Most of our knowledge of the human brain comes from the group average of thousands of MRI scans. Dr. Nico Dosenbach felt he could gain more knowledge by collecting detailed individual scans. But with few resources at his disposal, he and his colleagues had to be creative.
Donald Trump walks into tonight's debate with many in the Republican Party calling for him to quit over his predatory remarks about women. Hillary Clinton heads into it after leaked emails discuss her controversial Wall Street speeches and "open trade and open borders" ideas.
An underground waste dump on fire is rapidly approaching the site of a landfill with radioactive waste in a small town in Missouri. Environmental activists say the results could be disastrous. Childhood cancers in the area are already on the rise, so why isn't anyone doing anything about it?
A tournament in St. Louis has everyone in the chess world mesmerized. Norway's glamorous, 23-year-old World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen was the favorite. But a younger upstart has won a record-setting seven games ... and could unseat him.
Reporter Matt Sepic reports that a DNA sample from a Bosnian refugee in Missouri helped authorities identify the body of the man's father; he was killed during the war in Bosnia and was buried in a mass grave.
Adam Allington reports that local health authorities in the St. Louis, Missouri, area have launched a "smoking cessation" campaign aimed at Bosnian immigrants, as members of that community tend to smoke more than the general US population.
And finally today, for those of you who thought that all South African music was Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Hugh Masekela, get ready for ear adjustment. With his newest album, Ashton Nyte recently left Johannesburg and made the move to St. Louis.
We are gathering reactions to these inaugural events from across the country. The conversation continues as we turn to Adam Arlington at KWMU in St. Louis and Susanna Capelouto, news director at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta.
The Takeaway's Andrea Bernstein and Les Sterman, executive director of East-West Gateway Council of Governments, a regional transportation organization based in St. Louis, talk about the stimulus plan and the public transportation crisis.
The Takeaway previews Major League Baseball's All-Star game with Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin. The game in St. Louis sees the National League trying to beat the American League for the first time in 13 years.
The debate over the future of American health care rages on. For a view from the Hill as well as the heartland, The Takeaway is joined by Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich and public radio reporters Adam Allington and Michael Puente.
In town hall meetings across the country, high emotions have been getting more attention than health care reform. To understand the habit of yelling, The Takeaway talks to Philip Dalton, Hofstra University professor of speech and communications.