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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition

Each 60-second episode of the daily Science Update Podcast series is a brief yet satisfying story on the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine, from aardvarks to zygotes, and, every now and then, aardvark zygotes. We also answer your scie

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Parents, Kids & Math

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:57:51 +0000

An educational app helps parents with math anxiety help their kids excel in the subject.

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Soil Bacteria Atlas

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:06:35 +0000

A global atlas of soil bacteria could help with soil management efforts around the world.

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Living Cells

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:58:41 +0000

You probably have heard that hair is made up of dead cells. But are living cells really "alive"?

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Wisdom Teeth

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:00:43 +0000

Why do we get wisdom teeth if they often don’t even fit in our jaws?

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Cleaner Air

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:36:53 +0000

Declining organic aerosols are good for human health.

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Bacterial Sonar

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:38:15 +0000

Using ultrasound to see deep within with the mammalian gut with genetically engineered bacteria.

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Ringing Ear Relief

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:29:33 +0000

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

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Seismic Array

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:26:10 +0000

An array of seismographs provides an unprecedented look at the earth beneath the United States.

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Robot Muscles

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 04:20:41 +0000

Engineers create animal-inspired muscles for robots.

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Anti-Poaching Rhino DNA

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 04:26:14 +0000

Matching poached rhino horns to the scene of the crime using DNA to nab wildlife traffickers.

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Bonobo Bad Guys

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 04:33:02 +0000

One of our closest relatives, the bonobos, may have very different attitudes toward altruistic behavior in others.

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Caffeine Withdrawal Headaches

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 04:57:58 +0000

A listener asks: Why do I get a headache if I go without coffee?

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Viral Infection Detection

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:27:09 +0000

A new test for viral infections promises cheaper and faster results.

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Halitosis Gene

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:21:07 +0000

Researchers sniff out a halitosis gene.

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Robotic Dancing Birds

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 04:00:48 +0000

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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Alaskan Power Microgrids

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 04:00:46 +0000

Alaska leads the way to a more independent and renewable energy supply.

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Plants of the Americas

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 04:33:54 +0000

A comprehensive inventory maps the plants of the Americas.

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Deafness Gene Therapy

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 04:25:42 +0000

Targeted gene therapy may lead to a treatment for progressive deafness.

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No Bite Mosquitoes

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 04:22:10 +0000

Understanding the genes behind mosquitoes’ biting behavior.

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Robot Movement

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 04:02:19 +0000

Learning about how the human body moves from anatomically accurate humanoid robots.

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Hibernation Adaptation

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 04:00:05 +0000

Some rodents have an impaired ability to sense the cold, allowing them to hibernate in winter.

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Holiday Pet Threats

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 04:44:09 +0000

The holidays may pose a surprising danger for your pet.

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College Racial Health Gap

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 04:38:45 +0000

A college education can leave some students with a health debt.

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Drone Forensics

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 04:14:21 +0000

Using drones to prosecute decades-old war crimes in Guatemala.

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Yogurt Fuel

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 04:38:48 +0000

The byproducts of Greek yogurt could be turned into jet fuel.

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Right Ear Advantage

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:37:18 +0000

The right ear listens and comprehends slightly better than the left.

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Cold Noses

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:48:24 +0000

A listener asks: Why does your nose run when it’s cold outside?

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Pollution and Teen Behavior

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:31:09 +0000

Fine soot particles may contribute to juvenile delinquency.

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Dolphin Click Algorithms

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:28:23 +0000

Machine learning algorithms like those used by social media companies can classify dolphin echolocation clicks.

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Pterosaur Eggs

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:13:39 +0000

A new fossil find in China sheds light on how pterosaurs reproduced.

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