The Restless Youth Issue
A Timeline of Youth in Revolt
The world’s youth have always found ways to stand up for what’s right.
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE
How Does Global Trade Work?
The world has become a vast, interlinked, and sometimes interdependent marketplace.
The Tight Squeeze Issue
You're More Likely to Be Hit by a Meteor Than Win the Lotto Jackpot
But Americans still spend more on lottery games than sports tickets, books, video games, movie tickets, and music combined.
Women Are Taking Over the World's Democracies
We took a look at global democracy and the rise of female leaders around the globe.
The Sick Day Issue
How Does It Work?: Alternative Energy
The move away from fossil fuels seems to be gaining momentum, and a number of creative solutions have emerged.
The Borders Issue
Infographic: Where the World Vacations
Last year, Americans took 73 million trips abroad, with most going next door to Mexico or Canada.
The Up Close and Personal Issue
Beyond Tattoos: A Breakdown of Extreme Body Modification
This month's infographic explores the process of body modification, from subdermal horns and lip splitting to scarification and cheek gauges.
The Holy Cow Issue
A Brief History of Ponzi Schemes
From three-card monte to insurance fraud to more sophisticated financial scams, the goal of a Ponzi scheme is always the same—to make a quick buck.
The We Missed You Issue
How Cops Control Crowds
A graphic look into the types of weapons governments use to keep the public at bay.
The Crown and Spectre Issue
Infographic: California Hasn't Been This Dry in a Millennium
The drought is fanning literal and figurative flames.
The Prison Issue
Infographic: A Breakdown of America's Life Behind Bars
When it comes to prisons, the US favors quantity over quality. We lock up millions and then release them ill-equipped to reenter society, hampered by debt from prison fees, and barred from certain forms of government assistance.
the Earth Died Screaming Issue
We Blew It: A Time Line of Human Impact on the Planet
Can we get a do-over? Pretty please?