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New Exhibit at Museum of Discovery Explores What Lives "In the Dark"

Little Rock, Ark. - The Museum of Discovery will reveal what thrives in caves, beneath the soil, under the sea, in the shadows of night and within other dark environments in the special exhibition In the Dark, on view September 27 through January 4, 2015.In the Dark features five immersive zones, enabling visitors to see and experience some of ... (more)

Spanish Rescued After 12 Days Trapped in Peru Cave

Rescue workers carry injured Spanish speleologist Cecilio Lopez after his rescue from inside the Inti Machay cave, in Leimebamba, Peru, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

Solar Quartz Necklace

So we know the main difference between stalagmites and stalactites are that the 'mites are the formations that come from the bottom of the cave and the 'tites are the ones that hang from the top, but there's something else different about them too: it's stalactite slices that are used in these Solar Quartz Necklaces , not stalagmites.

Trapped Spanish caver slowly inched to safety in Peruvian Andes

Simeon Tegel is a British journalist based in Lima, Peru, and covering Latin America. Visit his website at simeontegel.com.

China 'supercave' is the largest on EARTH: Huge Miao Room cavern...

China 'supercave' is the largest on EARTH: Huge Miao Room cavern measuring a staggering 380.7 million cubic feet takes title Although it was found in 1989 its size wasn't determined until a team from the University of Lancaster measured it last year The cave would comfortably fit a Boeing 747 - if you could get one in there - and is located about 325 feet underground The huge Miao Room cavern, which measures 380.7 million cubic feet in volume, was recently declared the world's largest. Laser-mapping was used by an expedition to work out it's size, exceeding the previous record holder of Sarawak Chamber in Malaysia by 10 per cent.

 

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LAST NEWS: Spanish Rescued After 12 Days Trapped in Peru Cave

Here is the  blog in which you can find all the information about this rescue:

http://rescateenperu.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/the-operation-is-not-over-yet-we-need.html

If you could contribute to the Spanish federation of Speleology, they will be very please.

Now more than 40 cavers must return to Spain, and then we…

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Posted by Juan Pedro Garcia-Nieto on October 1, 2014 at 2:42pm

Annual JV Stewardship Award

The SCCi, in cooperation with the Huntsville Grotto, is proud to announce that nominations are open for the John Van Swearingen IV Stewardship Award!

               The award was conceived by the Huntsville Grotto in honor of long-time member, conservationist, cave steward, and SCCi Director, JV, who passed away in 2001.  It is presented annually…

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Posted by Tricia Spiiotis on August 19, 2014 at 7:09am

Handicapped Ex-caver

I used to cave, then I got MS. Is there nothing an ex-caver can do but go away?

Posted by Carol Vendura on July 2, 2014 at 7:46am — 1 Comment

New Member Approval Delays

I would like to apologize for delays in approving new members. We are glad to have anyone interested in caving as a member, unfortunately over the last couple months we have been under heavy strain from spam registrations. I go through each members personal page and approve anyone who I believe is a real person and not a spammer.

 

We are receiving hundreds of spam membership requests daily which is causing delays in approval of real members. I am working to solve the problem…

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Re: Petzl Vertex 2 Vent Discontinued

I really hope Petzl has something in the works that's better than the Vertex. The Ecrin Roc had really become the iconic caver helmet and nothing in their current lineup is a worthy replacement for it.

Torn and mangled NSS NEWS...again!

Boy, oh boy! You must be really digging in the archives for something to do, besides caving. :rofl: As you noticed, the last message, besides yours, was last year. Since my first complaint about this, I received a new copy from the NSS Office--bless their little hearts--and I haven't had any other hiccups from the postal service, which I feel is at fault in these torn, mangled issues of the NSS NEWS. As for being digital, if you haven't checked on things, the NSS is doing digital...if that's what you want. Some of us are old-fashioned and just like to see our own copies as Dave Bunnell puts them out. Why should I waste my paper and ink on creating my own digital copy, anyway? I know, I know! You've already mentioned that I wouldn't ever have a hiccup, like I had...except my computer/printer could make a mess out of things, as I'm involved right now, thanks to Windows Live Mail. Maybe you can come over and show me where my missing folders are, that just disappeared, yesterday, when I turned the computer on. Damn, damn, damn! :yikes: :off topic: :sad:

Re: Why can't we get the NSS News electronically?

HEAR ! HEAR !This is my response to such a posting. It is way overdue. Al Copley, 20845

Re: Torn and mangled NSS NEWS...again!

Had you printed your own copy from a digital PDF file, you would not have this problem. This is yet one more reason for the NSS to go to digital format for delivery, Please do not take this personally, Al Copley 20845
 
 
 

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LAST NEWS: Spanish Rescued After 12 Days Trapped in Peru Cave

Here is the  blog in which you can find all the information about this rescue:http://rescateenperu.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/the-operation-is-not-over-yet-we-need.htmlIf you could contribute to the Spanish federation of Speleology, they will be very please.Now more than 40 cavers must return to Spain, and then we could say that the rescue has ended.See More
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