Image provided by Amy Maxmen.
September 25, 2014 by Amy Maxmen

While paleontologists push the dates of our origins back in time, agricultural scientists are trying to ensure that humans last long into the future.

Image by Julia Rendleman. Bhutan, 2014.
September 16, 2014 by Julia Rendleman, Moriah Balingit

Bhutanese refugees in Nepal never got much international attention and now, after more than 20 years living in camps, they are being resettled around the world. Will their cultural identity survive?

September 11, 2014 by Selin Thomas

Boston University student fellow Selin Thomas documents people on the margins as she tells stories of the Syrian conflict.

September 5, 2014 by Lynn Hicks, Rodney White

China faces huge challenges in feeding its people sustainably and safely. Iowa and U.S. agribusinesses believe they have the solutions. Are they the right ones?

August 28, 2014 by Michelle Ferng

Peru, along with the rest of Latin America, is experiencing one of the fastest demographic shifts in the world. Older people over 60 will outnumber children under 14 by 2040. Is the country ready?

Image by Paul Short. Turkey, 2014.
August 27, 2014 by Paul Short

Few world cities match the speed of Istanbul’s urban transformation. As new mass housing projects, business districts and suspended bridges dot the city’s horizon, the urban poor are being displaced.

Image by Geric Cruz. Philippines, 2014.
May 22, 2014 by Ana P. Santos

When a Filipino woman leaves her home to work overseas as a nanny, she knows that it will be years before she sees her own children again.

Image by Sami Siva. India, 2014.
March 31, 2014 by Michael Edison Hayden, Sami Siva

Doctors have demanded fixes to India's public hospitals for years, but have been stifled by mismanagement.

Reinventing China’s Emptying Countryside. Image by Leah Thompson. China, 2013.
January 10, 2014 by Yunfan Sun, Leah Thompson

As China rapidly urbanizes, many villages—and their distinct cultural heritage and folk traditions—disappear daily. Two urban Chinese artists go back to the land in search of meaning in modern China.

Rio de Janeiro
September 5, 2013 by Jawad Wahabzada

With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, 170,000 Brazilian favela residents are scheduled to relocate. Losing their homes will mean losing their identity and their past.

Image by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times. Egypt, 2011.
July 10, 2013 by Kenneth R. Weiss

The largest generation in history is entering its prime childbearing years, poised to add 2 billion more people to the planet. Ken Weiss investigates the causes and consequences of such rapid growth.

October 10, 2012 by Paul Salopek

As Paul Salopek journeys around the world on foot, he will follow the migration pathways of our ancestors who walked out of Africa 50,000 years ago.

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