10 striking geographical locales abandoned by humans (and reclaimed by …

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 10:00am 9/28/11 10:00am

Marijuana harvesting in Kyrgyzstan sometimes involves naked horseback…

The Chu Valley between Kyrgyzstan and Kazkhstan is the home to an extremely hardy type of marijuana that resisted Soviet-era efforts to stamp it out. Law-breaking marijuana farmers in the region harvest the crop normally, but they also procure their stick-icky using a tried and true method that's been around for… » 9/10/11 9:35am 9/10/11 9:35am