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What It's Like to Build a Hospital in a Warzone

An engineer in war-torn South Sudan explains what its like to build medical infrastructure in a place so violent that the UN can't send in its own ground workers.
Andy Jones
2 days ago
psychology
psychology

Who You Hate Depends on How Smart You Are, Study Finds

According to a new study, people with both high and low intelligence are prejudiced—the difference is just who they are prejudiced against.
Diana Tourjée
5.9.18
jobs
jobs

Domestic Workers Are Using WhatsApp to Organize and Escape Abuse

The hugely popular messaging service provides an unlikely lifeline for migrant women working as live-in maids and nannies.
Laura Secorun
5.7.18
Memes
Memes

The Pop Politics of Pop Mie (and Other Instant Noodle Brands)

Facebook groups combining popular instant noodle brands with political parties are our favorite thing this week.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.23.18
Israel and Palestine
Israel and Palestine

The History and Rage Behind the Deadly Protests in Gaza

Reports of violent encounters with Israeli forces are not exactly rare in the deeply contested Palestinian territory. But this time feels different.
Patrick Hilsman
4.6.18
japan
japan

'You're Contaminated': The Stigma Against Japan's Fukushima Survivors

A 2011 quake and tsunami led to a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, killing thousands and displacing more. Two 'nuclear refugees' explain why returning home is more complicated than it seems.
Bobbie van der List
3.13.18
quinoa
quinoa

Malaysian Prime Minister Compared to Marie Antoinette for Preferring Quinoa to Rice

Critics say this is further evidence he's unfit to lead the country.
Mayukh Sen
2.28.18
politics
politics

'My People Are Brainwashed': The Women Who Escaped North Korea

From putting their families at risk of execution to struggles with guilt and paranoia, freedom comes at a cost for those who flee the Hermit Kingdom.
Bobbie van der List
2.26.18
masculinity
masculinity

I Did Every Clichéd Manly Activity to See if It Boosted My Testosterone

I ate raw eggs, shot a gun, and got tattooed in my quest to figure out if machismo is bullshit.
Justin Caffier
2.18.18
climate change
climate change

The Woman Going After Big Energy for the Typhoon That Killed Her Family

Can polluters be held legally responsible for the damage wrought by climate change? We may find out soon.
Geoff Dembicki
2.15.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

African Countries Are Using Trump's 'Shithole' Comments to Drive Tourism

"We would like to invite you to come to shithole Namibia, one of the best shithole countries out there."
Drew Schwartz
2.1.18
Jakarta
Jakarta

Face It, 100 Days Just Isn't Long Enough to Judge Anies-Sandi's Administration

This whole "100 days" thing has nothing to do with reality.
Adi Renaldi
1.29.18