How markets, people and power interact.
Asia’s heroin now sold in lemon yellows and cotton-candy pinks
Why pastel-colored smack is being produced in the wilds of Myanmar.
This graphic shows the costliest climate events in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean
In total, the top 10 disasters have caused $388.23 billion in economic losses.
Even China and India are more energy efficient than the US, a new report says
The US is 13th among 16 major economies. Who's on top?
This German program offers some of the world's best paid job training. So why is it struggling to attract workers?
Despite its great success, the country’s apprenticeship system is battling to keep young people interested.
This one species of penguin is actually thriving despite global warming
But climate change deniers can't rejoice quite yet.
Why Uruguay’s David and Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters
Smoking is on course to kill up to 1 billion worldwide this century, most in poor nations. Could this little South American country, in a legal fight with Philip Morris, help turn that around?
This TV ad exploits Argentina’s Messi to promote more than just soccer
The state-run energy company uses the soccer star to get fans pumped about drilling for oil and gas. It’s not the first time the country has mixed politics and the World Cup.
People living on the England-Scotland border worry about a new dividing line
In a region with a turbulent past, an upcoming Scottish vote on independence raises concerns that new border constraints will make life a lot more complicated.
This heart-wrenching new ad from Thailand will leave you crying in a puddle of your own tears
Who says these emotionally manipulative ads only sell life insurance?
This Greenpeace commercial slammed LEGO for its brand partnership with Shell oil, and it worked
LEGO says it will not renew the marketing contract it's had with Shell since the 1960s.
Here’s why Punjab state has India’s worst cancer crisis
As the economy grows, so does the suffering.
It turns out rape is also really bad for India's economy
The aftermath of the Delhi gang rape has been particularly hard for tourism and working women.
Delhi’s 30,000 unruly monkeys steal stuff, terrorize people and even kill
So residents have concocted creative (and sometimes nasty) ways to combat them.
A chain of Thai restaurants is storming the West. But it's no McPadThai
Does bad Thai food depress you? There’s an upscale Mango Tree coming to a city near you.
Here’s why so many elderly Chinese are collecting trash
Life is rough for retirees in the world’s second largest economy.
Seoul's eccentric mayor is building hotels for insects. Yes, bugs
It's part of his plan to improve life in the Korean capital.
Welcome to Silicon Allee
You read it right. Berlin may finally be living up to its hopes of becoming Europe’s startup hub.
Russia's pipeline politics are dividing the EU
The Kremlin is seeking to isolate Ukraine by strengthen Europe's dependence on Russian gas.
This is Argentina’s last month to avoid another default
Foreign ‘vultures’ and Argentines alike are demanding their money back. But will their quest for compensation push the country to default again?
This Singapore mall has real live maids for sale
They are on display and marketed as 'sweet-natured and compliant.'
Coming soon: Flights from New York to Beijing in just 2 hours!
Disclaimer: This offer is currently limited to intrepid billionaires.
This Indian meal service is so efficient it’s the envy of FedEx
In a country not exactly known for promptness, 6 million meals each day get delivered through Mumbai traffic with flawless precision.
Floods, drought, war? It must be El Niño again
The bad boy of weather is 80 percent likely to strike this year. Here’s what to brace for.
Struggling to save Punjab’s next generation
Not long ago Punjab was one of India’s success stories. Now half the state’s youth are addicted to drugs.
Facebook manipulated users' emotions in a secret study. What's next?
The social networking site altered the feeds of 700,000 users to study 'emotional contagion.'
Why a little country like Paraguay is launching a space program
Paraguay’s space oddity is actually not so odd when you think about it. Here are a few reasons why.
Here are the 15 most popular world leaders on Twitter and their most retweeted tweets
Who has the most followers? Hint: It's not Tony Abbott.
Why less coca does not equal less cocaine
Fields of the illicit narco plant have shrunk to a record low, but higher quality and efficiency mean global supplies of the Andean marching powder could still be booming.
ISIL loves terrorism and kitties
Prepare to be sucked into a weird hole in the internet, one of violence and war and also of cats.
Finally, we know which country is the most useless
The Good Country Index is a (less-than-perfect) ranking of how much different nations contribute to global welfare.
How ISIL is gaming the world's journalists
These militants are good at the internet. A little too good.