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Arts, Culture & Media

Corn in Africa

Development agencies have long promoted corn as a crop that can modernize African agriculture. Yet some food experts say Africa has now become over-reliant on corn, and the result has been increased malnutrition and vulnerability to famine.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Central Asia's Gobi Desert. An archaeological site in that region -- within the Uighur Autonomous Region of China -- is where scientists discovered the world's oldest known marijuana. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from lead scientist, Dr. Ethan Russo whose research is published in the Journal of Experimental Botany.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins reveals the answer to our Geo Quiz today. We wanted the name of the continent that extends into all 4 hemispheres of Earth -- north, south, east and west. The answer is Africa, which has portions both north and south of the equator, and portions both east and west of the prime meridian.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo Quiz and answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're searching for a Pacific island atoll that lies just about halfway between North America and Asia. Its beaches are often littered with trash came from a floating mass of plastic trash called the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch.