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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117 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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Scientists discover that giraffes inherit their spots.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, WLPR, WTIP, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The 1918 influenza pandemic killed 50 million people., Credit: US Army
Scientists are learning from history’s most deadly pandemic.

Bought by WLPR, WTIP, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A new study shows that birds can learn from recordings in the wild.

Bought by KRZA, WLPR, WTIP, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The 2017 total eclipse on August 21, 2017, Credit: Susanne Bard
The 2017 total solar eclipse captured the public imagination and taught kids about bees.

Bought by WLPR, Spokane Public Radio, WTIP, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Do dogs understand our words?, Credit: Susanne Bard
How much human language does your dog really understand?

Bought by KRZA, Spokane Public Radio, WLPR, WTIP, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Virtual reality experiences could boost empathy.

Bought by WTIP and KENW


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A listener wants to know if skunks are repelled by their own smell.

Bought by WTIP, KENW, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The most helpful toddlers show empathy when they’re infants.

Bought by WAMC, WTIP, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Girls get slightly higher grades in science and math worldwide than boys, but fewer enter STEM professions.

Bought by WTIP, KENW, and WAMC


  • Added: Oct 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A giant insect gobbles up guppies – and other small animals.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KENW, and WTIP


  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3