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The ‘space kingdom’ Asgardia says it’s the first nation with all of its territory in orbit — but legal experts are dubious

Asgardia, a group that's trying to become the first country in space, claims its first satellite is all of its territory. But experts aren't so sure.
People demonstrate for the legalization of gay marriage and parenting on December 16, 2012 in Paris, France.

The 25 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

2017 has been a big year for LGBT rights. Both Malta and Germany legalized same-sex marriage and, this week, Australia made big strides in the same direction.

6 countries where it’s easier for Americans to get dual citizenship

If you're looking to acquire dual citizenship, countries like Ireland, Israel, and Italy make it more accessible.

Nearly 15,000 nuclear weapons exist today in the arsenals of these 9 nations

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize went to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), but there's a lot of work left to do.
Guess which two North American countries made the list?

The 20 most unhealthy countries in the world

These are the countries that have the highest rates of obesity and drink and smoke the most.
The country with the most well-travelled citizens boasts a whopping average of 11.4 trips per person, per year.

The 10 countries with the most well-travelled citizens

The country with the most well-travelled citizens boasts a whopping average of 11.4 trips per person, per year.

The US ranks nearly last in a list of rich countries that improve lives in the developing world — here’s the full ranking

Put out by the Center for Global Development, the Commitment to Development Index ranks the 27 richest countries for their efforts in helping poorer countries.

How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries

Handshake etiquette changes depending on where you are in the world. Here's how to greet people in 14 countries.

What the least socially progressive countries all have in common

The 2017 Social Progress Index finds seven countries are the lowest performers in social progress, failing on measures of health, sanitation, and more.

The 16 most innovative countries in the world

Around the world, forward-thinking countries can reveal where humanity is headed. Here are the most innovative.