Latest Caves News

Elon Musk tells jurors insult provoked ‘pedo guy’ tweet

Dec. 3, 2019 10:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk testified Tuesday that he was being insulting, not literally calling a British cave diver a pedophile when he lashed out on Twitter and ended up in a defamation lawsuit from the man who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thailand cave last year....

The Latest: Elon Musk testifies British diver insulted him

Dec. 3, 2019 9:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a defamation lawsuit against Elon Musk (all times local): ___ 3:30 p.m. Elon Musk denied that he meant to call a British cave diver a pedophile when he dubbed him “pedo guy” on social media. Vernon Unsworth helped to rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach...

Mammoth Cave hosts 40th annual holiday cave sing

Nov. 26, 2019 8:34 AM EST

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Mammoth Cave National Park is preparing to kick off the holiday season with its 40th Annual Cave Sing. Park spokeswoman Molly Schroer tells the Daily News the planned sing on Sunday gives the park a chance to do something different than the normal cave tour. The echoing acoustics...

Purdue student died in 200-foot fall in Alabama cave

Nov. 25, 2019 4:31 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a Purdue University student died in a 200-foot (60-meter) fall while rappelling in a cave. News outlets report 21-year-old Trever Col died Saturday after his equipment failed in Valhalla Cave Preserve in northern Alabama. The cave is known for its 227-foot...

Review: 'Classic Krakauer' is pure adventure and risk

Oct. 28, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

"Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk," Anchor Books, by Jon Krakauer The essays are older — primarily from the mid-1990s — for publications such as Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine and Outside magazine, but "Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk" is very Jon Krakauer: At...