Global Scan

This is where bitcoins are made

Bitcoins are big money these days. So bitcoin miners are setting up vast, secretive warehouses filled with computers to earn them. We explain how it works. Meanwhile, terrorist wannabes have a lot to learn, so they turn to "The Koran for Dummies" for a quick education. And superstitions about albinism have taken a cruel turn in Tanzania, all in today's Global Scan.



Moon over Kilimanjaro

Are the retreating glaciers of Mount Kilamanjaro really the iconic symbol of climate change? Joining us to explain this is Doug Hardy from the University of Massachusetts.


Can Yogurt Slow the Spread of HIV?

Scientist Gregor Reid joins The Takeaway to talk about his work with HIV patients in Africa. He has helped teach a group of 'yogurt mamas' in Tanzania how they might serve up disease protection one cup at a time.


Jane Goodall on the future of primatology

Fifty years ago, Jane Goodall first walked into Gombe National Park in Tanzania. She talks about the changing political, environmental and ecological landscape in which she has dedicated her life's work of studying the interactions of wild chimpanzees.