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Isle of Man's Jurassic Park... For Cows

The Isle of Man is about to become the UK's smaller and significantly tamer version of Jurassic Park, thanks to a plan to introduce a herd of rare cows to the island. Let's hope they don't break down the fences, escape and... eat someone's daffodils. Read More >>

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Google's Street View Cams Capture Galapagos Islands' Magical Giant Tortoises

It's probably not that hard to take photographs of giant tortoises, seeing as they sort of sit there munching all day, but still. It's easier to look at them through Street View than it is to get to the Galapagos islands, so here they are, on your computer, thanks to Google. Read More >>

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Scottish Island Wiped Off Google Maps

The 200 or so permanent inhabitants of the Scottish island of Jura are currently feeling rather lost and confused, after discovering a recent update to Google's mapping images removed all trace of the island from view. Read More >>

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The Mystery Behind the Disappearing Island That Existed on Google Maps Has Been Solved

Remember that tiny South Pacific island known as Sandy Island on Google Maps and Google Earth that disappeared? It was like LOST in real life. Though scientists 'undiscovered' the island recently, the real mystery was on how it appeared on modern maps to begin with. We now know the answer. Read More >>

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How Did This Tiny South Pacific Island Disappear? (Hint: It Never Really Existed)

It shows up on Google Maps, coastal databases, and marine charts, but when scientists from the University of Sydney went to visit Sandy Island, it was no where to be found. Did the island, supposedly located between Australia and New Caledonia, suddenly disappear like a confusing LOST plot twist? Read More >>

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These Solar-Powered, Floating Island Homes Are a Millionaire's Private Paradise

Start saving yesterday, because as soon as these Orsos luxury island yacht estates become available in 2013, you're not going to want to wait to sail off on your own private paradise. Read More >>

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Build the Perfect Secret Fortress on This Tiny New York Island

Rat Island doesn't have a lot going for it. It's called Rat Island, it's mostly rock, barren, covered in poop, and is tiny. But with the right owner (YOU?) it could be the secluded green HQ of your dreams. Read More >>

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