In ancient times, when the sun suddenly disappeared from the sky, people would usually be afraid. Scientists have understood the physics behind a total solar eclipse for a long time, but it can still put some people on edge. Religious and nonreligious people alike can find deep meaning in these sorts of astronomical events.
For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for 'Hell' on earth. Actually, it's the Spanish word for hell, Infierno. It's a community in South America. We want you to name the country this place called 'Hell' is in.
The rationing of health care is not always obvious or explicit. Implicit factors may determine who receives care and who does not.One factor may have imposed a form of unintentional rationing on AIDS care in Zambia, as David Baron reports.
PRI's The World takes a global look at the controversial issue of rationing healthcare with four perspectives from four countries. Series editor David Baron explains.
Malaria deaths are being vastly under-counted in India and perhaps throughout much of the world, says a new report in the British medical journal, Lancet. The World's Health and Science Editor David Baron tells anchor Lisa Mullins why.
The Tsugaru shamisen is a traditonal Japanese stringed instrument that looks like a remote cousin of the banjo, with a very long neck. Two Japanese brothers are investing their talent into keeping the Tsugaru shamisen alive and well.
Today's Geo Quiz asked about the SDO, the NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Anchor David Baron speaks with Doug Biesecker at the Space Weather Forecasting Center in Boulder, Colorado.
For today's Geo Quiz, we asked you to identify the region where the Volga and Oka rivers converge. It's one of the Russian regions that have been hit by wildfires. The answer is Niznhy Novgorod.
For today's Geo quiz, we're looking for an Italian city 30 miles west of Venice. The answer is Padua. Anchor David Baron speaks with political commentator Sergio Romano, who's in Milan.
Global efforts to eradicate Guinea worm disease close to success, but cases still exist in Southern Sudan.