The world’s third largest cave has “rooms” that stand 330 feet high and span 600 feet across. It’s so spectacular that it’s playing home to several upcoming blockbusters, including this summer’s Pan, and others the force compels us not to disclose. We hiked through the Vietnamese jungle to explore it.
When I first bumped into this clip my mind refused to accept what my eyes were seeing. And, to this moment, my brain still doesn't fully understand how these people managed to squeeze their bodies into such a minuscule hole. One thing is clear: If these guys suffered from claustrophobia, this video wouldn't exist.
NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day features an amazing photo by Phill Round. It looks like a frame from a Spielberg movie—an humanoid figure appearing at the base of a mountain, with the unknown starry sky of an alien world behind it. In reality, it's a man getting into New Zealand's Hollow Hill Cave.
At 2,197 meters (7,208 feet) the Krubera cave is the deepest on Earth. Located in the Arabika Massif, of the Western Caucasus in Abkhazia, Georgia, it extends for 13.432 kilometers (8,346 miles.) I would love to get inside, but I know the fear would paralyze me. I love to go through its complete (so far) map, though.
I knew I was going to freak out when I clicked on this video of a man stuck in The Tube, a long thin passage in the Lost Johns' Cave—a large cave system on Leck Fell, Lancashire, England—as the water pours in and he panics. Fortunately, he escaped at the end.
It's cold and miserable out there. And the office is not much better. I would rather be in a cave. This cave, in the Praia de Benagil, in the Algarve, Portugal. What an incredible place.
It took more than four decades to complete, but New York City Water Tunnel No. 3 is finally fully armed and operational. It's an impressive engineering work that will quench the thirst of millions of New Yorkers and serve as the future lair of Lex Luthor, Michael Bloomberg's next identity after leaving City Hall.
How are you feeling today? Happy? Heartbroken? Like you're about to punch someone? We can't fix it, but Nick Cave's new Spotify app can help in the tunes department.
It's easy to get lost in CAVE2. The next-generation virtual reality platform is one of the most advanced visualization environments on Earth. It combines 320 degrees of panoramic, floor-to-ceiling LCD displays with an optical tracking interface that gives rise to a "hybrid reality system" capable of rendering…
This is a wall engraving from Abri Castanet, a shallow cave in southern France's Vezere valley. It's the oldest known cave etching, probably dating back around 37,000 years—and the researchers claim it depicts female genitalia.
Fire is one of the most important innovations in humanity's evolutionary history, but it's also one of the most mysterious. It leaves almost no trace in the archaeological record, and it's often impossible to determine when humans began controlling fire.
This cave painting is thought to be 43,000 years old, making it 8,000 years older than any other known art. It was most likely the work of Neanderthals, who apparently discovered the DNA double helix 43 millennia before we did.
Like all its documentaries, the BBC's Frozen Planet is fascinating and exquisitely filmed. Their crew has captured amazing things, including the creeping ice tornado. Unfortunately, they cheated on their viewers when they faked a crucial polar bear scene in a zoo.
The amazing inscriptions on ancient cave walls represent some of humanity's first known creative work, but it wasn't just master artists who were allowed to paint. Kids as young as two or three were cave-painting 13,000 years ago.
Late last year, we learned that early humans and Neanderthals once shared Eurasia with a third hominin group, known as Denisovans. Now, the new discovery of a Denisovan toe bone might indicate that these three hominin groups were pretty much constantly interbreeding.
Your Fruit Ninja high score is irrelevant. In fact, no game of Fruit Ninja that you've played in your life so far matters anymore, not now that a motion tracking system, 5.1 surround sound, and a Wiimote have given the popular mobile game this insane virtual reality iteration. The only thing the CAVE—the Cave…
In 1420, Venetian engineer Giovanni Fontana proposed an elaborate mechanical room he dubbed the Castellum Umbrarum, or "castle of shadows." Sound awesome? It is. In a recent paper, French professor Philippe Codognet described it as "a room with walls made of folded translucent parchments lighted from behind, creating…
That Kraft cheese slice you might chomp for lunch today? It came from a mammoth subterranean dairy bunker the company uses as dirt cheap refrigeration and storage, Wired reports. Inside a 70 year old mine that's still rocked by explosions.
Lost's mysterious cave, the heart of the island, was discovered just outside of Buffalo, New York. Get a better look at this totally natural phenomenon - just don't expect a better series ending to be hiding in there, somewhere.
Yesterday we checked out Junji Ito's freaky sea monster tale. Today, we're going to take a look at Ito's 2002 horror tale The Enigma of Amigara Fault. It's about several thousand mysterious silhouette caves carved into a fault line.