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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 »

Challenges to Conquering Polio, Google Baby, Caravaggio’s Remains

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 72: Can polio be eradicated? 'Google Baby' - a new documentary about outsourcing egg surrogacy. An update on the future of commercial whaling. Prehistoric migrations to the Americas. more »

Globalizing American Psyche, Reburying Copernicus

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 67: A West African community in New York deals with its mentally ill members. Author Ethan Watters argues America is exporting its notions of mental illnesses. Copernicus gets a reburial ceremony. more »

No Smiles In Russia, Old Forests Vs. New

By admin

Podcast 6: A cross-cultural psychology of smiling. Panama and the HPV vaccine. A debate over new-growth tropical forests. And America's role in China‚Äôs pollution problem. more »