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.
India's Supreme Court has ruled against Big Pharma and for the country's generic drug companies. But who's the big winner in the end?
China's mysterious pig, duck, and people deaths could be connected. And that should worry us.
Budget hawks' plans to cut funding for political and social science aren't just short-sighted and simple-minded -- they'll actually hurt national security.
International Medical Corps responds to Laura Heaton's investigation of mass rape in a small Congolese town.
The 43rd president of the United States did a great thing for humankind -- but most Americans have no idea.
Esquire's article about "The Shooter" got it wrong, but our veterans' care is still shot.
It’s not Islamic radicals or war that’s killing the poor people of the Sahel. It’s something far simpler.
As winter clutches northern Syria, thousands displaced by the civil war take cold comfort in a temporary tent city.
The world could learn a lot from Brazil's fight against poverty.