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Global Scan

A zoo finally figures out why it failed to get two spotted hyenas to mate

One of the most important things zoos do is ensure the continued viability of a species. So a Japanese zoo took very seriously its efforts to get its pair of hyenas to mate. But it was foiled by nature. Both hyenas were male and that, surprisingly, wasn't obvious. Meanwhile in Dubai, the city police plan to outfit officers with pairs of Google glass to help them catch criminals. And in Syria, ISIS makes a big gain, all in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is Ikeda City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. That's were the very first instant ramen noodle was invented. And today is the 50th anniversary of the instant noodle. To celebrate we speak with Mr. Toshiya Suganuma of Ippudo Restaurant in New York City about what it takes to make a good bowl of ramen.