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Singapore's science dreams

Singapore is laying the foundation for a future economy based on science. It's sending its own citizens abroad for a top education, and enticing some the world's best minds in science to its shores. Reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro has more.

Conflict & Justice

Europe presses to ban bluefin tuna trade

EU leaders are throwing their weight behind a proposed international ban on the trade in bluefin tuna from the Atlantic and Mediterranean. The prized fish is one of the world's most over-harvested marine species. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.

Global Politics

Progress slow in rebuilding Gaza Strip

Linda Gradstein reports that conditions in the Gaza Strip have not improved as much as international aid donors want. The Palestinians blame Israel for restricting transportation, Israel demands assurances that material won't be used to make weapons.

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.

Lifestyle & Belief

South Korea's substitute men

Jason Strother tells us about a service for the stressed-out in South Korea. It's called �Substitute Men� and they'll do just about anything customers ask � within limits and the law.