As Numbers Swell, Syrian Refugees Face New Woes
As the conflict in Syria grinds on, thousands are fleeing their homes for refuge in neighboring countries. Jordan, to Syria's south, is having a difficult time caring for the 200,000 who have arrived so far.
Army Designs New Body Armor For Female Soldiers
Melissa Block speaks with Lynne Hennessey, a designer with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, about new body armor that has been developed to accommodate female soldiers.
National Security Experts Go Rogue For 'Drone Smackdown'
Law and national security experts got together last weekend for a dogfight they call the Drone Smackdown. The contest, though tongue in cheek, still raised lots of questions about the proliferation of drones, the rules of combat and federal efforts to regulate them.
Bolivia's Cerro Rico: The Mountain That Eats Men
Centuries of silver mining have left Cerro Rico mountain in the southern highlands of Bolivia on the verge of collapse. The Spanish forced Quechua Indian slaves into the mines to bankroll their empire. Today, the Quechua own the mines, but conditions here are still brutal.
Branding Health Care Exchanges To Make The Sale
In the process of creating its health insurance exchange, California wants to rename the marketplace. But it's tough to find a name that appeals to all Californians and explains the marketplace at the same time.
Why You Shouldn't Watch The Best New Show On TV
Andrew Wallenstein, a TV editor for Variety, has seen pilots for all of the new TV shows starting this fall. His favorite is Last Resort, although he doesn't think it will stay on TV for long.
Mixing Past And Present In Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea, once home to cannibals, still has an exotic aura. The local tourist economy caters to those notions, and visitors may see a hybrid of the traditional and the modern.