Science Updates

  • Ozone Fill-up

    Ozone Fill-up 

    In this Science Update, find out whether it's possible to take direct action to repair the holes in the ozone layer.

  • Wheelchairs


    In this Science Update, hear how exchanging technology with some of the world's poorest countries is helping to build better wheelchairs.

  • Marine Reserves

    Marine Reserves 

    This Science Update looks at the unexpected impact marine reserves have on their surroundings.

  • Musical Illusion

    Musical Illusion 

    Listen to a musical illusion, which causes us to hear what isn't there, and find out what it tells us about the infant brain.

  • Blood Cholesterol

    Blood Cholesterol 

    People who give blood generally do so out of a desire to help their fellow human beings. However, could donating blood provide any health benefits to the donor? This Science Update examines whether or not donating blood lowers your cholesterol.

  • Cat's Meow

    Cat's Meow 

    This Science Update focuses on the cat's meow and how it is used to communicate its needs and wants.

  • Stone Age Tunes

    Stone Age Tunes 

    Most people don't think of cavemen as being very sophisticated, but the discovery of prehistoric musical instruments might change that opinion.

  • Zapping Fish

    Zapping Fish 

    In this Science Update, learn why fish don't get electrocuted when lightning strikes the water.

  • Reading Glasses

    Reading Glasses 

    In this Science Update, find out why the need for reading glasses seems to be an inevitable part of growing older.

What Are

Science Updates?

Science Updates are 60-second radio programs presenting current science research, which we explore in a student-friendly way.