The original “selfie queen”

The Countess of Castiglione was obsessed with her own beauty, and meticulously art directed hundreds of portraits of herself over the course of her life.

Do humans need dairy?

Milk has been part of the human diet for thousands of years – but what does the latest research say about whether we can safely consume diary?

Inside the counterfeit economy

Counterfeit clothing is a trillion dollar business that relies on consumers’ thirst for bargains to fund terrorists, drug dealers and human traffickers.

A bigger problem than ISIS?

The Mosul Dam is failing. A breach would cause a colossal wave that could kill as many as a million and a half people.

The man who cleans up after plane crashes

Robert Jensen has spent his career restoring order after mass fatalities: identifying remains, caring for families, and recovering personal effects. Here’s how he became the best at the worst job in the world.