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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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A new therapy could provide relief for people with severe tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
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An array of seismographs provides an unprecedented look at the earth beneath the United States.

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
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Engineers create animal-inspired muscles for robots.

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
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Caption: Fizi, an adult male bonobo at Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary., Credit: Christopher Krupenye
One of our closest relatives, the bonobos, may have very different attitudes toward altruistic behavior in others.

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
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A listener asks: Why do I get a headache if I go without coffee?

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
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A new test for viral infections promises cheaper and faster results.

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
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Researchers sniff out a bad breath gene.

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
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Robotic birds help reveal which aspects of a pair’s coordinated song and dance are most important to an avian audience.

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
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Alaska leads the way to a more independent and renewable energy supply.

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
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The byproducts of Greek yogurt could be turned into jet fuel.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
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A college education can leave some students with a health debt.

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
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The right ear listens and comprehends slightly better than the left.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
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The holidays may pose a surprising danger for your pet.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
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Water for the world’s most arid regions could come right out of the air.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
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Caption: Researcher Jorg Massen with hand-raised ravens., Credit:  (Photo courtesy of Jorg Massen)
Ravens, like humans, remember who has treated them fairly.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
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Understanding the genes behind mosquitoes’ biting behavior.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
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Learning about how the human body moves from anatomically accurate humanoid robots.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
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Some rodents have an impaired ability to sense the cold, allowing them to hibernate in winter.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
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Turning saltwater to drinking water with sunlight.

  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
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Scientists develop a device that can purify genetic material from any organism right in the field.

  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
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