Our Staff

  • Bob Hirshon, Executive Producer/Host

  • Susanne Bard, Producer/Reporter

  • Justin Warner, Reporter

About the Show

Quirky, entertaining and informative, Science Update is a daily, 60-second feature covering the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine. Produced by AAAS, the world’s largest general science society, Science Update has reported on thousands of scientific and medical breakthroughs—and won dozens of national awards—since its inception in 1988. Science Update even answers listeners’ science questions, phoned in to our toll-free answer line, 1-800-WHY-ISIT (1-800-949-4748), or submitted via our online form on our Contact page. For more in-depth science news, you can also listen to our weekly Science Update Podcast.

For station program managers: To add Science Update to your radio programming line-up free of charge, visit our Stations page (www.scienceupdate.com/stations).

For radio listeners: Science Update is available to radio stations nationwide. If you do not have a local station that carries the show, call or write the program director at your favorite News/Talk or music station and ask them to add Science Update to their line-up via the link above.


More than two dozen New York Festival World Medals.

From The Communicator Awards:
10 Crystal Awards of Excellence
2 Crystal Awards of Distinction
2 Honorable Mentions