Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author Brook Larmer about the upcoming democratic election in Bhutan - the country's first-ever; Larmer's article, "Bhutan's Enlightened Experiment," appears in this month's National Geographic.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. People in Bhutan headed to the polls today in their nation's first parliamentary election. Anchor Marco Werman spoke with the BBC's Chris Morris, who's in Thimphu.
The answer to our Geo Quiz today is the Kingdom of Bhutan, where a team of researchers has discovered tigers living more than 13,000 ft up in the Himalayas. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Steve Backshall.
In 1999, the King of Bhutan announced that television and the internet would be allowed in the country as part of the kingdom's goal of pursuing "gross national happiness." Despite the fact that not all of the 700,000 or so residents ?most of them rural ?
The country we want you to name for the Geo Quiz is a landlocked kingdom in the Himalayas. If you plan to travel there, keep in mind there's a national dress code. And be prepared to dodge arrows: archery is the national sport.
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is tough on tobacco. There is a ban on smoking in public places and it is illegal to import or grow tobacco. As The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, many Bhutanese are wondering if the government is going too far.
In the Himalayas, a parasitic fungus attacking insects is regionally believed to boost the immune system and help with sexual dysfunction. In Bhutan, the government has been trying to regulate the hunt. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.