Vice: Children for Sale

A vast underground network of traffickers has made a living convincing poor mothers in Bulgaria to sell their infants to rich Greek couples. From the courts, to the slums, to the NGOs fighting to put an end to the practice, VICE Greece took a deep dive into how the trafficking …

Vice: The New Space Race / Closing Gitmo

Decades after the Apollo missions, a new era of manned spaceflight is dawning — and this time, the destination is Mars. NASA and a growing community of private companies have set their sights on the Red Planet, and they’re developing the technologies that will actually get us there. VICE reports …

Vice: Die Trying – The Battle for ALS Treatment

The 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge raised millions of dollars for ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative disease. While the social media wave gave new life to ALS research, there is still no viable treatment, and access to experimental drugs is limited. Battling ALS herself, VICE editor Angelina Fanous meets with patients and …

Vice: Student Debt / Fecal Medicine

Americans owe $1.3 trillion in student loans –second only to home mortgages. The rise in student loan borrowing is tied to skyrocketing tuition rates, which are up 226% since 1980. VICE reports from America’s college campuses to explore how a spigot of easy money from the federal government is jacking …

Vice: Flint Water Crisis / Libya on the Brink

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan horrified the nation: a once-thriving industrial city had fallen on such hard times that residents couldn’t even trust the water from their own taps. More shocking still were revelations that city and state officials knew about the problems with the water, but failed to …

Vice: Heroin Crisis / The New Age of Nukes

America is facing the worst drug epidemic this country has ever seen: more people are dying from overdoses than from car accidents-and at the center of it is an explosion in the use of heroin. Thomas Morton traces the causes and impacts of the crisis, from the poppy farms of …

Vice: The End of Polio / Collateral Damage

Pakistan is the last battleground in the fight to eradicate polio: since the late 80s, new cases of the wild disease have dropped from hundreds of thousands per year to just hundreds. But in Pakistan’s poorest areas, there is widespread distrust of vaccinators, and the Pakistani Taliban have openly condoned …

Vice: The Deal / City of Lost Children

Since the hostage crisis in 1979, Iran and the United States have been bitter enemies. But in 2015, the US and major world powers reached an unprecedented agreement with Iran, lifting economic sanctions in exchange for Iran’s agreement to limit its nuclear capabilities. VICE travels to Tehran to gauge attitudes …

Vice: Trump in Dubai / China in Africa

The United Arab Emirates, and Dubai in particular, are often described as paradise in the Middle East. But the 5 million migrant workers who live there, making up more than half the population, have an entirely different experience. They live in appalling conditions, and regularly end up with nothing, even …

Vice: The Future of Energy

At the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, world leaders agreed that climate change is an urgent threat — cementing green energy production as a new frontier of innovation. VICE takes an in-depth look at the future of how we make and use energy, and how we can meet growing …