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Entering Tjuv-Ante's Cave
2014-08-20 03:00:53

According to new research humble, microscopic organisms can create dripstones in caves. This illustrates how biological life can influence the formation of Earth’s geology - and the same may be happening right now on other planets in space.

Researchers Discover A New Species Of Beetle Discovered In The World's Deepest Cave
2014-07-02 03:12:40

The unusual habitat of the Krubera cave in the Western Caucasus remains a mystery. Researchers from two Spanish universities have discovered a new species of beetle in the depths of this cave.

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2014-07-02 10:06:06

Using 3-D laser scanning technology, a team of explorers has developed a Google Earth-style map of some of the largest caves in the world located in southeast China. The scans and a virtual tour of the caves are featured in the newest issue of National Geographic and available on the publications website.

Beautiful Translucent Snail Discovered In The Deepest Cave In Croatia
2013-09-10 10:07:38

Scientists discovered a new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama in Croatia.

Understanding Sinkholes And Why Are They Dangerous
2013-03-11 16:18:59

Ever since a 20-foot sinkhole tragically opened up beneath a Florida home on February 28, these natural phenomena have become fixtures in both newspaper headlines and the public consciousness. But what exactly are sinkholes?

Botanist Discovers Cave Dwelling Nettle In China
2012-12-31 08:22:04

South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world.

2012-12-28 15:09:18

South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world.

Scientists Discover Three New Arthropod Species In Spain
2012-11-28 13:35:13

Three new collembolan species have been discovered in the Maestrazgo caves in Teruel, Spain, by a team of scientists from the University of Navarra and the Catalan Association of Biospeleology.

cavenauts
2012-09-20 14:43:17

ESA's "cavenauts," who spent six days underneath the surface of our planet rather than outside of its atmosphere, have emerged from below.


Latest Cave Reference Libraries

Mammoth Cave National Park
2013-04-25 16:05:17

Mammoth Cave National Park is located in the state of Kentucky in the United States. The park holds 52,830 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Many mummies and artifacts have been found in Mammoth Cave and surrounding caves to support this. It is thought that first man of European descent to visit the area was John Houchin or Francis Houchin. The legend says that one of the brothers was hunting a wounded bear that entered the cave to hide. The first documented discovery...

Wind Cave National Park
2013-04-18 00:45:24

Wind Cave National Park is located in South Dakota in the United States, only ten miles away from the town of Hot Springs. The park holds 33,847 acres of cave system, and was the first national park of its kind. European explorers and Native Americans that traveled through the area knew that the cave was there, but there has been no existence of habitation found within the cave. Although the Lakota people spoke of a scared cave that produced wind, the first recorded discovery of the cave...

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
2013-04-17 15:30:34

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in southeastern New Mexico in the United States. The park holds 46,766 acres of land, of which 2/3 is a designated wilderness, and is thought to have been discovered by Jim White, who entered the Carlsbad Caverns and named many of the areas within the caverns, including Queens Chamber, New Mexico Room, Green Lake Room, Giant Dome, Witch's Finger, and Bottomless Pit. President Calvin Coolidge established the area as a national monument in 1923, but it...

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2009-06-26 17:28:06

The Kauai Cave Wolf Spider (Adelocosa anops) is a species of spider that exists only in a few caves in a six square mile lava flow in the Koloa-Poipu region of Kauai, Hawaii. Only six populations are known to exist. It is locally known as the "Blind Wolf Spider". This spider is very rare and since its discovery in 1971, only about 30 specimens have been recorded. This species is totally blind, and has evolved to have no eyes. The adult is about 0.78 inches long and is reddish-brown. It is...

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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