The Woods Around Chernobyl Aren't Decaying

Like a landscape of the undead, the woods outside Chernobyl are having trouble decomposing. The catastrophic meltdown and ensuing radiation blast of April 1986 has had long-term effects on the very soil and ground cover of the forested region, essentially leaving the dead trees and leaf litter unable to decompose. The… »3/17/14 1:50pm3/17/14 1:50pm

The most unsettling undead concept art we've seen in a while

You may recognize artist Keith Thompson's work from Scott Westerfield's Leviathan books and as those creepy doodles from the remake of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. In addition to those projects, Thompson's crafted a nightmare fuel gallery of necrotic creatures with pedigrees in both science fiction and fantasy. Just… »2/06/12 5:15pm2/06/12 5:15pm

10 striking geographical locales abandoned by humans (and reclaimed by animals)

To paraphrase everyone's favorite chaos theorist from Jurassic Park, "Life finds a way." Indeed, that old chestnut is applicable to the following ten destinations, where animals have found a home in areas humans once tread. Remember, if you want to keep poachers out of your nature preserve, surround it with land mines. »9/28/11 1:00pm9/28/11 1:00pm