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January 6th, 2012
08:25 PM ET

The Revealer: Virtual Archaeology

A digital form of Archaeology is revealing secrets of the past. It allows scientists to do their work without digging in the dirt.

Nick Glass has this week's edition of The Revealer, beginning in Austria.

Filed under: backstory • The Revealer
Sectarian divide in Israel
January 6th, 2012
06:12 PM ET

Sectarian divide in Israel

Last week, we told you about the nasty sectarian battle brewing in Israel between ultra-Orthodox extremists and more moderate religious Jews. Well as Kevin Flower reports, the debate definitely isn’t going away.

Filed under: backstory • Interviews • Israel • journalists • Religion • Uncategorized
Could this have been the original Apple iPhone, 1983?
Photos of a prototype from Apple in 1983 have some asking, could this have been the original iPhone?
January 6th, 2012
05:11 PM ET

Could this have been the original Apple iPhone, 1983?

Check out these photos. No, you’re not seeing the latest version of the iPhone! In fact, the photos show an Apple prototype from 1983 that never made it into the marketplace.

Like the iPhone and the iPad, the device came with a touch screen and a stylus. The man who designed this prototype, Hartmut Esslinger, also designed Apple’s first “portable” computer.

Filed under: backstory • Science and Technology • U.S.
January 6th, 2012
03:29 AM ET

The high cost of running for U.S. President and super PAC's

It costs a lot to run for U.S. president, but this year’s campaigns are spending less on advertising and benefitting from a new form of financing called super Political Action Committees or super PAC’s.

Fionnuala Sweeney talked with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the powerful new player in the race for president.

Filed under: backstory • journalists • politics • U.S.