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Britain’s First Public Hydrogen Filling Station

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 344: This week, we talk about Britain's first hydrogen filling station. Also, the $35 tablet computer from India, conflict minerals in Congo, and solar power in Israel. more »

Developing Hybrid Pigeon Pea, Japan Gets Creative Without AC

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 129: We meet the scientist who spent his career improving a little known crop—pigeon pea. A Dutch experiment on indoor farming. Japan gets creative without AC. more »

The End of Rinderpest, Eradicating Smallpox

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 125: Rinderpest, a deadly cattle plague has been eradicated. A new book tells the story of the eradication of smallpox. more »

How to Kill a Killer Disease

By William Foege

Forum 38: A global vaccination campaign eradicated smallpox more than thirty years ago. Now epidemiologist William Foege -- one of the leaders of that campaign -- has written a book about it. He's taking your questions in this Forum. more »

Toilet Tales: Part 1

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 121: An innovative project to provide dry-composting toilets in China. India's toilet museum and its social mission. A sanitation expert on innovative solutions for solving global sanitation crisis. more »

Climate Change in the Himalayas, Right-handed Neanderthals

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 117: People in the Himalayas are already feeling the impacts of climate change. Neanderthals were right-handed. Predicting the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden using ecological methods. more »

Alien Invaders, India Rethinks Nuclear Plans, Language Evolution

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 115: What makes some alien species good invaders? India rethinks its nuclear energy goals. First scientific evidence that language originated in Africa. 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 »

Medical Rationing in Zambia, Rationing During Disasters

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 98: A story about implicit forms of rationing from Zambia. Creative thinking during disasters can help avoid rationing during disasters. An ethicist on medical rationing in the U.S. more »