Pot Dealers Traced Back 5,000 Years

Steppe herders believed to have been among the founders of the European civilization may have also been the first pot dealers, says a new study into the history of cannabis. Called the Yamnaya, these nomads entered Europe about 5,000 years ago from the eastern...

Svalbard,Norway: Global Seed Vault

  Sparkling amid the gray gloom of autumn in the Arctic, the jewel-like entrance juts out of the snow and ice. Built of angular concrete, it looks like a stylish supervillain's lair. But this isn't a Bond bad-guy's hideout. Instead it is home to som...

The Danger Of Devil’s Breath

Walking through the cosmopolitan streets of Paris’s 20th arrondissement, not far from rock star Jim Morrison’s tomb, a respectable, elderly lady is approached by a Chinese woman asking for directions. As the pair bend over a map, the Chinese woman blows a tin...