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The Way-C: The Tablet Designed in Africa

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 359: As people line-up worldwide for the new iPad, we'll tell you about the Way-C, a tablet computer designed in Africa. more »

Genetic History of Coconuts, Beauty in the Beholder’s Brain

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 126: Genetic analysis of the coconut reveals it was domesticated twice, in two different parts of the world. Scientists have found the part of the brain that is involved in perceiving beauty. more »

Big Brains Strike Again

By Elsa Youngsteadt

Blog 6: After two back-to-back studies on big brains and habitat, contributor Elsa Youngsteadt peers into the black box of brain size more »

The Bilingual Brain

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Blog 1: The World's science reporter Rhitu Chatterjee blogs about the neuroscience of bilingualism. more »

Keeping Time in Clocks & Our Brains, Chevron in Ecuador

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 106: Physicists want to develop more precise atomic clocks. Researchers get a peek at how our brains process time. Ecuadorian court convicts Chevron. more »

Debunking a Myth: The Vaccine-Autism Connection

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast no. 103: We're exploring the vaccine-autism link with journalist Seth Mnookin. He's the author of the new book, The Panic Viris: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear. more »

Seth Mnookin’s ‘The Panic Virus’

By Seth Mnookin

Forum 28: Seth Mnookin discussed his book, The Panic Virus: A True Story of Science, Medicine, and Fear. It's about a powerful anti-vaccine campaign and its public health consequences. more »

The Neuroscience of Magic

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 99: We celebrate our 100th episode with updates on stories we've covered in the podcast, and some new ones. Also a preview of stories to come in the near future. more »

Magic and the Human Mind

By Stephen Macknik

Forum 26: Neuroscientists Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik discussed what magicians and illusionists are teaching them about the human brain. Check out that conversation. more »

Tech Podcast: What the Internet does to your brain

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 301: On this week's technology podcast, we take a look at how spending time online might be altering our brain circuitry. We'll bring in a real neuroscientist to help sort out fact from fiction. Also, we'll hear about solar power in Tanzania, things that can speak for themselves, and the world's fastest texter. more »