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

How Corpses Helped Shape the London Underground

As Mexico City archaeologists sort through the surreal array of Aztec sacrificial skulls recently uncovered while excavating their city's subway system, it's worth remembering that parts of the London Underground were also tunneled, blasted, picked, and drilled through a labyrinth of plague pits and cemeteries. » 1/02/14 7:19pm 1/02/14 7:19pm

Something Called "The Object" Stops World's Largest Tunneling Machine

Bertha, the world's largest tunneling machine, churning through the rock and mud beneath Seattle, has hit a mysterious roadblock—so mysterious, it is only known for now as "the object." » 12/20/13 5:05pm 12/20/13 5:05pm

Look beneath the surface of these incredible underground homes

Some of these remarkable homes look like little more than a grassy hill—until you get inside. Plumb the depths of houses that sit largely underground. » 9/07/13 3:00pm 9/07/13 3:00pm

Eye-Poppingly Gorgeous Underground Stations from Around The World

The history of rapid-transit began 150 years ago, with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway in London in 1863. In the next century and a half, dozens of architects and engineers have worked on underground tunnels and stations. Some are abandoned now, but others are as good as new. Here are some of the most… » 5/19/13 3:00pm 5/19/13 3:00pm

Hong Kong engineers want to expand the city by building parts of it…

While other cities grow by building out or up, Hong Kong is looking to increase its usable space by building down. An urban planning initiative is exploring the possibility of burying some of the city's more unsightly facilities underground, freeing the above-ground land for future development. » 3/25/12 1:00pm 3/25/12 1:00pm

10 Mysterious Underground Cities

Humans like to build cities that reach for the sky, but sometimes they also build downward. Whether for protection, or just because they can, we've created many cities beneath the Earth's crust - or dug deep into the rocky faces of mountains. Here are ten of the most awesome. » 3/29/11 11:00am 3/29/11 11:00am

Up, Down And Away In This Week's Comics

Whether you're looking for superpowered pets, non-moving motion comics, classic tales retold or spelunking adventure the way you want it, there's only one place to look this week: Your local comic book store. Why, yes: These are comics we crave. » 9/22/09 9:00am 9/22/09 9:00am

Mutant Bugs Attack Moscow's Subway System

If you're nervous about riding the subway, you may want to steer clear of Alex Andreev's Moscow Underground art series, which fills the Russian subway with giant mutant cockroaches, malevolent metro conductors, and other bits of urban horror. » 9/16/09 5:00pm 9/16/09 5:00pm

Dark Matter Lab Dedicated 5,000 Feet Underground

This week, the Sanford Lab dedicated an underground science fortress to research dark matter. The lab is 5,000 feet underground in the mountains of South Dakota, shielded from cosmic radiation. » 6/23/09 2:08pm 6/23/09 2:08pm

Your Subway Car Wants Kill You

What do you get when you combine a sentient, artificially intelligent subway train (starring Emma Clarke, the voice of the London Underground and Keanu Reeves) with Speed and Titanic? It turns out you get "Sentient Subway," a hilarious Hollywood movie pitch that needs a bit of work on its title. However, having heard… » 1/02/08 2:40pm 1/02/08 2:40pm

Underground Munchkin Cavern in Deconstructed Oz

Artist, designer, and futurist Mark Goerner reimagined The Wizard of Oz long before Tin Man started rattling the airwaves and ratings on the Sci Fi Channel. This conceptual painting shows the cavern where the subterranean Munchkins dwell. It looks like a fairly lonely place with some sort of sleeping pods hanging… » 12/17/07 8:30am 12/17/07 8:30am