Adopted mammoth fell 15,000 years ago

A few days ago, Mat Wooller had news about a woolly mammoth my friend LJ and I “adopted” last October.   “You’ve got one of the...

The ups and downs of washboard roads

While driving Alaska’s graveled highways, people sometimes wonder how an unpaved road can turn into a bed of corduroy. Keith Mather had the same question...

Pound for pound, Alaska mosquitoes pack punch

In mid-June, while standing deep within the northern boreal forest, it’s possible to feel a sensation similar to one felt in mid-December at the...

A teenager and her unusual bird

Hazel Sutton was eating lunch on an island at Tanana Lakes Recreation Area in Fairbanks with her family recently when a bird caught her...

Polar bears of the past survived warmth

In a recent paper, scientists wrote that a small population of polar bears living off Greenland and Arctic Canada increased by 1.6 times when...

Feltleaf willows: Alaska’s most abundant tree

Imagine being a moose in late May: You have just survived 200 days of cold and darkness by munching the equivalent of a large...

When river breakup came to Eagle

EAGLE — As the late evening sunshine poured in from the northwest, a dozen residents of Alaska’s farthest upstream town on the Yukon River...

Why is a moose’s nose so big?

A scientist from Ohio once pondered why moose have such big noses.Why might a scientist from Ohio care? It can tell a person about...

Long after run to glory, Balto lives on

A dog that pulled his way into history has given scientists insight into what makes Alaska sled dogs and other working breeds unique.Researchers have...

Bear tracks on snow a sign of the season

Melt season is a sad time for people who enjoy the magic of snow crystals bonding so well to one another, resulting in a...
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