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Strong deep-sea quake rattles Unalaska

Strong deep-sea quake rattles Unalaska

A 6.1 magnitude quake coming from unusually deep underwater shook Nikolski and Unalaska around noon last Wednesday.

Robot Swarm: A Flock Of Drones That Fly Autonomously

Robot Swarm: A Flock Of Drones That Fly Autonomously

Can drones, the small unmanned aircraft that are at the forefront of fields from warfare to commercial delivery systems, fly without human intervention? A team of Hungarian researchers answers yes, having created 10 drones that self-organize as they move through the air.

Final Friday marks last public day for Alaska State Museum

Final Friday marks last public day for Alaska State Museum

After 47 years of operation, downtown Juneau facility closing to make way for SLAM

Killers Were Tiny, Victims Were Huge At Chile’s Whale Graveyard

Killers Were Tiny, Victims Were Huge At Chile’s Whale Graveyard

Since construction workers discovered dozens of fossils along a highway in Chile in 2011, one question has preoccupied researchers: What killed the whales, seals and other creatures that ended up there more than 5 million years ago?

Glacier Bay’s bears a remnant of the ice age

Glacier Bay’s bears a remnant of the ice age

Much of the focus on bears is on population management for hunting. But one scientist is studying bears for their sake and not ours.

Glacier Bay landslide excites scientists

Glacier Bay landslide excites scientists

A massive landslide in Glacier Bay National Park more than a week ago is exciting scientists around the world for the way it was the detected, the images of the slide and the sheer magnitude of it.

Political solution sought for China geoduck ban

Political solution sought for China geoduck ban

The ban has been in place since mid-December, when Chinese officials claimed they found high toxin and arsenic levels in geoducks from Washington State and from dive areas around Ketchikan.

Geese in Petroleum Reserve find new habitat amid melting sea ice

Geese in Petroleum Reserve find new habitat amid melting sea ice

The U.S. Geological Survey says melting Beaufort sea ice is creating new habitat for geese on the North Slope. That could have implications for conservation inside the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Satellite data confirms sea ice-climate change link for first time

Satellite data confirms sea ice-climate change link for first time

Observable sea ice data shows striking differences from previous climate computer models.

Freeze and thaw: What this winter’s weather means for Juneau gardeners

Freeze and thaw: What this winter’s weather means for Juneau gardeners

January was the warmest and wettest on record in Juneau. While many people enjoyed the mild weather, some plants and insects were jolted out of hibernation.