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.
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.
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.