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Astronaut recruit: Alaska a good analog for space

Astronaut recruit: Alaska a good analog for spaceAs a new recruit for a class of astronaut candidates, Jessica Cherry may someday view the world from miles higher.

Woods of Alaska stir after long slumber

Woods of Alaska stir after long slumberWhen birch and aspen leaves are full, mosquitoes are thick and darkness is a memory, a half-dozen reaching, squeaking beaks will add to the fleeting population explosion that — for a few months — fills these acres with song.

Salmon Creek turbidity affects drinking water, not power generation

Salmon Creek turbidity affects drinking water, not power generationTurbidity only affects drinking water. It has nothing to do with power generation.

Seismologist delivers cautionary notes about “The Big One”

Seismologist delivers cautionary notes about “The Big One”"There’s a small danger in treating 1964 as an example of everything that can happen.”

New equipment means new opportunities for polar bear treatment

New equipment means new opportunities for polar bear treatmentNew equipment has given the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the capability to treat polar bears on the scene, which, until now, hasn’t been a possibility.

Seismologists answer the call to rural Alaska

Seismologists answer the call to rural AlaskaBorn and raised in Russia, Ruppert is not the Einstein lookalike people perhaps expect when they hear an earthquake expert is coming to visit.

Pentagon plans to dismantle HAARP before winter

Pentagon plans to dismantle HAARP before winterPentagon officials said at a U.S. Senate hearing Wednesday they hope to take down the project in Gakona known as HAARP before winter sets in.

Shishaldin Volcano rumbling to life

Shishaldin Volcano rumbling to lifeThe Alaska Volcano Observatory detected long tremors and an increase in surface temperatures at Shishaldin on Tuesday.

Minto Flats: The home of hidden faults

Minto Flats: The home of hidden faultsFour scientists embarked on a trip to install a dozen sensitive ground-motion detectors in what they call the Minto Flats seismic zone.

Juneau birders photograph rare Long-billed Curlew

Juneau birders photograph rare Long-billed CurlewNorth America’s largest shorebird, rarely seen in this part of the country, may become No. 502 on the Checklist of Alaska Birds.