Red Bull is animating crazy surfer stories and this one from surfer Dean 'Dingo' Morrison is a doozy. It starts when he decides to buy a boat to try and catch the biggest fish he can. But him and his friends get too drunk and capsize the boat and end up swimming from island to island in search of rescue.
Vacations are funny things: You pour so much time, energy, and daydreaming into them that, in the end, the reality rarely lives up to what you imagined as you refreshed Travelocity all those months. But if that imaginary perfect trip had a perfect sound, it would be the Portland-and NYC-based Akron/Family's Island.
A mysterious new geographical feature has appeared on Saturn's moon Titan. These two Cassini's radar images show a "mysterious geologic object" surfacing in the Ligeia Mare, Titan's second largest sea. Cornell University's astronomers call it "Magic Island" because they are puzzled by its origin and nature.
I'm fairly certain that the idea of jumping over an island has never crossed my mind in all my years of thinking. But if you're a champion kitesurfer like Youri Zoon and you stumble across a small enough island, well, that's just another day on the beach for you. Jumping the damn thing and nailing it is just how you…
Off the coast of Japan, an exploding volcano has formed a new island about 650 meters in diameter. You can see it spewing and spouting black volcanic ash all around as it fills itself out. Pretty cool.
If this view looks familiar, it's because it was the inspiration for the Javier Bardem's cyberterrorist HQ in Skyfall. Now, you can explore the real-life island on Street View.
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.
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…
You see that phone booth-sized tiki hut made of bamboo, stone and glass? That's a specially made building that houses the only ATM in a village. On top of that, it's completely solar powered, naturally designed for its island and holds a whole lotta cash.
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.
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.
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.
A new volcanic island has appeared in the Red Sea almost overnight. The eruption was first reported by local fishermen in mid-December 2011, 40 miles off the coast of Yemen. This before and after animated GIF shows the before and after.
Answer: When that floating island is a gigantic polyurethane balloon filled with helium. It's an art project called Is Land and has trees and foliage decorating it to make it seem like a floating island. But it's gone!
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel in the Indian Ocean has a stunning undersea restaurant. To celebrate its 5th anniversary, the hotel turned the restaurant into a private bedroom for two with a fancy champagne dinner and breakfast in bed.
Eat your heart out, Dubai—the world's largest floating island has just opened in Seoul, South Korea, where it'll be joined by several other artificial islands to become an archipelago.
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.
Doesn't that look tranquil? Even those scared of flying would feel at ease, surrounded by all that water, and inside the hundreds of mini skylights. It's part of a concept brief for the transformation of their Hanimaadhoo Island airport.