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Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:36

Scientists will begin excavation early next week of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on Thursday.

New beetle species found in world`s deepest cave

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:24

Researchers from two Spanish universities have discovered a new species of beetle in the depths of the Krubera cave, the deepest cave known to man, 2,140 metres deep in the Western Caucasus.

Over 1200 devotees leave for Amarnath from Jammu

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:10

The fifth batch of 1243 pilgrims today left for Amarnath shrine from Jammu base camp amid tight security, police said.

Three pilgrims die on way to Amarnath cave

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:44

Three Amarnath pilgrims have died due to various reasons on way to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas since the annual yatra began yesterday, police said on Sunday.

Three pilgrims die on way to Amarnath cave

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 14:01

Three Amarnath pilgrims have died due to various reasons on way to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas since the annual yatra began yesterday, police said on Sunday.

Injured German caver rescued after 11-day ordeal

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 16:58

German rescuers on Thursday brought to safety an injured caver, ending his 11-day ordeal and a massive recovery operation deep below the Bavarian Alps.

Rescuers work to save man trapped in Germany`s deepest cave

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 00:22

Rescuers were working on Monday to bring out a man stuck deep inside a cave in the German Alps after he was injured by falling rocks, an effort that police said could take days as experts negotiate a tricky labyrinth of vertical shafts and bottlenecks.

367 new species discovered in Mekong river in two years: WWF

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 20:05

A giant flying squirrel, a skydiving gecko and an eyeless cave-dwelling spider are among the 367 new species that have been discovered in the Greater Mekong region in the past two years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Thursday.

Female Brazilian cave insects have penises

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:25

Researchers have discovered that the Brazilian insects, which represent four distinct but related species in the genus Neotrogla, are the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.

Spain`s Paleolithic Altamira Cave to reopen

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 04:48

The Altamira Cave in northern Spain and its well-preserved paintings will again be open to the public from Thursday, albeit to very small groups because of the spread of micro-organisms due to human visitors.

Prehistoric cave pigment to protect ESA`s solar probe from Sun`s glare

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 15:55

A pigment that was once daubed onto prehistoric cave paintings is set to protect ESA`s Solar Orbiter mission from the Sun`s close-up glare.

Homo antecessors may have walked Earth 900,000 years ago

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 21:03

Researchers have claimed that the sediment of Gran Dolina, where the first remains of Homo antecessor were discovered in 1994, is about 900,000 years old.