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Bird Flu Research Raises Terrorism Fears, Mystery Kidney Disease

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 141: Chronic kidney disease is sweeping across Central America. New bird flu research raises terrorism fears among U.S. authorities. Beethoven's deafness profoundly influences his compositions. more »

Toilet Tales: Part 2

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 122: We continue our series on toilets this week. A story about composting toilets in Haiti. Another about a prize-winning sanitation solution. more »

Melting Permafrost, Dengue in Malaysia, Tiger Shark Navigation

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 109: Climate change is rapidly thawing permanently frozen ground in the Arctic. Dengue fever in a clean, well-planned Malaysian city. Tiger shark navigation in the Pacific. more »

The Bilingual Brain

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Blog 1: The World's science reporter Rhitu Chatterjee blogs about the neuroscience of bilingualism. 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 »

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 »

CSI in 19th Century France, Bird-friendly Coffee

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 92: A grisly tale about a 19th century serial killer in France and the birth of modern forensic science. How coffee endangers songbirds. Also, join our online discussion on nuclear energy. more »

Hare Supermoms, Green Electronics, Gene Therapy

By Rhitu Chatterjee

Podcast 85: What makes female hares so prolific at making babies? Gene therapy scores a small success. The global electronics industry is attempting to go green. more »