There Are Untold Sums Of Money Hiding In Your Poop

America's collective human waste contains millions of dollars worth of energy, water, and even rare and valuable metals like gold and palladium. The question is: How do we extract it? » 3/23/15 12:30pm 3/23/15 12:30pm

Explore More Than 3,000 Miles of Tunnels Beneath Montreal

Andrew Emond, a Montreal-based photographer, amateur geographer, and DIY gonzo spelunker of the city's sewers and lost rivers, has just re-launched his excellent website, Under Montreal. The revamped site now comes complete with a fascinating, interactive map of the city's subterranean streams, documenting Montreal's… » 3/04/14 11:31pm 3/04/14 11:31pm

The Silver Surfer lives in a sewer outside of Belfast

Some days the headlines just write themselves. CCTV in Newtownbreda, Northern Ireland recently capture a solemn, silvery visage hiding in the town's sewers. The fellows who work in the tunnels have dubbed this head (among many things) "the Silver Surfer." » 7/25/11 4:15pm 7/25/11 4:15pm

The (Literal) Street Art Of Japanese Manhole Covers

In Japan, 95% of the 1,780 municipalities boast unique manhole covers showcasing historical events and local color. Photographer Remo Camerota has captured the Japanese proclivity to place this public art underfoot. » 5/16/10 9:00am 5/16/10 9:00am

Superbugs to Make Power from Poo

Quick intro to the hydrogen-economy paradox: The stuff could save our oil-addled asses, but curses! We have to burn oil to make the stuff. Enter researchers from Penn State, who have announced that they can use specially bred bacteria to make the most plentiful element in the universe from... Well, let's allow FOXNews… » 11/16/07 9:00am 11/16/07 9:00am