Humans have been genetically modifying foods for centuries. Wild tomatoes or carrots for instance don't look much like the mass produced foods we eat today. But in these days of genetic modification, consumers have tended to keep so called "Frankenfoods" at arms length. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports a new generation of precision editing techniques may change that.
Some of you may be familiar with mythical sea monsters. For example, Scotland's infamous Loch Ness Monster "Nessie," and Giganto, fictional beasts of comic book fame. But millions of years ago, there were real-life sea monsters that lived and thrived in what we now call the South Atlantic Ocean. Now a Smithsonian museum in Washington is giving visitors a chance to learn about these ancient marine reptiles. VOA's Julie Taboh has more.
Somalia's 30 years of chronic conflict have left an estimated 1 in 3 people affected by mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, there are only three licensed psychiatrists in the entire country. Mohamed Sheikh Nor reports from Mogadishu on Somalia's huge mental health challenges.
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed hundreds of people, could continue for several months. That's the latest warning from a senior World Health Organization official. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports.