fitness

Arts

Watch office workers become athletic gods

When SmugMug, a Silicon Valley photo-hosting startup, wanted some pictures for the company gym, it turned to Benjamin Von Wong. What resulted was a dramatic series that turned the company's employees into extreme athletic warriors in black and white.

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Sports

China's approach to sports

In just over two weeks, Beijing hosts the Olympic Games, and The World's Mary Kay Magistad looks at how China's approach to sports and physical activity is different from that of many Western countries.

Arts, Culture & Media

Soft food and obesity

A Harvard anthropologist says soft food is sabotaging the battle against obesity. He argues that the modern diet is too over-processed and spongy. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from The World's science correspondent David Kohn.

Arts, Culture & Media

The causes of famine

Droughts and floods can cause food crises. But so can politics and economics. Reporter David Hecht examines the roots of the 2005 food crisis in the West African nation of Niger and why so many children starved to death despite an adequate harvest.

Global Politics

Norman Borlaug's life and legacy

PRI's The World speaks with Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute, about the life and career of Norman Borlaug, a scientist whose work developing high-yield crops earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. He died this past weekend.