D-Day joy, hell for civilians told anew with virtual reality

World 05/29/19, 04:41

The emotion of being liberated from Nazi occupation was so sweet and intense that the French refugees burst into song, a spontaneous rendition of "La Marseillaise" that echoed around the underground network of dank, dark tunnels where they had been sheltering for weeks since D-Day, amid filth, fleas and the ...

Chinese fossil sheds light on mysterious Neanderthal kin

U.S. 05/01/19, 12:13

Nearly 40 years after it was found by a monk in a Chinese cave, a fossilized chunk of jawbone has been revealed as coming from a mysterious relative of the Neanderthals.Until now, the only known remains of these Denisovans were a few scraps of bone and teeth recovered in a ...

Netflix announces deal for film about Thailand’s cave boys

Soccer 04/30/19, 07:37

Netflix has announced it will join with the production company for the movie Crazy Rich Asians to make a film about last July's dramatic rescue of 12 village boys in northern Thailand who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave for more than two weeks.Netflix and SK ...

Aussie doctors bestowed Thai royal honors for cave rescue

Soccer 04/19/19, 05:15

Two Australian doctors were given royal honors in Thailand on Friday for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave and said they are looking forward to a reunion with the youngsters they helped save.Richard Harris and Craig Challen were given the award at a ceremony presided over ...

Officials: Experienced diver rescued from Tennessee cave

Europe 04/18/19, 01:05

Authorities say an experienced diver who was reported missing in a Tennessee cave has been found alive. The Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue Service posted on its Facebook page that the diver was brought out of the cave Wednesday night and was safe on the surface. Multiple rescue crews participated in the ...

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Science 04/11/19, 03:52

Archaeologists who discovered fossil bones and teeth of a previously unknown human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines say they plan more diggings and better protection of the popular limestone cave complex where the remains were unearthed.Filipino archaeologist Armand Salvador Mijares said Thursday the ...

Bones from Philippines cave reveal a new human cousin

Asia & Pacific 04/10/19, 12:02

Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a long-lost cousin of modern people, which evidently lived around the time our own species was spreading from Africa to occupy the rest of the world.It's yet another reminder that, although Homo sapiens is now the only surviving member of ...

Israeli researchers say Sodom salt cave is world’s longest

Science 03/28/19, 01:18

Israeli researchers said Thursday they have surveyed what they now believe to be the world's longest salt cave, a network of twisting passageways at the southern tip of the Dead Sea.A recently completed survey of the Malham Cave determined the labyrinthine cavern stretches more than 10 kilometers (6 miles) in ...

Ice castles turn farmland into winter wonderland

U.S. 02/28/19, 01:19

On a clear, frigid night in a courtyard made of walls of ice, Bruce McCafferty and his young son stand mesmerized, bathed in the pulsating rainbow light emanating from a series of stout ice formations. McCafferty and his son Dougie have come out to Ice Castles in North Woodstock, New Hampshire, ...

2 divers win Australian award for Thai cave rescue

Soccer 01/25/19, 04:49

Two amateur divers who canceled their vacation plans to join what they thought was a hopeless mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand on Friday received one of Australia's most prestigious awards.Prime Minister Scott Morrison presented Australian of the Year Award 2019 ...

UK honors cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python’s Palin

Soccer 12/29/18, 05:05

British divers who rescued young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognized in Britain's New Year's Honors List, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python star Michael Palin.Twiggy, a model who shot to stardom during the Beatles era, will become a "dame" ...

UK honors cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python’s Palin

Soccer 12/28/18, 17:39

British divers who rescued young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognized in Britain's New Year's Honors List, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python star Michael Palin.Twiggy, a model who shot to stardom during the Beatles era, will become a "dame" ...

Elon Musk asks judge to toss diver’s lawsuit in Thai dustup

U.S. 12/27/18, 16:00

Elon Musk is asking a California judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a British diver the tech entrepreneur called a pedophile on Twitter, arguing that it was nothing more than a "schoolyard spat on social media" that no reasonable reader took seriously.Musk's motion to dismiss, filed ...

Oldest known animal drawing found in remote Indonesian cave

News 11/07/18, 14:08

Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of a remote Indonesian cave.The sketch is at least 40,000 years old, slightly older than similar animal paintings found in famous caves in France and Spain. Until a few ...

Thai cave boys watch Man United v Everton

Soccer 10/28/18, 12:31

The 12 boys who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks were guests at Old Trafford for Manchester United's home match against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.Wearing red-and-white United scarves and with a look of excitement on their ...

Thai soccer player says English helped in cave rescue

Soccer 10/09/18, 13:44

A member of the youth soccer team from Thailand that got trapped in a flooded cave spoke about the ordeal on a trip to New York.Ekkapol Chantawong, coach of the Wild Boars soccer team, bows as he is introduced at an event in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The ...

Boys rescued from Thai cave play friendly match in Argentina

Soccer 10/07/18, 13:54

The 12 boys and soccer coach from Thailand who were found in a partially flooded cave are again capturing the media's attention.Young soccer Thai team Wild Boars play a friendly match against River Plate youth team at Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. The team made ...

Thailand’s celebrity cave boys head out on overseas tour

Soccer 10/03/18, 08:03

The 12 village boys who were trapped with their soccer coach in a cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks are ready to spread their wings, heading out to meet fellow youth players in Argentina and do a brief tour of the United States.The members of Wild Boars soccer ...

Hapless helpers recount own rescue by divers from Thai cave

Soccer 09/26/18, 09:48

There were a host of heroes in July's dramatic rescue of 13 members of a youth soccer team from a cave in northern Thailand ... and then there were the hapless would-be helpers from the Thai Well Water Association.Their story — barely reported and now mostly forgotten — was recounted ...

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