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This non-stop science radio app is readying young minds for the future

This free app is encouraging young minds to embrace science. Source: Shutterstock.

Programmed by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), one educational app named Science360 Radio streams 100+ radio shows and podcasts from around the world, filling its viewers’ minds with fun, factual information about the future of science.

Available via iPhone, iPad and Android devices, this student-friendly app has become a go-to learning platform for students, parents and teachers alike.

“From the latest news headlines to in-depth interviews and lively discussions, Science360 Radio delivers engaging daily programming about all things science, engineering, math and technology,” the station states.

Easily accessible and free, Science360 sparks imagination and learning. Tune in anytime and you’ll soon discover new knowledge about different science specialisms.

Radio shows include:

The Discovery Files: Discovering how bacteria move toward food or away from poisons from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Sustainable Nano: Supporting vulnerable learners in education achievement by the NSF-funded Centre for Sustainable Nanotechnology.

Complementing the radio station is also the Science360 video collection. From watching the delay of ice-frost formations by using phase-switching liquids to understanding the role of the hippocampus in discerning memory, there’s always a new revelation to be unravelled.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, each video can be embedded on your own personal websites, blogs and social networking pages.

A handy tool for parents and teachers, it will draw students away from mainstream distractions on television and replace light-hearted shows with educational media.


Paired with the talents of the National Science Foundation, Science360 features continuous audio programming from other contributors, such as Scientific American, Discovery, Nature, NPR and AAAS.

With no set schedule, the airtime for each show is selected at random, so it’s an exciting surprise for both the student and the parent as to what they’ll be listening to next!

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