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King of the ice

Forrest McCarthy built a career helping scientists in Antarctica. As the climate changed, so did he.

By Eric Niiler


What would you do? Take an immigrant’s journey.

Here are eight immigrant stories, told through composite characters but based on real laws and historically documented scenarios. Follow their paths, and see how you would respond to the choices they faced.

‘A mirror made out of sound’

By Thea Breite, Nicholas Pfosi, and Sofia Adams


Doing disaster right

How do you recover from a hurricane? Ask survivors of Katrina.

By Stephanie Grace

Photos by Susan Poag

The mother of all election challenges

If you think running for office is hard, try doing it with a baby.

By Delia Cabe

Stories in Ideas

Playing both sides

By Glenn McDonald

First Person

The Pop-Tart whisperer

A war correspondent picks up a surprising skill (and a taste of home) in Afghanistan

By David Filipov

Stories in First Person

I was dying up there

By Allen Strickland Williams