[DIGEST: The Siberian Times, IFLS, Express.co.uk]

An ancient mummy wrapped in a cocoon of copper, bark and fur was recently found in the Siberian Arctic. Alongside the mummy were the remains of a baby, in similar wrappings. These latest discoveries at the Zeleniy Yar burial site–where dozens of graves have been found over the past 20 years--may shed light on the early human exploration of northern Russia.

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[DIGEST: Siberian Times, Geology, Inside Climate News, Esquire, Yahoo]

Across the Arctic, dramatically rising temperatures are causing permafrost to become decidedly less than permanent.

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[DIGEST: Phys.org, News Bureau Illinois, Nature, LA Times, Vice]

Global warming will not only result in rising ocean levels, strange weather patterns and droughts. It could also expose us to dangerous prehistoric viral pathogens.

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