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In the remote reaches of Alaska, scientists have bored a tunnel deep beneath the tundra. But their work has revealed something horrific, and now the remains of extinct animals peek out everywhere from the frozen ground. It’s a vast subterranean graveyard which has begun to thaw – triggering a time bomb that could have frightening consequences for humankind.

Image: Richard Price

Ensconced in the far northwestern corner of North America, Alaska has always been a wild and beautiful place. And even though the city of Anchorage is now home to some 300,000 people, much of the region is made up of small and scattered communities. There, it seems, life has changed little over the centuries.

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