Six events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2014.
Pentecostalism is the world's fastest growing religious movement. But in much of Africa, it's fueling witch-hunts and the spread of HIV/AIDS.
What crocodile-infested rivers and hovercrafts tell us about how people value their own safety.
60 years ago, London was even more polluted than Beijing is today.
How shamed wives, rogue chemists, and crooked doctors move 'Ice' in the Hermit Kingdom.
Lessons in disaster recovery from Bush's underappreciated second-term rebound.
Snapshots of life in a Siberian town that's lost its livelihood.
Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing?
From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?
Polio is back from the brink of extinction -- ravaging the battlefields of Syria and spreading across the Middle East.
India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.
Can food grow in a nuclear wasteland? Scientists in Kazakhstan may be close to an answer.
Nathan Myhrvold's a king of computer science, intellectual property, and extreme food. Can he teach Washington how to fight bad guys too?
USAID's first known war-zone-related suicide raises troubling questions about whether America is doing enough to assist its relief workers.
A doctor reports from the front lines of Bashar al-Assad's war on civilians.
It's not what the World Bank's president is cooking up.
A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.
Explaining the persistence of violence, sectarianism, and incompetence.
Yes, the U.S. health-care system is plagued by distorted prices and incentives. But American consumers are part of the problem.
It's time to stop pretending that America's in Afghanistan to help women.
Why America should swap its retirees, patients, and students for skilled immigrant labor.
The Bahraini government needs to stop targeting medical professionals who dare to treat injured protesters.
The world has made great strides in combating extreme poverty. But it’s time to set a new horizon.