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Underwater Caves, Outer Space, and the Fear Factor

What does a cave diver who dives into dark, narrow underwater caverns with only a thin cable connecting him to the surface have in common with an astrophysicist who does his exploration sitting at a computer monitor his bathrobe?  The unexpected answer, from Nobel Laureate in Physics Adam Riess: fear. “We’re both scared,” said Riess,…

Explorers’ Adventure in the Mustang Caves

Three modern day explorers relate their adventure tackling a rare challenge: scaling huge cliffs to examine human remains dating back centuries.