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Small bird-banding study could produce big results

Small bird-banding study could produce big results

Alaska has its share of big science projects, to be sure. But to get results, science doesn’t always have to be huge.

Alaska legislators draft drone policy

Alaska legislators draft drone policy

With the Federal Aviation Administration considering Alaska as a drone test site, lawmakers are drafting a policy for their use in the state.

Sikuliaq departure delayed by technical problems

Sikuliaq departure delayed by technical problems

KUAC reports that technical problems have resulted in the new National Science Foundation vessel over-wintering in the Great Lakes.

If Comet ISON Survives The Sun, The View May Be Spectacular

If Comet ISON Survives The Sun, The View May Be Spectacular

If it manages to hold itself together after a rendezvous with the sun, ISON “could reappear in the dawn sky in early December as a potentially spectacular naked-eye object for skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere,”

Rate Of Coastal Wetlands Loss Has Sped Up, U.S. Study Says

Rate Of Coastal Wetlands Loss Has Sped Up, U.S. Study Says

The U.S. lost an average of 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands from 2004 to 2009, according to the latest data published by federal agencies.

Fishermen propose broader testing of electronic monitoring

Fishermen propose broader testing of electronic monitoring

Alaska fishermen want to broaden the experimental use of cameras and other monitoring devices in the federal government’s fishery observer program.

VIDEO: Spectacular Animation Of Biggest Bang Ever Seen

VIDEO: Spectacular Animation Of Biggest Bang Ever Seen

NASA writes that ‘this animation shows the most common type of gamma-ray burst, thought to occur when a massive star collapses, forms a black hole, and blasts particle jets outward at nearly the speed of light.’

MAVEN Lifts Off On Nearly Half-Billion-Mile Trip To Mars

MAVEN Lifts Off On Nearly Half-Billion-Mile Trip To Mars

NASA’s MAVEN explorer blasted off Monday on the first leg of its 440-million-mile journey to Mars, where scientists hope it will answer an ancient question: why the red planet went from warm and wet to cold and dry in a matter of just a billion years.

Juneau could have another aurora show tonight

Juneau could have another aurora show tonight

Last weekend, Juneau was treated to a rare but brilliant display of the aurora and conditions are right for a repeat performance tonight.

‘Ferrari Of Space’ Crashes And Burns In Earth’s Atmosphere

‘Ferrari Of Space’ Crashes And Burns In Earth’s Atmosphere

More than a ton of advanced electronics, including an ion engine and sensors that help detect variations in gravity, crashed into Earth’s atmosphere Sunday night, when the European GOCE satellite ended its four-year mission.