A vocal contingent of Catholic nuns stands up to the Vatican to push for change.
A Saudi defies the law, gets behind the wheel, and creates a stir with a campaign for equality.
A champion of big ideas proves you can get a lot done if you don’t mind disagreement.
From the bold to the bizarre, an outspoken mayor puts himself at the center of more than a few stories.
Forgoing fortune, a cancer-fighter rushes research into the hands of others.
Challenging popular assumptions—and personal comfort—a contrarian raises an alarm over air-conditioning.
A Catholic courts controversy in defending views running counter to the Church.
A witty provocateur serves up a new vision of modern young women.
Despite beatings and prison, an activist shines a light on government abuse in rural China.
Ignoring personal embarrassment, a crusader fights corruption in Azerbaijan.
Despite threats to her life, a woman runs for president in Afghanistan.
After discovering more than 400 planets, a stargazer now sets his sights on finding life forms on them.
With a brave admission, a budding star challenges the culture of hip-hop.
Slashing budgets and shifting priorities, a reformer redefines higher education.
A group of feminists goes to prison over a novel protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Facing tough choices, a politician starts fixing a financial debacle.
A conservative jurist sets aside ideology in service of the Court’s integrity.
With his legacy cemented, a prominent academic reopens a painful controversy to set the record straight.
A pastor risks his church on a brave stand for same-sex marriage.
A wunderkind nuclear expert skips college and sets his sights on fusion energy.
An architect imagines an audacious new kind of skyscraper in China.