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Climate change means our future is uncertain, but in the meantime, it's telling us a lot about our past. The Earth's glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, but as the ice dwindles, ancient artifacts are being uncovered. The Secrets of the Ice project has been surveying the glaciers on Norway's highest mountains in Oppland since 2011. They have found a slew of treasures, frozen in time and ice, making glacier archeologists, as Lars Pilø, co-director of Secrets of the Ice, put it when talking to CNN, the "unlikely beneficiaries of global warming."

Instead of digging, glacier archeologists survey the areas of melting ice, seeing which artifacts have been revealed by the thaw. "It's a very different world from regular archaeological sites," Pilø told National Geographic. "It's really rewarding work.

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This Magical Alaskan Ice Cave Captured on Video Last Year No Longer Exists

These beautiful ice caves are caused by climate change.

Discovery Digital Networks’ brand new platform Seeker hopes to take its readers on virtual adventures around the world and spark a love of wonder and travel. They have certainly succeeded with this mesmerizing first episode of “This Happened Here,” a daily series that sources photos and travel diaries from adventurers around the globe. The “Disappearing Ice Caves of Alaska” episode tells the story of honeymooners Lauren and Andrew Russel as they climb on, under and all around the massive and constantly evolving glaciers of Alaska. Their destination? A majestic ice cave located below the 12 mile long Mendenhall Glacier.

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NASA Creates Awesome iPad App for Science Education

The new "Visualization Explorer" app takes NASA's trove of satellite data and brings it to life in a free app.


The space shuttle program may be over, but NASA's ability to inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math experts is as strong as ever. On Tuesday they released a free iPad app, the Visualization Explorer, which "allows users to easily interact with extraordinary images, video, and information about NASA's latest earth science research."

Designed by media specialists at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the app's incredible visuals come from computer images based on data captured by NASA's satellites. The app has the potential to make teaching and learning about science a lot cooler. Imagine how instead of simply reading about topics like "climate change, aerosols, glaciers, hurricanes, volcanoes and wildfire" in a textbook, students with access to the app can explore the data-based visualizations and see those topics truly brought to life.

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