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Medicine

A new book recounts the forgotten history of autism

We tend to think of autism as a modern disease — “the unique disorder of our uniquely disordered times," as author Steve Silberman writes in a new book. But that idea, he says, doesn't quite square with the facts. The real history of autism is less known and more tragic — both for the people who suffered from the disorder and for the doctor, Hans Asperger, whose pioneering ideas about autism were long neglected.

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Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz, we were looking for a city in Hungary that held a special picnic 20 years ago today, one that helped tear a hole in the Iron Curtain. The answer is Sopran . The World's Carol Hills tells the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

When Freud went to Worcester

100 years ago this weekend, Sigmund Freud made his first and only trip to the United States to deliver a series of lectures at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks to Clark University archivist Mott Linn about the visit.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks: What do New Zealand, Iceland, Japan, Austria and Norway have in common? It turns out they rank as the most peaceful places to live in the world according to the 2010 Global Peace Index. Anchor Marco Werman explains.

Global Politics

North Korean art in Vienna

A rare exhibition of North Korean art is taking place in Vienna's MAK Museum. The museum says it is the first time major paintings from the Korean Art Gallery in Pyongyang have been shown abroad. Katy Clark talks with The BBC's Bethany Bell in Vienna.

Arts, Culture & Media

Austria's Vegetable Orchestra

The Vegetable Orchestra is a musical ensemble from Vienna, Austria. The performers play instruments constructed entirely from fresh vegetables. The World's Alex Gallafent reports on their debut performance in the United States.

Arts, Culture & Media

Echoes of Mozart in modern times

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a brilliant man. By the age of 13, he had written concertos, sonatas, symphonies, a German operetta and an Italian opera. He took Europe by storm and even wrote a requiem. Terrance McKnight, host of WNYC's Evening Music, has been broadcasting from the 'Mostly Mozart Festival.'