This bedroom from a Japanese passenger liner shows the luxury in which the globetrotting set could cross the Pacific in the 1930s.
This island's most famous resident, marooned here from 1704 to 1709, was not technically shipwrecked, and in fact stayed by choice--though he regretted it.
There really are places in the world that fit the classic literary trope of the "desert island."
The incredible story of how an accidental spill of 28,000 bath toys became a boon for oceanographic science.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest man-made object on planet Earth that you can't see with the naked eye.
An earthquake off the coast of Oregon, bigger than the 1906 San Francisco quake, rocked the land, caused tsunamis in Japan and then vanished from history.
The shocking story of how the U.S. Navy basically annihilated a Pacific paradise with nukes basically to see what would happen.
It's hard to see in this picture, but this paperweight is actually a hardened, almost petrified coconut with a message scratched into its surface. The [...]
The tragic story of the community that tried to colonize Pitcairn Island after history's most famous mutiny is almost more interesting than the story of the mutiny itself.
This odd-looking machine is called a bathyscaphe, and while it's accurate to say it's a type of submarine, that doesn't quite capture what it is [...]