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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 »

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 »

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 »