Are scooters a dangerous nuisance or environmentally friendly transportation? Or both? Charlie Warzel zips through the pros and cons of this debate.
Is dressing modestly oppressive or empowering? Bim Adewunmi speaks with designers and influencers about this rapidly growing fashion movement.
To see how sex robots could impact women, Scaachi Koul looks into simulated companions and speaks with a sex-tech CEO, a customer, and therapists.
As superbugs increase and some antibiotics fail, Azeen Ghorayshi looks at phage therapy, an obscure treatment that can fight bacterial infections.
Rega Jha explores Auroville, an eco-conscious, spiritual city in India, speaking with residents about how they created their own version of utopia.
Members of MS-13 use hip-hop to incite fear, recruit and communicate. John Stanton interviews former and current street gang members to learn more.
Many find ASMR videos -- online clips of offbeat sound effects -- both soothing and stimulating. Scaachi Koul examines this unconventional trend.
Bim Adewunmi reaches beyond the stereotypes of doomsday preppers to interview black survivalists who train people of color to prepare for disasters.
Juliane L?ffler speaks with the intersex community in Germany about their new legal recognition and a possible ban on gender surgeries for children.
Scaachi Koul takes a look at the toxic world of "men's rights activists" along with initiatives that support men without turning the blame on women.
As the opioid crisis intensifies, Azeen Ghorayshi explores safe injection sites, heroin users' perspectives on them and Seattle's push to open one.
John Stanton explores how legislation created to protect sex trafficking survivors has impacted the safety of another vulnerable group -- sex workers.
Charlie Warzel reveals how increasingly sophisticated technological wizardry can blur reality and fiction -- and could fuel the misinformation crisis.
When does too much technology become dangerous? Charlie Warzel visits a tech addiction rehab center and thinks critically on how we spend our time.
The billion-dollar teen influencer industry is skyrocketing, but at what cost to the teen stars? Scaachi Koul talks to influencers, parents and more.
Rega Jha reports on India's increasingly rigid beauty standards, the influence of Bollywood and the stigma associated with plastic surgery.
Amish romance novels have become increasingly popular among Christian women, but how authentic are they? Bim Adewunmi investigates.
Azeen Ghorayshi takes a look at the complicated court cases and ethical quandaries surrounding in vitro fertilization and frozen embryos in the U.S.
Swatting, a type of prank that sends police on an armed raid, can turn fatal. Ahmed Ali Akbar talks to a serial swatter, a victim's family and others.
Americans suffering from opioid addiction are seeking recovery across the border. John Stanton looks at two controversial treatment centers in Mexico.