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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112 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

Caption: The Moon., Credit: Susanne Bard
Could a well-thrown baseball sail from the moon’s surface into orbit?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
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Scientists decode the genome of a rare, primitive mammal with a venomous bite.

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Researchers use sonar to locate lost fishing gear that harms sealife.

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Laysan albatross eye plastic lighters picked up during a beach cleanup, Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument in the Hawaiian Islands., Credit:  NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Scientists tally up the burden of plastic trash on U.S. coastlines.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
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Infants use an early form of deductive reasoning.

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1