1 million residents of Beijing are living underground as part of the ‘Rat Tribe’

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 30 January 2015

Beijing might be known for its high rise buildings and millions of residents but below this enormous city you’ll find an underground world that’s home to around 1 million residents. Located in basements and former air-raid bunkers, these windowless rooms are home to people who can’t find ordinary accommodations above ground, or who are trying to save money in the big city.

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A huge underground ocean beneath our oceans that could just be the mother of all oceans

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Have you ever spared a thought about the origins of our oceans? Some geologists have made it their job to do so and a few have long postulated that these vast amounts of water may have come from icy comets that landed on Earth. This proposal have recently been refuted by an opposing group who […]

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Cheeky fake London Underground signs

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 27 January 2014

We’re not sure who’s responsible for making these fake London Underground signs and putting them up on the Tube, but they take the mickey out of everything to such hilarious effect, we obviously had to share these pictures with you.

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The eerie tunnels of San Francisco

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 13 December 2013

We’ve all heard of the Paris Catacombs, but what about San Francisco’s underground world? Sierra Hartman takes us on an extraordinary journey into the heart and soul of San Fran, where street art and forgotten mementos lie side by side. ‘The boom and bust mentality of this city has been an ongoing trend since the […]

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Naples’ Metro Station given a dramatic visual make-over

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Wednesday 23 January 2013

There’s an exciting project happening in Naples’ underground metro stations involving artists, designers and architects such as Alessandro Mendini, Anish Kapoor, Gae Aulenti Jannis Kounellis, Karim Rashid, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Sol LeWitt. Called the Art Stations Project, the initiative involves filling stations with amazing art and then opening them up for public viewing. One of our favourites is the Toledo Metro Station (pictured) which opened in September 2012 and was designed by Oscar Tusquets Blanca. You could say I’m a little jealous. The only art I come across in Sydney’s underground stations is graffiti.

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