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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116 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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What if you could have someone else’s memories?

Bought by WLPR and WYAP


  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Footprints reveal an encounter between human hunters and the now extinct giant ground sloth.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Researchers make a map of the brain cells that transmit pain.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Some whales hear with their entire skulls.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Moon., Credit: Susanne Bard
Could a well-thrown baseball sail from the moon’s surface into orbit?

Bought by WLPR and KENW


  • Added: Apr 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A camera based on the complex eye of the morpho butterfly could improve cancer surgeries.

Bought by WLPR and KENW


  • Added: Apr 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bowhead whale and calf., Credit: (NOAA/National Ocean Service)
The songs of Arctic bowhead whales are constantly changing.

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Technology for turning plastic trash into energy could keep the garbage out of the ocean.

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Tiny fibers from our washing machines could harm marine life.

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Researchers learn about aggression and conflict by watching Formula One races.

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1