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This Modern-Looking Reptile Skin Is Nearly 300M Years Old
This Skin Is Nearly
300M Years Old

This Skin Is Nearly 300M Years Old

Fossilized sample predating the dinosaurs represents oldest epidermis ever found

(Newser) - It looks a lot like crocodile skin, with a pebblelike texture someone might desire for a purse. But for the small sample size, you'd never guess it's 289 million years old, dating to the late Paleozoic Era, when many species were just beginning to venture from water to...

Woman Trapped Underground for 16 Hours in 12-Inch Gap

Hiker exploring California caves was rescued over the weekend

(Newser) - A woman who went out on an adventure with friends in southern California on Saturday ended up wedged in a gap about a foot wide—for 16 hours. The group was exploring the Carrizo Gorge Wilderness in San Diego County when she got stuck about 100 feet underground in an...

Rescued Caver Speaks Out
Rescued Caver Speaks Out

Rescued Caver Speaks Out

Mark Dickey is looking forward to getting back in a cave after harrowing ordeal in Turkey

(Newser) - The American cave researcher rescued after becoming seriously ill while deep, deep underground is out of the hospital and hoping to return to caving soon, he tells NPR . "It's great to be above ground and mobile," 40-year-old Mark Dickey said in an interview from Ankara, Turkey. Doctors...

Disaster Strikes for US Cave Explorer

150 people work to free scientist Mark Dickey, who fell ill deep inside Turkey's Morca Cave

(Newser) - Crews are desperately working to save an American cave explorer stuck some 4,000 feet underground in Turkey's third-deepest cavern. Mark Dickey, 40, a cave scientist and rescuer himself, was part of a team of 15 explorers who ventured into the Morca Cave in the remote Taurus mountain belt...

She Lost Track of Time After 2 Months in Cave— 440 Days Ago
She Lost Track
of Time After
2 Months in Cave—
440 Days Ago
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She Lost Track of Time After 2 Months in Cave— 440 Days Ago

Beatriz Flamini emerges from cave she entered in November 2021

(Newser) - "I'm still stuck on November 21, 2021. I don't know anything about the world." So said Spanish extreme athlete Beatriz Flamini after exiting a cave outside Granada on Friday where she passed the last 500 days with zero human contact. The BBC describes it as both...

Rescuers Save Missing Dog 500 Feet Into Missouri Cave
Cavers Discover Missing Dog

Cavers Discover Missing Dog

Abby had vanished 2 months before

(Newser) - A group exploring a cave in southeastern Missouri made an unexpected find about 500 feet below the surface: a dog, appearing lethargic, sitting on a mud floor. "She didn't look real good," Gerry Keene said. "I mean, she had 11 people walk by her with lights...

Cavers Say They Made It to Bottom of the 'Well of Hell'

They found snakes in Yemen sinkhole, but no sign of a gateway to the underworld

(Newser) - For untold centuries, the Well of Barhout in eastern Yemen, also known as the Well of Hell, has been feared by locals who believe it is a gateway to the underworld or a prison for genies. A team of Omani cavers, however, say they descended to the bottom and found...

They Spent 40 Days in a Dark Cave for Science. Some Want to Go Back

Isolation study in France deprived subjects of clocks, light, contact with outside world

(Newser) - Ever wonder what it would feel like to unplug from a hyperconnected world and hide away in a dark cave for 40 days? Fifteen people in France did just that, emerging Saturday from a scientific experiment to say that time seemed to pass more slowly in their cavernous underground abode,...

New Dead Sea Scrolls Found in 60-Year First

IAA director says they are 'of immeasurable worth for mankind'

(Newser) - "The Cave of Horror" has given up a new wonder: the first fragments of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls found in 60 years. Israeli archeologists have been combing the caves and ravines of the Judean Desert since 2017 in the hope of beating looters to relics preserved in the...

Missing Teen Survives in Snow Cave
Missing Teen Survives
in Snow Cave

Missing Teen Survives in Snow Cave

Canadian snowmobiler 'did everything right after things went wrong'

(Newser) - A missing 17-year-old snowmobiler was found in "good condition" Saturday in Canada after building himself a snow cave and hunkering down. The snowmobiler, identified as Robert, had been traveling with his father and brother on British Columbia's Mica Mountain when he diverted into an area with steep terrain...

