Dragon's blood, mandrake root and devil's snare were used for potions and spells in the Harry Potter series. But in real life, the creepy-named plants were used for medicinal purposes and could be purchased at an apothecary, also known as a pharmacy. Today, one of the best preserved apothecaries in the United States has been turned into a small museum in historic Alexandria, Virginia. Deborah Block reports.
A university in London is looking at new ways to use technology that displays fully three-dimensional images. They're hoping academics and experts can use the technology to deliver lectures in the classroom - remotely. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports.
Extreme weather events predicted by climate change sometimes mean more than just bad storms, sometimes they mean the exact opposite. In Germany, a hot, dry summer has left water levels at near historic lows, and that problem is rippling across the entire economy. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.