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Advances in technology are allowing scientists to understand the human brain as never before. Susan Watts looks at new approaches to dealing with mental illness, and whether brain-enhancing drugs can actually make you smarter.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Feb 2012 21:30

Going hungry in Venezuela

Supermarket shelves

The BBC's Vladimir Hernandez on Venezuela's failure to get food on people's tables.

House of horrors

Red House

The house where the Philippines' forgotten 'comfort women' were held.

Disabled and Displaced

(L) Syrian refugee Moead and BBC correspondent Nikki Fox (R)

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Killing the Ganges


Can the poisoned river be saved?