A new University of Alaska Fairbanks study explores the life story of a woolly mammoth that lived 17,000 years ago.
Zara Rutherford, 19, is attempting to be the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. She hopes to show other girls and young women they can fly, too. And, to inspire them to get into science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
The new telescope, the largest and most powerful ever put into space, will travel to a lonely spot 1 million miles from Earth, where it will be able to peer out into the farthest reaches of the universe.
A company called Colossal is proposing would actually be a hybrid created using a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR-Cas9 to splice bits of DNA recovered from frozen mammoth specimens into that of an Asian elephant, the mammoth’s closest living relative.
A long-sought revitalization of a NOAA facility in Ketchikan is officially underway.
Cook Inlet has some of the warmest measured streams in Alaska. Temperatures are expected to climb as climate change accelerates, which isn’t good for the salmon that traffic those areas.
Three volcanoes are erupting across the Aleutian Range — Great Sitkin and Semisopochnoi in the Aleutian Islands and Pavlof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula.
The company hopes to increase the weight they can deliver in each pod so that eventually they can drop full pallets.
“We had no idea it was carnivorous,” says Sean Graham, a botanist with the University of British Columbia. “This was not found in some exotic tropical location, but really right on our doorstep in Vancouver. You could literally walk out from Vancouver to this field site.”
A stream of lava flowed down the side of the Great Sitkin volcano in the Aleutian Islands Thursday morning and was visible from the nearby community of Adak, an official with the Alaska Volcano Observatory said.