Some view it as their savior, others as a project that will hasten their demise.
A critical ingredient in concrete, glass, and microchips, sand is a hot commodity—and in Morocco, illegal extraction costs the government $1.1 billion in unpaid taxes.
In the last two decades NASA reported nearly 600 exploding meteorites, many as large as 60 feet, rattling the thermosphere like dynamite. Is anyone worried about that?
Thanks to both the Croatian and Serbian border police, nobody made it to Liberland's launch. Not even its own president.
A story about a city of money in the middle of the desert where everyone is playing some version of make-believe.
Issa Amro wants to teach young Palestinians to peacefully challenge the Israeli occupation and build communities. Can his work overcome decades of violence and strife?
Toboni headed to Egypt to investigate the recent plundering of ancient Egyptian artifacts and their sale on the black market.
I shot up in bed to the sound of a roaring crack along with the most intense vibrating I've ever felt in my life. It was getting stronger and stronger. I didn't know what was happening.
Jonathan Falkus says his unconventional B&B has two rules: "No harder drugs, and don't go upsetting the neighbors."
"The best sex dolls are a modern day work of art," says the owner of one of China's biggest manufacturers of silicone dolls. "She can satisfy our heart's most tender dreams and desires."
They need to break out of the booze 'n' bingo mold if they want to survive this generation of drinkers.
A recent government crackdown has made dealers and users nervous, but it hasn't stopped people from getting high in the Chinese capital.
Stuart Hill—a.k.a. Captain Calamity, a.k.a. ruler of the Sovereign State of Forvik—is fighting a legal battle that has its roots in the 15th century.
London's WayOut Club, one of the most popular transgender venues in the UK, just celebrated its twenty-second birthday and I was there to talk to the guests.
In its first week Liberland received, from all around the globe, 220,000 registrations; 1,200,000 website visits; 100,000 Facebook followers, and it was the subject of 1,810,000 Google searches.
What it was like to grow up in the South Dublin suburbs, wanting desperately to leave, and then wanting to return.
We talk to the author of a new book on the epidemic of impotence in China and look at how people's attitudes toward sexuality are changing in the country.
The military exercise also included threats such as a band of hooligans armed with sticks and drunk wedding guests engaging in local folk dance.
They're trading their flip phones for iPhones, browsing /r/vagabond, and bringing an age-old tradition of train hopping into the Information Age.
Denver's Civic Center Park was technically a no-smoking zone on 4/20, but that didn't stop people from gathering for an impromptu toke.
Niño Fidencio and his legendary healing abilities may not be officially recognized by the Catholic Church, but 40,000 people gather in a small Mexican village each year to celebrate the unofficial saint.
A weak government and a lack of public oversight have hampered efforts to help the Wayuu people in La Guajira deal with an ongoing water shortage that has turned into a full-on crisis
Gone is the time when you'd drive off in your parents' car, sell it, and give the money to some all-supreme leader before being treated to a welcoming orgy in a goat shed. Today's communes have grown up.
I called Cooladdi's only listed phone number and talked to Roxanne Muller, who is part of the family that makes up 100 percent of the tiny town.