One of the largest living elephants was killed by poachers recently, a blow to Kenyans who had come to greatly respect the elephant for his cunning, in addition to his stature. That and more in today's Global Scan.
It's been a tumultuous year for Boston. But with elite runners returning to the city this week for the 2014 Boston Marathon, their mere presence, watching them train along the Charles River, is helping turn talk of the marathon back toward the race.
Brazil has a problem with mosquitoes, and the dengue fever they carry. In an effort to get a handle on the vectors, scientists are releasing swarms of genetically modifies mosquitoes they hope will get the population under control in time for the World Cup.