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The Spanish Enigmas

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 361: This week, we take you to Spain to hear about a pair of code-breaking Enigma machines from the Spanish Civil War that were recently found in a locked basement. Also, an appreciation of that much-loved instrument, the Theremin. more »

Listening to the Deep Ocean, Illegal Bird Trapping in Cyprus

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 142: Scientists and the public are listening to the sounds of the deep oceans. Illegal bird trapping in cyprus is affecting populations of migrating songbirds. more »

New Rules for Chinese Microbloggers

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 350: This week, we look at the Chinese government's decision to make microblog users hand over their real names. We'll also hear about the need for a smartphone app that can detect malaria, HIV and tuberculosis in the developing world. more »

Eating Insects for the Planet, Greenland’s Melting Ice Sheets

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 119: Colombians are enjoying an unusual spring delicacy: 'big bottomed ants.' A Dutch entomologist promotes eating insects. Greenland's ice sheets are melting faster than predicted. more »

Tech Podcast: “Loudening” the electric car…

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 286: Sure, this little all-electric Tesla Motors sports car is an eye-catcher. But is it an ear-catcher? Will pedestrians hear it in time to get out of its way? In this week's podcast, we'll hear one professor's arguments, and ideas, for "loudening" the electric car. Also, trash converted to charcoal in Haiti, and a trip into Russia's... more »

Pedal Power in Europe, Solar Power in Africa, Pandas Galore

By admin

Podcast 25: Three energy-related stories – two on solar power, and one on a European bike mecca. Plus an old animal who’s learned a new trick. more »

Tuna in Trouble, Swine Flu Fears in Africa, Mummy CAT Scans

By admin

Podcast 21: Watching for swine flu in Africa. Germany leads the way on renewable energy. Mediterranean bluefin tuna, in deep trouble. A mummy CAT scan. more »

Pakistan Water Crisis, Spain’s Vultures, China’s Great(er) Wall

By admin

Podcast 11: Pakistan is running out of water. Spain’s vultures are going hungry. The Great Wall of China gets much longer. And night owls are more alert than early risers. more »

Spain Uses the Sun, an Inbred Royal Family

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Podcast 10: Spain leads the way in wind and solar energy. An innovative design for cardboard solar ovens. And the genetic demise of the Spanish Hapsburg Dynasty. more »