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Health & Medicine

Scientists discover a potent new antibiotic

Antibiotics, among the most extraordinary drugs of the last hundred years, mostly come from a very ordinary source: dirt. But that source has been slowly exhausted, since 99 percent of the microbes in dirt can't be cultured in a lab. Now, a group of scientists has developed a new technique for cultivating bacteria on their home turf, so to speak: right in the dirt, where they grow best. The results are a game-changer.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo Answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Perugia, Italy. Eighteen exchange students from Perugia have been stuck in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Francesco Merlino and Elena Mencarroni about how they're spending their 'extra' days.