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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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What lurks beneath the grass of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.?

  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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Old skeletons provide new insights into the causes of osteoarthritis.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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Beauty products may lead to health problems in some populations.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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Engineers have designed soft robots that can heal themselves from damage.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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What you wear could affect the behavior of wild animals.

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Aug 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What predicts a puppy’s later success as a guide dog?

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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People who claim to be more active than average tend to live longer- regardless of actual activity level.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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A fast-approaching asteroid will help space scientists practice their tracking skills.

  • Added: Aug 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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Can purchasing time-saving services make us happier?

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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Climate change is making Arizona’s monsoons more severe.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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A genetic difference between the two types of whales that could partially explain why some became so gigantic.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A social upbringing can offset the activity of a mouse’s attack circuit.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Studying tardigrades’ DNA to learn what makes them so tough.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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An animal welfare researcher calls the study of the biological basis of boredom in animals.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Elephant seals recognize each other by rhythm and pitch of their calls.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Scientists design an adhesive that works in wet conditions based on slug slime.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Communicating about science through comics.

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Researchers release endangered Harlequin frogs back into the Panamanian rainforest.

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Unlucky wildebeests play a big role in African river ecology.

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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New evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides are hurting bees.

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2