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30 People Rescued After Being Trapped in Malaysian Cave

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—About 30 members of a film crew who were trapped in a limestone cave in northern Malaysia during heavy rain Wednesday have been rescued, police said. Two police officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information, confirmed that all of the people trapped in Tempurung Cave…


Tasmanian Adventurers Discover Australia’s Deepest Cave

A team of Australian cavers have discovered the country’s deepest underground chamber, and at 401 metres (1,316 feet) underground, it breaks the previous record by four metres. As part of a decade-long mission to unravel the mysteries of Australia’s deepest caves, nine elite cavers from the Southern Tasmanian Caverneers went underground on an expedition that…


Tasmanian Adventurers Discover Deepest Cave in Australia

A team of Australian cavers have discovered the country’s deepest underground chamber, and at 401 metres (1,316 feet) underground, it breaks the previous record by four metres. As part of a decade-long mission to unravel the mysteries of Australia’s deepest caves, nine elite cavers from the Southern Tasmanian Caverneers went underground on an expedition that…


Water Traps 3 Polish Researchers in Austrian Cave

BERLIN—Rescuers in Austria on Friday tried to reach three Polish researchers who got trapped when water from melted ice or snow entered the cave where they were working, authorities said. Officials in Salzburg said a rescue operation was launched late Thursday in the Lamprechtsofen cave near the village of St. Martin bei Lofer. Unusually warm…


The Icing on the Lake: Wintery Experiences Along Lake Superior

Ice happens. Those who live up north in Wisconsin, Lake Superior Country, know a thing or two about the hazards of winter, a season that sometimes drags on like an eternity. A friend and craft brewer in Ashland tells me he’s seen snow in every month of the year but one. But for those who…


Man Rescued From Welsh Cave After Being Trapped for 54 Hours

An injured man rescued from a cave after spending more than two days trapped inside is doing “remarkably well.” The man was brought out of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu in the Brecon Beacons at around 7.45 p.m. on Monday following a 54-hour ordeal. After being lifted to the surface, he was clapped and cheered by rescuers…


Missouri Cave With Ancient Native American Drawings Sold

O’FALLON, Mo.—A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacred site.” A bidder agreed to pay $2.2 million to private owners for what’s known as “Picture Cave,”…


Diver Explores Underwater Caves in Mexico—and the Photos Are Unreal

An underwater photographer has captured Mexican caves that look like something out of a science fiction movie beneath our feet. Martin Broen, from New York, snapped these images while visiting the Yucatán Peninsula. Martin says he’s obsessed with capturing the beauty and photographic diversity of the cenotes and cave systems. A cenote is a natural…


Archaeologists Identify 9th Century Anglo-Saxon Cave House

Archaeologists from the Royal Agricultural University, working with colleagues from Wessex Archaeology, conducted detailed surveys of the Anchor Church Caves, between the villages of Foremark and Ingleby. Researchers say the rooms’ narrow doorways and windows closely resemble Saxon architecture. A rock-cut pillar is similar to those found in a Saxon crypt at nearby Repton that’s…


Stunning Photos Reveal Inside Rainbow-Colored Cave in Britain Thought to Have Special Healing Powers

Stunning pictures show inside a rainbow-colored “forgotten” sea cave that is thought to have special healing powers. The multicolored grotto was once one of Britain’s most mysterious sites and attracted huge numbers of visitors during the 17th and 18th centuries. The area is named after the cave’s healing waters where pilgrims, cripples, and sick people…