The conflict over publishing controversial bird flu research may come to a head next Monday, as the Dutch government meets to consider whether it should lift controls that have kept a scientist from openly discussing his work with the deadly virus.
Presidential hopeful Jean-Luc Melenchon draws large rallies, rivaling mainstream candidates Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande. Helped along by the economic crisis, he has tapped into working-class anger over wage inequality, the decline of French industry, and global capitalism.
Smokers who exercised just a little bit had an easier time quitting and were less likely to relapse, new research says. Even smokers who can't quit are less likely to die if they walk 15 minutes a day.
An Afro-Swedish artist created a cake of a naked black woman. As a statement on female genital mutilation, the artist screamed every time attendees cut into the cake. Host Michel Martin discusses the incident that has sparked outrage with David Landes, editor of Sweden's The Local. Advisory: This segment may not be comfortable for some listeners.
A video that caused a sensation in Mexico for using child actors to highlight social and political challenges has been removed from both YouTube and the website of the group that produced it. Despite being online for less than a week, "Niños Incómodos" was viewed more than 1.8 million times.
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