Bicycling through forests and moonscapes lit in different colors is so cool

Doing things at night is always a little more edgy, a little more scary, and a lot more fun. Doing things at night while lighting up entire forests in the Pacific Northwest and moonscapes in Utah in different colors is all of that night fun with a giant load of awesome added in. It looks like a completely different… »10/21/15 4:07pm10/21/15 4:07pm


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 4:48pm9/29/14 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 6:00pm6/28/14 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 6:00pm5/15/14 6:00pm

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 5:20pm4/12/12 5:20pm