Launched July 2, 2014 Michael Edison Hayden, Sami Siva
India's transgendered women have a documented history dating back to the Kama Sutra, but live on the fringes of society, struggling to find legitimate employment, and battling an epidemic of HIV/AIDS.
Launched June 30, 2014 Molly K. Dutmers
The Catholic Church stands at a crossroads—church attendance in Europe has decreased and the millennial generation is becoming detached. Can Pope Francis and the Church adapt to the modern era?
Image by Wu Di. China, 2014.
Launched June 30, 2014 He Guangwei
China confronts a hidden but grave environmental threat—soil pollution related to industrial development that affects as much as one fifth of China's farmland.
Image by James Harkin. Turkey, 2014.
Launched June 26, 2014 James Harkin
How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.
Image by Hari Sreenivasan. Guatemala, 2014.
Launched June 25, 2014 Hari Sreenivasan, Roger Thurow
In Guatemala, an effort is underway to reverse a stubborn trend: about 50 percent of children are so malnourished they're “stunted” — physically, intellectually, and later in life, economically.
Launched June 25, 2014 Michelle Goldberg
There’s a growing push in Europe to criminalize the buying but not the selling of sex. Advocates say such laws curb trafficking. Opponents say they hurt prostitutes. Who's right?
Karachi Circular Railway walkover. Image by Ivan Sigal. Nazimabad, Karachi, 2014.
Launched June 18, 2014 Ivan Sigal
An investigation of Karachi's urban development, tracing a defunct public transport route to explore stories about the city’s growth, its urban present, its rural past and its possible futures.
Image by Alex MacLean. Canada, 2014.
Launched June 9, 2014 Dan Grossman, Alex MacLean
Alberta’s oil sands region is at the heart of the KeystoneXL pipeline controversy. A project built on aerial photographs from 1,000 feet up brings into sharp focus the project's scale—and stakes.
Launched May 31, 2014 Sarah Weiser
From the U.S. to India, alarm has long been raised about overpopulation, leading to calls for harsh measures to curb it. But is population control the answer?
Image by Philip Brasher. Ethiopia, 2014.
Launched May 27, 2014 Philip Brasher
The Obama administration is spending $3.5 billion and partnering with multinational corporations to increase food production in 19 of the world's poorest countries.
Image by Geric Cruz. Philippines, 2014.
Launched May 22, 2014 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.
Launched May 18, 2014 Karim Chrobog
About a third of all the food we produce goes to waste. What we thoughtlessly leave to rot in fields, landfills, and our own refrigerators could alleviate world hunger and help reverse climate change.
Image by Matthew Niederhauser. Brazil, 2014.
Launched May 12, 2014 Matthew Niederhauser
The Real World Cup looks at the largesse of the soccer extravaganza in Brazil by examining its actual impact on local communities and urban infrastructure in host cities around the country.
Image by Joanne Silberner. Fiji, 2014.
Launched May 7, 2014 Joanne Silberner
Climate change has already destroyed homes and crops. But what is it doing to mental health?
Image by Alice Proujansky. United States, 2014.
Launched May 6, 2014 Alissa Quart, Alice Proujansky
Millions of women from poor countries come to work in America as caregivers or nannies. Who looks after their children back home?
Image by Sebastian Meyer. Iraq, 2014.
Launched May 2, 2014 Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
Today Iraq is consumed by sectarian fighting, but in the north the legacy of the US-led war is progress. Iraqi Kurdistan has autonomy, security, and oil. But what is Kurdistan beyond "the other Iraq"?
Image by Jonathan Vigliotti. Greenland, 2013.
Launched May 1, 2014 Jonathan Vigliotti
Polar bears in Greenland struggle to find food as climate change chips away at Arctic ice. Climatologists say the resulting bear vs. human conflict is a warning for communities worldwide.
Image by Joshua Hammer. Mali, 2014.
Launched April 25, 2014 Joshua Hammer
In 2012, Jihadists occupied two-thirds of Mali, creating the world's most dangerous terrorist sanctuary. This is the story of how it happened, and how a few brave individuals tried to outwit them.
Launched April 21, 2014 Jina Moore
Investors have made millions suing the world's poorest countries over bad debts—but these so-called vulture funds may not be as bad as they sound.
Image by Tomas van Houtryve. United States, 2014.
Launched April 18, 2014 Tomas van Houtryve
A drone's-eye view of America reveals the changing nature of war, privacy, and government transparency.
Image by David Rochkind. Vietnam, 2014.
Launched April 15, 2014 David Rochkind, Jens Erik Gould
Vietnam has less than 30 percent of the funding needed to fight tuberculosis. With only the most basic treatment programs, the country may soon be faced with the spread of a drug-resistant strain.
Image by Jim Burress. Liberia, 2014.
Launched April 14, 2014 Jim Burress
Years after the end of brutal, decades-long civil war, Liberia has little in terms of a mental health infrastructure. But the need is great, and progress is painstakingly slow
Image by Fred de Sam Lazaro. Bangladesh, 2014.
Launched April 8, 2014 Fred de Sam Lazaro
One year after the collapse of Rana Plaza many workers in Bangladesh still depend on garment-making—despite the low wages and high safety risk that come with the job.
Launched April 3, 2014 Kwame Dawes, Andre Lambertson
Jamaica is proud of its religious tradition, but how has the Jamaican church responded to the complex challenges of HIV/AIDS in a changing society?