The surge in coronavirus cases in India has created huge worries for neighboring countries like Bangladesh and Nepal.
The new NOVA special, "Vaccines: Calling the Shots," explores the lingering global resistance to vaccination campaigns. Case studies from around the world explain just how bad the impact can be when groups opt out of childhood shots.
Bigfoot enthusiasts sent suspected hair samples of the creature to Oxford University for DNA testing, along with alleged hair samples in museums. The results turned up a huge range of animals — from bears to wolves — but no Yetis.
Along India's remote northern border, a writer finds that country borders — and even nationality — make little difference to people day by day. Yet the India-Pakistan partition is still very much a powerful memory.
A group of South Asian Americans are trying to document the stories of other South Asian Americans' first days in the United States. As more immigrate here, they don't want to lose track of what it was like when they first arrived.
Lakes high in the world's mountains are becoming increasingly dangerous to the towns that have sprouted up near them. The lakes are prone to floods, typically caused when the mountain glaciers that feed them shed a chunk of ice and rock, forcing thousands of gallons over the banks.
Can you name the 1,800 mile long river that originates in Tibet, high in the Himalayas, then winds its way south through India and Bangladesh before it finally empties into the Bay of Bengal?
Aurora, Colo., is one of the most diverse cities in that state. It has a vibrant community of refugees, many of whom don't speak English. Recently, a refugee group pulled together an event to try and help people cross the language barrier and get the facts about the violent movie theater shooting there.
The United Nations convened on Monday to discuss a topic that isn't usually on their agenda: happiness. Throughout the day, speakers at the U.N. put forward their thoughts on how to measure and improve well-being around the world.
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is rapidly modernizing. But it's also actively trying to retain its Buddhist spiritual base. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the second piece in her two-part series on balancing Buddhism with the modern world.