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Arts

Scientists are becoming artists, thanks to 'NanoArt'

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.

Global Scan

Has Christopher Columbus' flagship been found off the coast of Haiti?

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.

Global Scan

Old spy satellite images get a new life revealing ancient cities

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.

Global Scan

A Nobel Peace Prize for Edward Snowden?

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

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Global Politics

Romanians mark somber anniversary

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Nightlosers

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.

Conflict & Justice

Connect R

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on a Romanian rapper named Connect R. He's a member of the Roma, or gypsy, minority group. And he's started his own Roma pride campaign.

Conflict & Justice

Roma integration in Bulgaria

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.

Conflict & Justice

Sarkozy versus Gypsy

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.

Global Politics

Taxing witchcraft

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.