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Fukushima’s Hot Zone, Ancient Nomads, Death-Row Organs

By David Baron

Podcast 148: A visit to the Fukushima hot zone. Unearthing an ancient nomadic culture in Central Asia. And China takes life-saving organs from executed prisoners. more »

Scientist Warned of Japan Tsunami, Gabon’s Eco-Tourism Efforts

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 144: A Japanese scientist had warned the country that a big tsunami was overdue. An update on Gabon's fledgling eco-tourism efforts. Controversy over selective publishing of results of medical research. 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 »

Luxembourg’s Begging Robot

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 331: Luxembourg's begging robot is going where normal panhandlers can't in the Grand Duchy -- the streets. Also, we bid a fond farewell to the podcast for a while. Thanks for listening! more »

Science Week in Review: May 20, 2011

By David Baron

Blog 14: Mummies with heart disease, a questionable skin disease, and a pesticide some say is worse than the disease it's meant to combat. David Baron reviews the week's global science news. 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 »

Fukushima vs. Chernobyl–Comparison less useful than ever

By Peter Thomson

Blog 5: If your head’s hurting right now trying to keep track of official evaluations of the scale of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, read this post by The World's environment editor, Peter Thomson. more »

Inspire Japan, and the Oramics Machine

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 325: This week, we look into a global group of architects, designers and other creative types who are brainstorming ways to rebuild Japan. We'll also touch on Yuri Gagarin's flight into space 50 years ago, and hear about Daphne Oram's wonderful electronic music machine. more »

Revisiting Past Nuclear Accidents

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 324: This week, we'll be looking back into history to get a better perspective on the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan. We'll examine the legacies of Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Tokaimura. more »

A German and his cellphone…tracked

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 323: Cell phones seem so innocent, and we use them so much. One German politician decided to find out just how much he uses his phone, and how much of that use was tracked by his cell phone company. You'll be amazed at how much information was kept. more »