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Indian schoolboys walk past a billboard in New Delhi on July 9, 2010, encouraging the birth of girls. Women in India often abort pregnancies if they learn they are bearing a female child.

Authorities in India are investigating a disturbing trend where mothers in 132 villages have given birth only to baby boys

Out of 216 babies born within the last three months in 132 villages in Uttarkashi, not a single girl birth has been recorded.

Number of babies born in Singapore drops to 8-year low

A greying population means deaths have been on an upward trajectory since at least 1998.
Lagos, Nigeria.

The 20 most crowded cities on Earth

From New York City to Tokyo, these are the most populous cities all over the world.
A $250,000 home for sale in Phoenix, Arizona.

What a $250,000 home looks like in 25 major US cities

We teamed up with Trulia to see what a $250,00 home looks like in the 25 most populous cities in the US.

These are the top 10 states people are moving out of

New York, Illinois, and California top the list of the states that are seeing the most outbound migration.
Francisco Nunez, 112, poses for a portrait at his home in Bienvenida, Badajoz, southern Spain, December 11, 2016.

Spain will have the world’s longest life expectancy in the next 20 years — and the US will fall behind China in the rankings

Japan has had the longest life expectancy in the world for years, but a study in the journal Lancet says Spain will take over the first-place post by 2040 with a life expectancy of 85.8 years. And the US will fall significantly in the rankings by 2040, reaching 64th place.

The population of the worlds largest penguin colony is rapidly declining, and nobody has any idea why

In 1982, there were over 2 million of them. Three decades later, that figure has dropped drastically.
A man wearing Ninja costume and teaching at the Ninja School in Iga City, Japan.

A small Japanese city is facing a ninja shortage — even with salaries as high as $85,000

Japan does not have enough ninjas. In an episode of NPR's 'Planet Money' podcast, Sally Herships visited Iga, a small city in central Japan that claims to be the birthplace of the ninja.
A woman and her 9-month-old daughter sit in wreckage from the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

9 natural disasters that took the lives of hundreds of thousands

Cyclones, hurricanes, and earthquakes have been some of the world's most deadly disasters, resulting in the deaths of millions of people. These are just a few of the natural disasters that have decimated the world's population today.
A man in Dhaka, Bangladesh leaps between the crowded train cars.

New York’s commuter nightmare is bad, but the world’s most crowded cities are even worse

Overpopulation, housing scarcities, and poor infrastructure all combine to make the world's most crowded cities giant clusters of traffic and congestion.