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Inside The World's 3rd Largest Cave

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. » 4/21/15 1:55pm 4/21/15 1:55pm

Laser Mapping Reveals a Hidden Cavern the Size of Four Great Pyramids

In an age where every square mile of Earth's surface is so easily photographed and surveilled, to be a true explorer—to see what no human has ever seen before—one has to descend into the bowels of the Earth. Armed with high-tech lasers scanners, cavers are slowly mapping that underground world. And now they've found… » 9/29/14 4:48pm 9/29/14 4:48pm

What it Takes to Shoot Jaw-Dropping Photos Inside Giant Caves

Photographer Chris Higgins has been fascinated by caves ever since he was a kid. When he found that words weren't enough to describe the beauty of what he saw in the caves he explored, he began photographing them. Now, he shoots heart-stopping underground images, and the guys from JOBY followed along to see how much… » 6/28/14 6:00pm 6/28/14 6:00pm

This Diver Is Cradling a 12,000-Year-Old Skull in an Underwater Cave

Inside a cave so deep and dark it's called Hoyo Negro, or Spanish for "black hole," divers are transporting a 12,000-year-old skull for 3D scanning. The skull belongs to one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever found in the Americas. Lucky for us, the expedition was documented with an entire set of stunning… » 5/15/14 6:00pm 5/15/14 6:00pm

Inside the DIY World of Mapping Caves With Radio

Underground, where this is no GPS and certainly no Wi-Fi, mapping caves requires a different kind of technical ingenuity. Thus, there is cave radio. To learn about the DIY world of cave radio and underground exploration, Gizmodo picked the brain of Stanley Sides, tinkerer and former president of the Cave Research… » 4/03/14 12:20pm 4/03/14 12:20pm

Millennia-Old Strains of Bacteria Can Resist Drugs They've Never Met

"Why won't you just DIE?!" That's what researchers probably said to strains of 4-7 million-year-old bacterium discovered in the depths of New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns. They found that these hidden organisms have very similar immunities as bacteria that have developed resistances after decades interactions with modern… » 4/12/12 5:20pm 4/12/12 5:20pm