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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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of a tiny island in the Mediterranean, located north of Crete. The answer is the Greek island of Antikythera. The World's David Leveille reports on new theory about the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient computing device dating back to 100 B.C. Researchers say it may have functioned as a calendar of the ancient Olympics.

Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Colombian state of Santander. The World's David Leveille reports that the state is home to a newly discovered species of butterfly.

Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Basel, Switzerland. The city was home to Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, who died yesterday. The World's David Leveille reports that Hofmann's discovery of LSD remains controversial.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer: Tempelhof airport

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Tempelhof Airport. The World's David Leveille reports that Berlin's city officials want to close the airport down. But supporters say it should stay open, in honor of its role during the historic Berlin Airport in 1948 and 1949.

Environment

Geo answer: Belgium

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Belgium. The World's David Leveille explains that the country's national airline has decided to slow down their airplanes to cut fuel consumption.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The two islands - one American and one Russian - in the middle of the Bering Strait, are the Big and Little Diomede Islands. The World's David Leveille follows up on a recent Geo Quiz about the distance between the US and Russia.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer: fifty miles

Fifty miles. That's about the distance separating the United States and Russia. And it's the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The World's David Leveille takes a look at an old proposal to link Siberia and mainland Alaska by tunnel.

Environment

Geo answer

Today's answer is Carancas, the Peruvian town that's located near the spot where a mysterious meteorite fell from the sky a few months ago. The World's David Leveille explains why scientists are puzzled by the meteorite and the crater it left behind.

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Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Rwanda, the original home of a small and rare African water lily. The World's David Leveille has the story of its rescue from extinction.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Armenia, where an international team of archaeologists has discovered what's believed to be the oldest leather shoe ever found. The World's David Leveille reports.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for a bridge in Germany where the US and the Soviet Union once swapped their captured secret agents. The World's David Leveille tells us more about this Cold War 'bridge of spies.'

Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the northern Swedish village of Harads, 18 miles south of the Arctic Circle. It's home to the new Tree Hotel, designed to provide guests with a close encounter with nature. The World's David Leveille has details.

Conflict & Justice

Auctioning off narco bling

Jewelry, helicopters and wines are all up for grabs in the Geo Quiz. The luxury goods are being auctioned off in the city that we want you to name. The auction features some of what Mexico's police force has seized from drug traffickers over the years.

Arts, Culture & Media

Captain Morgan's cannons

A river runs through the Geo Quiz: The Central American river on our radar today has been a busy waterway for the past five centuries. Pirates and traders famously plied these waters including the famed Captain Henry Morgan.

Global Politics

Lemur sanctuary

Lemurs are endangered and face all kinds of threats. Now billionaire Richard Branson has come up with a novel idea. He wants to create a safe haven for lemurs on an island in the Caribbean. For the Geo Quiz we want you to name that island.

Sports

Cycling the World

We're trying to track down Somen Debnath in the Geo Quiz. He's traveling around the world on bicycle to raise awareness of AIDS and Indian culture. Back in 2004 he headed off on his bicycle. By his own count, he's visited 60 countries - where is he now?