Food & Travel
The world’s tastes and treasures.
When friends visit in North Korea, they get offered meth instead of tea
It's that casual.
So this is what Mexico's hipsters are drinking now
It’s also just about $1.65 a pint, and a nearly hangover-proof means of getting hammered.
Lunar New Year begins in a riot of color
Heavy smog threatened to cancel the usual riotous fireworks displays around Lunar New Year celebrations in China. But cities in Asia are already bathed in color to welcome the Year of the Horse.
China prefers red to white wine, but Americans like it all
VINEXPO says China drinks more red wine than France or Italy because red means good fortune, and white signifies death.
6 things that might ruin the Sochi Olympics
Spoiler: Not one of them is ‘gay people.’
Pamela Anderson's anti-fur letter to Netanyahu, explained
In case you were wondering WTF that was all about, we've put together a short explainer.
Bottoms up: World's most expensive whisky sells for $628,000
The six-liter bottle of single malt scotch by Macallan went for much more than the expected range of $258,000 to $516,000, according to Sotheby's.
12 reasons you should consider moving to Yangon
The newly opened capital of Myanmar is magnificent, even in its decay.
These photos of high-rise buildings in Hong Kong are crazy, beautiful, and horrifying
Photographer Michael Wolf documents what he calls the "architecture of density."
South Korea's Robot Land: theme park or training ground for robot armies?
Robot Land will feature a 364-foot statue of Taekwon V. Because apparently Japan's Gundam wasn't tall enough.
A beginner’s guide to Franglais
In the spirit of mutual mistranslation, here’s a brief glossary of the weirdest 'English' words you need a French dictionary to understand.
In Norway, it's so cold that fish are freezing in place while they swim
Thousands of herring were flash-frozen in place after a particularly cold gust of wind swept through a Norwegian bay.
'We love Elton John,' Putin says in bid to deflect anti-gay controversy
'Millions of our people sincerely love him despite his orientation,' Putin said.
Flying car spreads its wings in Slovakia
Slovak designer and engineer Stefan Klein has been honing his flying machine since the early 1990s.
Thousands of Hong Kong domestic helpers rally for 'tortured' maid
Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 22, was reportedly left unable to walk following eight months of abuse in the southern Chinese city.
Hungry? These 14 countries are the best and worst at feeding their citizens
See who wins the food Olympics, according to Oxfam.
Swaziland to launch a new airline to give its new airport some traffic
King Mswati III is really committed to this whole international-air-hub thing. Call it a folie-à-un, because no one else is sold.
These are the questions the Mars One mission asked its applicants
The Mars One Mission, which plans to send four people on a one-way trip to Mars, narrowed its search for astronauts to 1,058 candidates. Here are some of the questions applicants were asked.
27 reasons we should all consider living in Mexico City
Here's why Mexico City is actually an awesome place to be.
The 10 most traffic-congested cities in North America and Europe
Sorry Chris Christie but these gnarly traffic jams are winning.
No Pants Subway Ride catching on around the globe (PHOTOS)
Improv Everywhere started the No Pants Subway Ride in New York in 2002, just because the world needs to laugh sometimes.
Ariel Sharon's favorite roast chicken
Fallen former prime minister Ariel Sharon as well known for his eating habits as his battlefield tactics, and GlobalPost has one of his favorite restaurant's secret recipes.
Things rich people do: vacation in 'shanty towns' and pretend to be poor
It's so hard to believe this is real.
Murder of Miss Venezuela shocks the mecca of beauty queens
Model and telenovela actress Monica Spear and her ex-husband were killed, and their 5-year-old daughter was injured, in an apparent robbery while on vacation in Venezuela.
8 reasons Uruguay’s not all that
Media have hyped up the tiny South American country that just legalized weed. Sorry for the buzz kill, but …
Magma clue to Earth's super-volcanoes
Like a kettle, the magma chamber is initially strong enough in these leviathans to resist the pressure but eventually breaks apart in a cataclysmic discharge.
India successfully launches cutting-edge cryogenic rocket
The cost of the program has attracted criticism as the government struggles to tackle poverty and child malnutrition.
Death toll rises to 13 in India building collapse
The building collapsed like 'a house of cards.'
60 Seconds on Earth: Need an elephant? Get to Asia's largest and oldest livestock fair
There's a lot more than just cattle at this Indian fair
Carolina Reaper pepper looks to burn a hole through your stomach
The Guinness Book of World Records said farmer Ed Currie's pepper is the fieriest in the world, measuring an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Units.
First state-licensed marijuana retailers to open Jan. 1 in Colorado
Operators of the first eight marijuana retailers in Denver are anticipating a surge in demand on Wednesday morning.