Special reports

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A neutral eye on the US elections

Photographer Cédric von Niederhäusern spent the last year trying to capture America in an election year. Being Swiss helped open doors. 

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Planting the seed of biodiversity

They're not just beautiful. Botanical gardens also have an important role to play in nature, as this series of photos shows.

Changing Rio

The transformation of the city for the Olympics

The legacy of the Matterhorn

150 years after the first ascent, the multimedia story of a broken rope that changed a family, a village and a mountain