Our Geo Quiz can be boiled down to one simple question: Where would you find caves carved out of limestone cliffs, and filled with silk banners and colorful 8th century frescoes to attract Buddhist worshipers?
Geo Quiz: Organizers of the next World Cup in Brazil this week introduced the official musical instrument for the soccer tournament. Can you name it?
Sometimes amid the swirl of events it can be restorative just to slow down and exalt in a little bit of nature. Producer Alexa Dvorson had such a chance one recent night in Berlin, where she happened upon an early spring arrival to one of the city’s parks.
The Boston Marathon bombings investigation has focused a big spotlight on Chechnya. The two suspects’ family — the Tsarnaevs — have Chechen roots. Journalist Nathan Thornburgh blogs about the need to consider another side of Chechnya.
Geo Quiz: We’re looking for a country where thousands of people have signed a protest petition and even threatened to go into exile…all over a pop song.
For the Geo Quiz, we are looking for the fastest growing wine-producing region in the world.
Next stop! Geo Quiz: One of the newest metro stops being added to the Paris Metro- Line 11 will be named in honor of an endearing French singer famous for “Poinconour des Lilas”. Can you name the singer?
In Australia’s Northern Territory, termites build mounds that are tall, thin, and aligned like compass needles. How and why the insects do this is not entirely clear. One entomologist offers some theories.
Gorgui Dieng, the 6 ft 11 center of the University of Louisville Cardinals hails from West Africa. Can you name the country he was born in?
Threatening messages from Pyongyang toward South Korea and the US have been making headlines. There’s speculation that the North could be planning to launch a missile against an American target this week. Experts don’t seem to think that’s likely. But which if any American target would be within reach of a North Korean missile?
French and South African scientists are embarking on an expedition to learn more about the coelacanth, a fish which goes back to the age of dinosaurs.
For the Geo Quiz, we are looking for the names of the two landlocked countries in South America.
Madonna has announced plans to auction off a masterpiece painting “Three Women at the Red Table” that she’s owned for over 20 years. She says she’s doing it to raise money to support girls’ education in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Our Geo Quiz Tuesday takes us to the deepest part of the world’s oceans. It’s where scientists have found an abundance of tiny, microbial forms of life thriving in this extreme ocean environment.
Today’s Geo Quiz takes us to a famous fish market in central Tokyo. Each morning well before the sun comes up, tons and tons of frozen tuna are unloaded, packed in ice and and spread out for auction. Steve Dolinksy sent us a postcard from the biggest wholesale fish market in the world.