First, electron microscopes let scientists see into the atomic world like never before. Now, some of those scientists are able to create their own microscopic landscapes using new chemical technologies. And they're hoping NanoArt is on the verge of going mainstream.
Christopher Columbus lost his flagship, the Santa María, on his first trip to North America and it has remained lost to history, until now. Meanwhile, NATO's successful intervention against Muammar Gaddafi gets a critical look, and Saudi Arabia tries to stop a disease by restricting affection for camels. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
The Cold War-era Corona satellite program was shut down decades ago, but it's legacy lives on... for archaeologists. Meanwhile, in Egypt, a judge who already sentenced hundreds to death is adding to his resume. And bananas as we know them are globally threatened. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
As writer Carmen Bugan grew up with dissident parents in communist Romania, the family's every conversation was recorded by the secret police. She has now read the thousands of pages of documents and traveled back to Romania with her family to tell their story.
The Afghan election is just a month away and security is a major campaign issue. Civilian casualties are at an all-time high. Kamel Hamade was a businessman who went to great lengths to make his restaurant an oasis in otherwise violent Kabul, and he died for his efforts.
A former Norwegian minister nominates Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. India's highest court maintains the country's ban on gay sex. And an Iranian teacher stands up for a stricken student who is bullied. All that and more, in today's Global Scan
Looming over New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty has been the symbol of a new life in a new world for millions of immigrants, including Ovidiu Colea. He dreamed of seeing the statue as a boy in communist Romania. Now, he owns a factory making souvenir replicas of Lady Liberty.
In Ireland and Greece, authorities have taken blonde-haired children from darker-looking Roma families, with the suspicion that the children were trafficked. Now, many Roma people are scared they will lose their kids.
The people of Romania are marking the 20th anniversary of the revolution which brought down communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Matthew Brunwasser looks at how Romanians have been dealing with their recent past.
Here's a crazy hypothetical for you: what would have happened if slaves from Africa had been taken to the Balkans? This is the Romanian band Nightlosers. Blues is popular everywhere. But Nightlosers pull off a more nuanced trick.
Scientists are hoping that DNA tests can confirm the identities of remains believed to be that of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife. They were executed and a hasty burial cast doubt. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Iona Avadani in Bucharest.
Matthew Brunwasser visits two ethnic Roma neighborhoods in Bulgaria to find out how the Roma there view the issue of integration. France's extradition of Roma to Bulgaria and Romania has set off a debate about the Roma's place in European society.
The Romanian rock band Vama has written a song that takes on some of the common misconceptions about the Roma or Gypsies and skewers French President Nicolas Sarkozy's expulsion of Gypsies from France earlier this year.Matthew Brunwasser reports.
In the Geo Quiz we're looking for a European country where a new tax is causing a stir. It targets some self-employed workers who didn't pay taxes in the past. These include astrologers and witches. And they're not happy about a tax on their ancient arts.