Girls get slightly higher grades in science and math worldwide than boys, but fewer enter STEM professions.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
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A giant insect gobbles up guppies – and other small animals.

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Researchers win an award for original work on implicit bias.

Bought by WTIP and WLPR


  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Spring is arriving early to North American wildlife refuges because of climate change.

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Two areas of our brain communicate to filter out the noise caused by our own movements.

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Green roofs in New York City attract birds.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Marshes could help cool off of increasingly hot summer conditions.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Merzouga, Morocco Sahara desert camel trek, Credit:  Evaldas Liutkus/Flickr/CCO
Solar and wind farms would provide abundant electricity to the Sahara desert, and result in increased rainfall and vegetation as well.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2