Australia to Mining Firm: Rebuild Those Ancient Caves

Rio Tinto detonated explosives to access iron ore

(Newser) - Calling the destruction of 46,000-year-old Aboriginal caves "inexcusable," lawmakers in Western Australia have ordered a mining firm to rebuild caves that are among the country's most significant archaeological sites, the BBC reports. The company, Rio Tinto, detonated explosives in May to access $96 million in iron...

Ancient Stones Give Up Their Secrets
2M-Year-Old Stones
Baffled Experts—Until Now
new study

2M-Year-Old Stones Baffled Experts—Until Now

An international team analyzes stones from Qesem Cave in Israel

(Newser) - Ancient humans didn't exactly have kitchen supplies, but still had to eat—a fact that might help solve an old mystery. In a new paper , researchers say they can explain the small stone balls found in archaeological sites across Asia, Africa, and Europe dating back nearly two million years....

After 17 Years on the Lam, the Drones Came
Drone's Find in Mountain Cave:
Man on the Run for 17 Years
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Drone's Find in Mountain Cave: Man on the Run for 17 Years

Chinese fugitive found barely able to communicate, his body 'devastated'

(Newser) - In 2002, Song Jiang broke out of a prison camp in China, where he was serving a sentence for human trafficking. He wasn't seen for 17 more years—until earlier this month, when a drone finally found him in a cave in Yunnan province, per the BBC and Sky...

5 Men Rescued From 'Cyclops Cave'
5 Men Rescued
From 'Cyclops Cave'

5 Men Rescued From 'Cyclops Cave'

They ventured in Friday night in Virginia, got trapped by heavy rain

(Newser) - They're out and safe. Five men who were trapped in a cave in southwestern Virginia have been rescued, reports CBS News . The men had ventured into the Cyclops Cave in Cleveland Friday night, intending to camp overnight, and heavy rain then made exit impossible. One man escaped early Sunday...

5 Men Trapped in 'Cyclops Cave'
5 Men Trapped in 'Cyclops Cave'

5 Men Trapped in 'Cyclops Cave'

Virginia officials are planning a rescue

(Newser) - Authorities say five men have been trapped in a cave in southwest Virginia after heavy rains drenched the area, the AP reports. Emergency management officials say six men entered Cyclops Cave near Cleveland and had planned to camp overnight Saturday until conditions worsened because of the rains, which also made...

Cave Rescue Expert Rescued From Cave

Josh Bratchley helped save Thai boys last year

(Newser) - Josh Bratchley, a member of the team of divers that helped save 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand last year, is very good at rescuing people from caves. Luckily for him, he is also very good at being rescued from caves. Bratchley was rescued...

Visit This Natural Wonder, Face $740K Fine

'Sarlacc's Pit' is dangerous, mostly unexplored

(Newser) - A massive cave discovered in British Columbia's Wells Gray Provincial Park and said to be among Canada's largest has been given an unofficial name. "Sarlacc's Pit" resembles the lair of Sarlacc in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, though Star Wars fans—and everyone else—should...

They Were Trapped in an Ice Cave. They Started Burning Hair

'We only had about an hour or two before we would've died,' Jessica Christiansen says

(Newser) - An Idaho couple was rescued this week from an ice cave in Wyoming with a little less hair than they entered with. By Sunday night, Spencer and Jessica Christiansen were sure they were staring death in the face. Drenched by a waterfall inside the mazelike Darby Canyon Ice Cave, where...

Cave Boys Tried to Dig Their Way Out

'We didn't realize how far the water could rise'

(Newser) - Before help finally arrived, the 12 boys and soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave system in Thailand tried to dig their way out. Speaking publicly for the first time at a press conference in Chiang Rai shortly after leaving a hospital Wednesday, the team described moving backward through the...

Elon Musk Sorry for 'Pedo' Insult
Elon Musk Sorry
for 'Pedo' Insult

Elon Musk Sorry for 'Pedo' Insult

'My words were spoken in anger'

(Newser) - Elon Musk has apparently decided to cut his losses and withdraw from the Thailand cave dispute with whatever dignity he has left. In a tweet , the Tesla CEO apologized for describing British cave diver Vern Unsworth, who played a key role in rescuing 12 trapped boys and their coach, as...

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