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New project seeks to boost number of Alaska Natives in STEM fields

The goal, ultimately, is to increase the number of Native tenured faculty at colleges and universities.

Experimental rocket explodes after launch in Kodiak

Experimental rocket explodes after launch in KodiakA rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded seconds after take off from the Kodiak Launch Complex at about 12:25 a.m. Monday morning.

Summer quake spurs researchers to Amchitka

Summer quake spurs researchers to AmchitkaA team of scientists is descending on a former nuclear test site in the Aleutians today to search for damage from a massive earthquake.

Why don’t hibernating bears get osteoporosis?

Why don’t hibernating bears get osteoporosis?Bears have the right idea. Don’t fight the cold; just shut ‘er down for six months and emerge when it’s warmer. Why didn’t we think of that?

Touring by Tesla

Touring by TeslaGuy Hall is an electric car evangelist. He drove from the California-Mexico border to Fairbanks in a Tesla Model S to spread the word.

Subsistence hunters helping test food security in western Alaska

Subsistence hunters helping test food security in western AlaskaThe Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is distributing the paper to subsistence hunters to collect blood specimens from subsistence mammals.

High-tech bird decoy fools flycatchers

High-tech bird decoy fools flycatchersJulie Hagelin needed a fake bird. She found one in an unexpected place.

New geotags to shed light on Auklet migrations

New geotags to shed light on Auklet migrationsEvery summer, thousands of tiny auklets flock to the Aleutian Islands to nest. But scientists don’t know where the seabirds go in the winter.

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?Monday’s tailings dam failure could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries. Critics say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate.

Report: Alaska tourists may shift to new areas because of climate change

Report: Alaska tourists may shift to new areas because of climate changeA retreating Mendenhall Glacier, for example, could affect organic food supply for Auke Bay whales, salmon