Over the past 25 years, GPS has evolved from a battlefield novelty to a smartphone staple. Beset by technological challenges, Pentagon infighting, and the arc of history, the road to space-based navigation was grueling.
Caste and social inequality persist in modern India, but the poor are now political in a way unheard of in the first several decades after independence.
Sarun, a cab driver in Qatar, had not been paid in nearly four months. His family back home in Nepal desperately needed the money. He hadn't been home in two years, and his boss controlled his passport. All Sarun could do was wait.
We live in an “age of connection,” which is to say what, exactly? In the last twenty years, globalization and technological advances have improved the quality of life for many and given rise to voices traditionally shut out. It has also contributed to inequality, insecurity, and a creeping sense of instability.
Bearing a false belief of racial singularity and superiority, can Japanese culture ever embrace diversity in an ever-intertwining world?
Russians are turning from legal hunting to poaching. Sometimes it’s a luxury sport. Other times, it’s just for survival.
Well-intentioned volunteers travel around the world with the purpose of “giving back” to underdeveloped regions. For some, underlying motives of greed and narcissism by both organizations and individuals get in the way of charitable actions.