THE BALKANS' COAL LOVE AFFAIR
By ramping up coal production, the Balkans are screwing the environment and crippling their path to EU membership
(OZY; Yahoo! News)
THE PUNK ROCKING DRUG CZAR
Jindrich Voboril is probably the most interesting drug czar in the world and a key to making the drug war a thing of the past
SQUATTING IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Klinika is breaking new ground for squatters in the Czech Republic, a nation increasingly in need of affordable housing
THE ALLIGATOR QUEEN
The head of America's largest alligator tannery, which provides skin for $50,000 handbags, says she's saving the gators
After being decimated in recent elections, the Poland's left-wing has newfound promise in a startup party called Razem.
In arguably Europe's biggest arms race since the Cold War, nations all over the continent are getting ready for a fight.
After enduring years of brutal civil war, South Sudanese are making promising progress some 7,000 miles away.
Israel is finally coming out of the closet, publicizing its deepening ties with new world powers - India, China, SE Asia.
The CEO of Opera is killing it in the world's hottest markets, with some 350 million users from Indonesia to Nigeria.
From drones to something called 'the puke ray', next-generation policing is equal parts scary and promising.
Once a refugee from Vietnam, Tran now runs a $300 million startup that's vying for a permanent seat at your dinner table.
A grandmother of 21 is fighting the good fight for street vendors in one of America's most diverse cities.
This understated, mustachioed professor is trying to make Turkish the biggest airline in the world ... in 10 years.
The story of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs the world over trying to solve one of the outbreak's most pressing issues.
Some two-thirds of deaths worldwide go unrecorded, leaving governments at a loss of what's really killing people.
This Romanian is among a group of entrepreneurs using video games to revolutionize rehab.
Sure, it's carcinogenic, but the 2,400-year old Chinese medicine may actually be a key to treating breast cancer.
Smokers vote 60% less than nonsmokers, according to a new study.
A spate of killings by a single punch, usually from the fist of a drunk young man, has Australia reeling.
BDSM is natural. Therapy is natural. It's only natural the two find a way to coexist.
Though the science on 'weed as aphrodisiac' is hazy, entrepreneurs aren't hesitating to cash in.
Almost 90% of straight, college-aged British guys have apparently kissed a bro on the lips.
The account of a notorious ad man, who made "Mad Men look like Sesame Street."
Once on the verge of extinction during communism, the Russian martial art Systema is now a fav of American special forces.
Sandro Cardoso is like Bear Grylls, except his survival shows end with him parachuting off a really fucking high mountain.
In '86, some 450 million Chinese people stopped everything to watch the Super Bowl - they even got a message from Reagan.
Aside from being a martial artist, zen master and writer, Oh hit 868 homers and won 11 Nippon Professional Baseball titles.
The incredible story of Imi Lichtenfeld, who escaped the concentration camps by a hair, creating Krav Maga in the process.