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Earthquake rescue efforts

Troops and rescue workers in southwestern China are struggling to reach areas devastated by a powerful earthquake yesterday; Anchor Lisa Mullins gets an update from The BBC's Michael Bristow in Sichuan province.


Cyclone aftermath

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with a BBC reporter in Rangoon about the aftermath of the cyclone and the relief efforts there, as hundreds of thousands of people in the region are still without shelter, ten days after the disaster.

Global Politics

Burma aid effort

Jack Chance reports from the Thai town of Mae Sot, which has become a hub for aid agencies trying to get into Burma; the government is allowing shipments of food and supplies, but barring aid workers from entering the country to assist with distribution.


Chinese earthquake death roll rises to 10,000

More than 12,000 are dead in the Sichuan province alone in the 7.9 earthquake that struck southwestern China yesterday. Rescue efforts are being stalled by rain throughout the region, which is expected for the next few days. China says it would welcome international help, but even their own people are having trouble getting to the affected regions.


The latest from Myanmar in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis

Early this morning, the first U.S. plane carrying aid landed in Yangon. It's a rare move for the ruling junta, which has resisted offers for military aid, to allow the plane to land. It carries supplies like blankets and drinking water... but no aid workers. Peter Popham, roving foreign correspondent for The Independent, has been tracking the latest.


Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist at the University of Indiana in Indianapolis, talks about her experience having a stroke and her new book.



Natural historian Janine Benyus believes that imitating nature's best ideas can provide solutions to human problems. Could we store electricity like an electric eel to build a nontoxic battery? Benyus told Studio 360's Sarah Lilley how copying nature's design is the key to our own sustainability.

Arts, Culture & Media

Smell You Later

Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez are not your average fragrance writers; in Perfumes: The Guide, they called Paris Hilton's scent "barfbag floral." Turin is a biophysicist; Sanchez is a perfume critic. Kurt brought them to a nearby drugstore to unlock the mysteries of body spray, handiwipes, and crayons.


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