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Arts, Culture & Media

Music of the Achuar people

The Achuar live in a piece of the Amazon rainforest in South America. Their ancestral territory straddles two countries we'd like you to name. Reporter Andy Isaacson recently traveled to a remote Achuar village to find out more about their way of life.

Conflict & Justice

Inca capital

For our Geo Quiz we're interested in the Peruvian highlands. The city we'd like you to name is located there. It once served as the capital of the Incan empire. That all changed with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.


Culture in a war zone

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Wired Magazine's Noah Schachtman about the US Army program that sends cultural experts into war zones. The experts are known as "human terrain analysts," and three of them have been killed in the past two years.

Arts, Culture & Media

Amazon geoglyphs

We're heading to the furthest reaches of the world's biggest forest in search of a lost city. Anthropologists thought only small, simple societies lived there. Rumors have persisted of long-lost great civilizations. The World's Marina Giovannelli reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

The science of beer goggles

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to Marcus Munafo, a behavioral psychologist at the University of Bristol in the UK about a new study showing that drinking a glass of beer or wine really does make the person across from you seem more attractive.