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 7:00pm 1/02/14 7:00pm

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 9:20am 12/20/13 9:20am

This Subway Map Is Not an Image, Just Pure Code

This version of London's iconic tube map looks just like the official PDF of the transport network—but in fact it is created entirely from HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. » 5/22/13 6:32am 5/22/13 6:32am

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

London Underground Trains Displayed In Real-Time

Programmer Matthew Somerville has created a clever little map displaying the approximate whereabouts of every train in the London Underground in real time. » 6/22/10 10:30am 6/22/10 10:30am

Underground Street Racing Taken Too Literally In Russia


For most people, underground racing actually happens above ground. But it seems that someone in Russia didn't get the memo. Ok, so you may not technically call this racing, but it sure looks like fun. Besides, do you really expect this guy's friends to follow him down into the subway station just because he… » 4/07/08 3:00pm 4/07/08 3:00pm