The Psychedelic Cactus Giving People a Spiritual High

'HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA' seeks out the San Pedro cactus in the Andes on the season finale of the VICELAND show.
VICE Staff
Home Lab

I Tried an Overnight Potato Mask

People living in the Andes have used the strategy for centuries to treat cuts and burns.
Kiera Carter

An Earth-Sized Telescope Is About to 'See' a Black Hole For the First Time

Chile’s ALMA telescope array is supercharging the quest to image a black hole.
William Rauscher

What The World’s Most Spiritual Cowboys Eat

Ecuador’s Chagras have a culture entirely their own, adapted to the native culture of the Ecuadorian Andes. And with this life comes a unique culinary culture, where natural resources are the name of the game.
Michaela Trimble

When Climate Change Melts Ice, These Archeologists Win

“It’s an in-house joke amongst us glacial archaeologists that we are some of the only beneficiaries of global warming.”
Kathleen Caulderwood

Meet the Man Who Survived a Plane Crash by Eating Human Flesh to Stay Alive

When Pedro Algorta's plane crashed in the Andes in 1972, he had to take drastic measures to avoid death. Forty years later, what's it like to know you ate your friend's hands?
Joel Golby

What It’s Like to Brew Beer at 11,000 Feet

Cerveza Zenith brewery in the Peruvian Andes battles an altitude of 11,150 feet above sea level to produce its pale ales and porters. “Altitude is obviously an issue. No one is 100 percent sure on the rules,” says owner Zac Lanham.
Tony Dunnell

Nairo Quintana, Colombia's Cycling Hero

Nairo Quintana, who grew up in a poor village in the Andes, has a chance to become Colombia's first Tour de France champion.
Bill Donahue
health food

Peruvian Soul Food Is Made with Natural Viagra

Maca, the radish-like root vegetable used in traditional Peruvian cooking, has joined teff and freekeh as another grainy “superfood.” High in nutrients, some Peruvian chefs say the powder can also boost sexual function.
Rich McEachran
guinea pig

Somebody Called the Cops on a Man Roasting a Guinea Pig in a NYC Park

This past weekend, an Ecuadoran man had a run-in with the NYPD after an onlooker believed him to be abusing a squirrel. Instead, he was simply grilling up some guinea pig for a snack.
Munchies Staff

Look for the Lucky Bone When Eating a Guinea Pig Head

Despite owning several pet guinea pigs during my childhood, I couldn't help but be curious about trying their meat when I came face-to-face with Andean <i>cuy.</i>
Matthew Sedacca

The Arsenic-Proof People of the Andes

Researchers studied the first human population that can digest the king of poisons.
Ben Richmond