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Science

A total solar eclipse in an astronomer's paradise

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Northern Chile is one of the few places in the world on Tuesday that experienced a total solar eclipse. The country prides itself on being an astronomer's paradise and the solar phenomenon vent drew visitors from all over the world.

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Environment

Food is fuel

Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Professor David Pimentel of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University about his new study which calculates the fossil fuel calories of the food we consume.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz - we were looking for the name of the South American desert where scenes for the new James Bond flick are being filmed. The answer is the Atacama Desert.

Geo quiz and answer

We're calling today's Geo Quiz a "Geo-political Quiz." Anchor Marco Werman gets questions and answers from Carolyn O'Hara, senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

We were looking for a wine-growing region in the northern half of Chile. The answer is the Limari Valley. One variety fo wine from there is sold under the label Palin -- spelled P-A-L-I-N -- just like Governor Sarah Palin's last name. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Sergio Reyes of the company Geo-Wines which distributes the label.

Conflict & Justice

Geo Answer -- Chile

For our Geo Quiz we were looking for the countries where you'd find the Mapuche, an indigenous people. The answers are Chile and Argentina. Mapuche protesters joined crowds along the streets of Santiago yesterday to protest the celebration of Columbus Day. The World's David Leveille reports.

Conflict & Justice

Pinochet case and human rights today

Ten years ago today the Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet was arrested. His case has become a benchmark for the international human rights movement. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archive.