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7 Odd and Extreme Mineral Formations

The world is made up of wondrous chemicals that sometimes do pretty out-of-the-ordinary things. Here are seven places where minerals, carried by water, by heat, or by the actions of Mother Earth herself, left us with strange and wonderful sights. 1. Pamukkale Terraces, Turkey Looks ice cold, doesn’t it? Actually, the water is quite warm at the [...]

Animated Cave Drawings

You thought movies were less than a couple hundred years old. Of course, zoetropes and other such optical toys go back hundreds of years. But archaeologist Marc Azema and French artist Florent Rivere say that prehistoric cavemen had their own way of making moving pictures! Cave paintings in Lascaux and other areas of France have [...]

5 Newly Discovered Creatures That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

I often wake in a cold sweat, swiping at my arms and inside my ears frantically trying to scatter the insects crawling on my skin. These are my nightmares, invaded by creepy crawlers of all shapes and sizes. Perhaps it’s because my worst nightmares seem to be coming true. Recently in China, a woman found [...]

New spider species discovered in Oregon

A completely new species of spider has been discovered by cave explorers in southern Oregon. The new hook-legged arachnid is the first new family of s…

The Largest Underwater Gypsum Cave on Earth

Russia‚Äôs Orda Cave is the Largest Underwater Gypsum Cave on Earth. It’s not easy to get to, but the photographs are truly awesome. Read all about it at Environmental Graffiti. Link (Image credit: Viktor Lyagushkin)

Did Neanderthals create first cave art ?

New research has suggested that Neanderthals may have created cave paintings before modern humans. Paintings on the walls of a cave in Spain dating ba…

Fossils of new human species found in China

The fossil remains of what is believed to be a new species of human have been unearthed. Nicknamed the “Red Deer Cave people” after one of the sites a…

Cave paintings dated back 42,000 years

Early paintings of seals found in the Cave of Nerja in Spain are thought to be the oldest ever found. The discovery is based on new dating tests condu…

Award-Winning Animated Short of Plato’s Cave

(Video Link) In his Republic, presents an allegory of the value of philosophy and the nature of knowledge that is popularly known as Plato’s Cave: to the unenlightened mind, the world is filled with confusing ideas, like shadows on the wall of a cave, that only reflect truths not yet discerned. Michael Ramsey’s stop-motion animated presentation [...]

Eisriesenwelt: The Largest Ice Cave in the World

The Eisriesenwelt is an enormous cave system south of Salzburg, Austria. It’s forty-two kilometers long, the first kilometer of which is covered in wondrous ice formations. The cave is open to visitors during the summer, so visit if you’re in the area. Check out more pictures at the link. Link -via American Digest | Official Website [...]