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Worries for Argentine Soy Farmers, The Golden Mole’s Ears

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 113: Argentine farmers are worrying about rains, and Wall Street speculation. We learn about the ears of the golden mole, a blind predator that inhabits parts of Africa. more »

Changing Antarctic Ecosystems, Paris’s Bushmeat Market

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 112: Rapidly changing climate is altering the Antarctic ecosystem. A bushmeat black market is thriving in Paris. Japan's nuclear crisis has led various countries to scrutinize nuclear safety. more »

Reflecting on a Doomed Antarctic Expedition, Life at the South Pole

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 111: We reflect on the legacy of a doomed expedition to the South Pole that took place a century ago. We hear from a physicist spending the winter at the South Pole. Also, remembering Chernobyl after 25 years. more »

Life and Work at the South Pole

By Freija Descamps

Forum 32: Belgian astrophysicist Freija Descamps is spending the winter at the U.S. Amundsen-Scott research station in Antarctica. Read our discussion to learn about her life at the South Pole. more »

The Science & History of Kissing, Global Rise in Obesity

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 105: Author Sheril Kirshenbaum talks about her new book, The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us. A new report says that obesity is on the rise globally. more »

Whaling – Politics, Science & Ethics

By Stephen Palumbi

Forum 15: The International Whaling Commission is considering lifting a moratorium on commercial whaling. Marine biologist Stephen Palumbi says that might not be a good idea for endangered whale species. more »

Wind Power in the Antarctic, OR318, Sherlock Holmes Lives!, and The Photographer

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 244: This week, putting wind power to work in the Antarctic. Also, an online movement is created after an Iranian blogger dies in prison. Then, take a break from tech with Sherlock Holmes, and a new graphic novel about a French photographer's journey into war-torn Afghanistan. more »

Factory Farms, Swine Slaughter, and Sleeping Americans

By admin

Podcast 13: How factory farms may incubate swine flu. Egypt decides to kill its pigs. And another big piece of Antarctic ice breaks off. more »

Bionic Eyes, Psychedelic Fish

By admin

Podcast 4: A high-tech treatment for blindness. The evolution of language. America's changing environmental policy. Going green in a very white place. And a colorful new fish. more »