Nigeria

Arts, Culture & Media

Afro rock

For today's Global Hit � a celebration of Nigerian Afro-rock from the 1970′s. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Uchenna Ikonne, who wrote the liner notes for a 2-CD set called 'The World Ends: Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria.'

Global Scan

Scientists come a step closer to making Star Trek's tractor beam a reality

Science fiction has long envisioned "tractor" beams that could grab and move physical objects using a laser or other stream of energy. Now scientists have created one, at least on a small scale. And we have some advice if you use heat in the winter. Most Brits, and many of us, apparently don't know how to use our thermostats. Also, Chinese officials go on a worldwide corruption hunt, in today's Global Scan.