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9 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Visitors camp inside Son Doong Cave overnight. Photo credit: Oxalis Company

Adventure tours to Vietnam's Son Doong Cave -- the largest cave in the world -- has been suspended starting September 1. Authorities in the north-central province of Quang Binh made their announcement following the the conclusion of a one-year pilot tourism program involving a single vendor.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Vietnam, World News, Travel

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Scouts camp in Black Hills of South DakotaScouts camp in Black Hills...

Scouts camp in Black Hills of South Dakota Troop 727 takes a "Readers on Vacation" photo from Devil's Tower in Wyoming.


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Sat Aug 30, 2014

USA Today

Go underground: Exploring Virginia's caverns

Its cave-rooms are truly vast, and Luray's keepers are insistent on preserving/presenting the caverns in their natural state so as to maintain US National Natural Landmark status.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Shenandoah, Country, US National Parks, Shenandoah National Park

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Movie review: 'As Above, So Below'

Directed by John Erick Dowdle. Produced by Patrick Aiello and Drew Dowdle. Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Harry Potter, Books, Movies, Entertainment

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Daily Advance

Rhoades Review: a As above, so belowa takes horror fans beneath streets of Paris

Actors Perdita Weeks and Ben Feldman are seen in a scene from "As Above, So Below."


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Cities of the Underworld, Entertainment, Television

Hispanic Business

An Elegant Design Makes Compressed Air a Contender for Grid-Scale Storage

The potential for the integration of large amounts of renewable energy sources with the electricity grid - as the smart-grid concept proposes - will require large-scale storage devices.


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You'll want to see The Boxtrolls after watching this

Also get an inside look at stop-motion animation from directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, and hear stars Issac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley and Tracy Morgan give the lowdown on their characters.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Cave team: Erin Corwin found in unmapped gold mineCave team: Erin...

A cave rescue team said the gold mine where Erin Corwin was found is little more than "an anonymous hole in the desert" that has not been worked for decades and is not marked on any maps.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, San Bernardino County, CA, Twentynine Palms, CA, Joshua Tree, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Review: 'As Above' so-so

"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here," is the inscription uncovered by a gang of 20-something treasure hunters in the catacomb-hopping horror flick, "As Above, So Below."


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Harry Potter, Books

The New Zealand Herald

Caving in to Waitomo's bright lights

"This rock fell during an earthquake," announces Uncle Trev, our guide as he pointed to a block of limestone 4m long by 2m wide and half a metre deep, weighing at least 10 tonnes.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Earthquake, Natural Disasters


Erin Corwin Murder: How Detectives Located Her Body

The cave specialist instrumental in locating Erin Corwin's body deep within a remote gold mine shaft is still scratching his head over the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department's success in finding the 19-year-old murder victim.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, US National Parks, Joshua Tree National Park

Tot Lord in his museum at Townhead, Settle

AN exciting moment for me was one lunch-time when Freda, my wife, met me at the front door of our home in High Hill Grove, Settle , and - with a quiver of excitement in her voice - remarked: "J B Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes are in the front room."


Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Life, Hobbies,

Sun Aug 24, 2014

CBS News

a The cave digger: Hewing art from the very landscape

It seems artistic inspiration can be found throughout the New Mexico landscape -- and maybe even beneath it, as our Lee Cowan has discovered.


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Fri Aug 22, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Underground Fun at Inner Space Cavern

Head north of Austin on I-35 and you can't miss it: Inner Space Cavern . It's a place that's full of history, adventure and fun.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Austin, TX

Bad Astronomy Blog

These Cave Rocks Are Made out of Bacteria

Stalactites hold tight to the ceiling, the saying goes, and stalagmites might grow high enough to reach it.


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Utah Business

Boart Longyear Awarded Drilling Contract for NGL Storage Project

Salt Lake City Boart Longyear was awarded a contract on Aug. 1 for drilling services at the Magnum NGLs Storage Project at central Utah's Western Energy Hub.


Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Hobbies

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Prince George Citizen

Province balks at details release

There were 46 "dangerous or unusual occurrences" at tailings ponds at mines across B.C. between 2000 and 2012, according to annual reports of B.C's chief inspector of mines.


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The Drinks Business

Sinkhole revealed as 150-year-old beer cave

An underground "sinkhole" discovered by a bridge inspector in the US is believed to in fact be the remnants of a former brewery's 150-year old beer cave.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Ruidoso News

Rocking Lincoln County: Caves and Karst in Lincoln County

The San Andres and Yeso formations are two widespread geologic units in Lincoln County.


Related Topix: Lincoln County, NM, Yeso, NM, Geology, Science, Life, Hobbies, Carlsbad, NM, Fort-Stanton, NM

Movie review: IMAX Journey Into Amazing Caves

This film follows Aulenbach and Barton as they spelunk through a variety of caves looking for information about Earth's past and microbes.


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