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Quiz: Country time!

As South Sudan becomes independent, it is the 34th new country in 20 years. How much do you know about the other new kids on the global block?


  Before and after the Minot flood, and a plan to rebuild

After flooding in the past two weeks, the city of Minot, North Dakota, is still largely underwater, but an ambitious plan is unfolding to protect it the next time. See interactive satellite images.


  Your mission: nuclear sabotage

You’re not a spy or a Navy SEAL — you’re a cyber warrior, and your goal is to hack your way into a rogue nuclear facility by answering questions about the mysterious Stuxnet computer worm.


  Before and after: A controversial flood plan put to use

The town of Cairo, Ill., was saved last week when Army engineers opened a levee to divert surging floodwaters as part of a controversial plan first authorized in 1928.


  Before and after: Tuscaloosa in the tornadoes’ path

The tornadoes that tore across the south last week left a devastating trail of loss and destruction. Comparative satellite images provide a vivid portrait of what was lost.


  How to fix education

At WNET’s recent “Celebration of Teaching and Learning,” we asked educators, policy makers and other big thinkers to propose solutions for the world’s most pressing educational problems.


  Who would you kill? Test your moral intuitions

An out-of-control train is hurtling down the track toward four trapped hikers. What do you do? Test your moral intuitions in life-or-death situations with this interactive quiz.


  4 questions, 12 thinkers

We asked a dozen big thinkers to share their ideas on how to fix America. Hear what else they had to say.


  Global piracy map

Piracy incidents around the world Early on Thursday morning Somali pirates seized a Panamanian tanker called the Hannibal II 900 nautical miles from the Somali coast, closer to India than to Somalia. Though the greatest number of ships are seized in the notorious Gulf of Aden, or “Pirate Alley,” off the coast of Somalia, the […]

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