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Health & Medicine

India mood

Anchor David Baron speaks with MJ Akbar, an independent journalist and author about a mood of fear and anger in India in the wake of the Mumbai attacks.

Health & Medicine

Where did the H1N1 flu start?

A new study out of Imperial College London says the swine flu or H1N1 virus originating in the village of La Gloria in the Mexican state of Vera Cruz. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the lead author of the study, Dr. Christopher Fraser.

Health & Medicine

Mr Happy - Geo Answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Matthieu Ricard, a French molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist monk...and possibly "the happiest man in the world." Neuroscientists at the University of Wisconsin say Mr. Ricard had the most impressive emotional balance ever recorded on a brain scan. And the answer to today's Geo Quiz is happy as well...that's the town of Happy, Texas.

Arts, Culture & Media

Going vegetarian in Ghent

The city council of Ghent in Belgium has declared every Thursday to be a "veggie day." Starting today, every restaurant in the Belgian city has to offer customers at least one vegetarian dish on Thursdays. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Koen Lefever, the chef at one of Ghent's top restaurants.

Conflict & Justice

What's a pandemic

The World's Katy Clark reports on confusion surrounding what exactly constitutes a pandemic. The debate is sparked by the spread of the swine flu in Australia. The World Health Organization has stopped short of declaring a pandemic.