Our First Glimpse Of Earth's Brand New South Pacific Island

Late last year, a new volcanic island formed in the South Pacific. Located about 40 miles (65 km) from the region's main island of Tongatapu, the island could become Tonga's latest tourist attraction. But scientists warn it could still be unstable and dangerous. » 3/13/15 4:47pm 3/13/15 4:47pm

Man Makes Himself a Live Bunny Blanket on Rabbit Island

Okay, go with me here: What if I keep a bunch of rabbits in my room and, come bedtime, I use food like this guy did to make myself a living duvet? » 9/03/14 9:00pm 9/03/14 9:00pm

The sea caverns of Singapore

Singapore has embarked upon the excavation of an underground oil reserve, expanding the city's industrial port beneath the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It is "no ordinary construction site," the BBC tells us, but an elaborate project of engineering and infrastructure currently underway "several hundred feet… » 10/01/11 1:50pm 10/01/11 1:50pm

The Embassy of Drowned Nations, a home for refugees of rising seas

This is concept art for the Embassy of Drowned Nations, an artificial island on Fort Denison in Sydney, Australia. The facility would be used to temporarily house those who've been displaced by rising sea levels. » 8/16/10 8:30am 8/16/10 8:30am

Set Up Your Mad Science Lair on the Most Remote Islands on Earth

Doctor Moreau had one. Syndrome from The Incredibles had one. And if you want to perform your morally questionable experiments, you should probably get one, too. Remote islands allow you to build killer robots, death rays, or societies of human-animal hybrids in peace and privacy, without attracting the unwanted… » 12/01/08 8:30am 12/01/08 8:30am

New Chinese Islands Made From Scratch

A Danish architecture firm is creating an entire district in China from scratch as a series of three connected islands. The district will be located in a low-level wetland between canals and rice paddies. Because it doesn't get a lot of natural sunlight, the design relies on reflections from water brought in to run… » 1/25/08 8:00am 1/25/08 8:00am