As the Republican Party prepares to nominate its first Mormon candidate for president next week, there's growing interest in Mormon practice, especially young Mormons serving missions around the world.
Several decades ago, Poland approached the Mormons in Utah for help with its archives. The Mormons modernized the Polish records, but some used those records to posthumously baptize Jewish Holocaust victims.
What you eat ends up in your hair. Scientists in the US and Europe have used this basic idea to devise a sort of hair-based GPS tracking system. Law enforcement agencies are now using this technique to solve crimes. NOVA's Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.
Ahmed Gallab was born in Sudan and raised in the US. In his early 20s he gained a measure of indie-rock fame playing with groups such as Of Montreal and Yeasayer. But it's his solo project Sinkane that seems to be drawing him back to his African roots.