The Most Isolated Town on Earth Wants a Radical Redesign 

Smack dab in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, 1,000 miles from human civilization, lies one of the most isolated towns in the world. It’s on an island called Tristan da Cunha, and for the first time, it’s looking to the outside world to plan its future.
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Coral Creeps Up Island Slopes to Stay at the Surface

Volcanic islands can develop a fringing reef of coral that persists as the volcano submerges, transitioning first to a barrier reef and later to an atoll at the island sinks below the waves. But how does the coral manage to keep even with the sea surface? » 5/29/14 4:32am 5/29/14 4:32am

Nine Eyes in the Pacific Ocean

Mataiva Atoll is a single island in the Tuamotu Archipelago, a small part of the longest chain of atolls in the world. An atoll is just a ring-shaped island, a sandy reef with a central lagoon, but Mataiva is a little bit strange. Mataiva's lagoon has internal structure. » 4/27/14 8:28pm 4/27/14 8:28pm

Cloning Don'ts: Things to Avoid When Copying Yourself or Others

Are you thinking about cloning yourself or someone else? Well, STOP RIGHT THERE, SIR OR MADAM. The cloning experience is fraught with dangers you may not be aware of, or have forgotten, or are simply too dumb to realize (I don’t know how smart you are). Before you clone anything, read this. » 6/25/13 1:00pm 6/25/13 1:00pm

What do you do with the soil from your canal project? Why not build a…

Turkey has long considered the construction of a new canal, one that would connect the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea and provide a safer route for tanker ships that currently navigate the Bosporus straits. But what do you do with the billion cubic meters of soil that you've dug out? Architect Dror Benshetrit has a… » 10/07/12 1:00pm 10/07/12 1:00pm

The abandoned man-made island shaped like a battleship

Japan's Hashima Island is better known as Gunkanjima, or "Battleship Island," and it's easy to see why. But this decaying city wasn't destroyed in a battle; it's an abandoned mining town that has been left to rot. » 4/07/12 5:00pm 4/07/12 5:00pm

Block 65, where most of the workers lived. [] [] []

Dodos were always too dumb to live, even 4000 years ago

Well, "too dumb to live" might be an unfair characterization. But dodos are legendary for their complete lack of a survival instinct when it came to humans. Turns out humans weren't the only threat they just never quite understood. » 4/01/12 3:30pm 4/01/12 3:30pm

Neanderthals were sailing the Mediterranean 100,000 years ago

Humans likely first took to the seas about 50,000 years ago. But there's mounting evidence that our Neanderthal cousins were routinely sailing throughout the Mediterranean twice as long ago. Alternatively, they were just really good at long distance swimming. » 2/29/12 4:40pm 2/29/12 4:40pm

The tiny island of Sark is a window back to the Middle Ages - and…

Sark is a tiny, car-free island in the English Channel that didn't fully get rid of feudalism until 2008. Its nights are so reliably dark that it's just been named the world's first "dark sky island", making the island one giant observatory for looking up at the night sky without any light pollution to get in the way. » 2/03/11 1:00pm 2/03/11 1:00pm

Lost Promises Two More Boring Seasons

Showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have outlined the end of Lost all the way through season six, and it sounds like you might want to check out Watching Paint Dry on the DIY Channel instead. Learn how Lost ends, after the jump. » 2/27/08 10:05am 2/27/08 10:05am

A Peek At The First New Lost Episode

It's t-minus six days until Lost comes back on the air. There will be a real, actual, honest-to-goodness scripted real show on next Thursday. Above is one minute and fifteen seconds from the new episode, and more below. All told, we've shaved six minutes off your viewing time next week. Suffice it to say there are… » 1/25/08 9:20am 1/25/08 9:20am

Become An Unknown Castaway In Lost Game

Lost will have a truncated season this year, unless some sort of miracle happens with the space-time continuum. So how will you pass the free time you'll have between episodes? Pick up the video game based on the show called Lost: Via Domus which comes out next month. » 1/22/08 12:15pm 1/22/08 12:15pm

Lost In 8 Minutes, 15 Seconds

Lost finally returns to television on January 31st, and if you haven't seen the show or are in need of a refresher course in the form of a slap in the face, then check out the above video where you'll be treated to a recap of the entire show so far in 8 minutes and 15 seconds. Get it? » 12/27/07 10:30am 12/27/07 10:30am

Desperate ABC Takes 'Lost' To The Silver Screen

ABC will be airing promos for Lost in theaters this December in front of all PG-rated and above rated movies. The promos will feature unseen footage from the upcoming fourth season of the show, and will add more ass-numbing commercials to sit through while you wait for the feature to begin. » 11/29/07 9:45am 11/29/07 9:45am

Floating Tetanus Shot Nightmare Docks On Lost

Apparently a rusty freighter is going to be joining the cast of Lost whenever it starts airing again. If internet photos and rumors are to be believed, then the ship is docked in Suva, the capital city of Fiji, and has seen better days. But what does this mean for everyone on the island? » 11/13/07 10:24am 11/13/07 10:24am