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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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The genetic origins of dark and light skin.

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Oct 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Birds, like humans infants, learn about the world around them through play.

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Oct 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A small amount of weekly exercise may help prevent depression.

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Why don’t poison frogs poison themselves?

  • Added: Oct 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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Tiny orange frogs called pumpkin toadlets can’t hear their own calls.

  • Added: Oct 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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Being the “right-size” helps protect species from extinction.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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Butterfly wings help reveal the genetics underlying coloration patterns

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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Scientists discover why bats fly into tall buildings.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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DNA robots move nanoscale-sized payloads.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
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A sweet tooth may be mosquitoes’ Achilles’ heel.

Bought by WLPR and KENW


  • Added: Sep 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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How do some blind people use echolocation to get around?

Bought by WLPR and KENW


  • Added: Sep 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A stretchy fiber could spin motion into electricity.

Bought by WLPR and KENW


  • Added: Aug 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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What lurks beneath the grass of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.?

Bought by WLPR and KENW


  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Old skeletons provide new insights into the causes of osteoarthritis.

Bought by WLPR, KSFR, and KENW


  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Beauty products may lead to health problems in some populations.

Bought by WLPR and KENW


  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Engineers have designed soft robots that can heal themselves from damage.

Bought by WLPR and KENW


  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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What you wear could affect the behavior of wild animals.

Bought by WLPR, KENW, and KSFR


  • Added: Aug 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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What predicts a puppy’s later success as a guide dog?

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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People who claim to be more active than average tend to live longer- regardless of actual activity level.

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A fast-approaching asteroid will help space scientists practice their tracking skills.

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2