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Massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet has history of instability

Massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet has history of instability

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet locks away enough water to raise sea level an estimated 53 meters (174 feet), more than any other ice sheet on the planet. It’s also thought to be among the most stable, not gaining or losing mass even as ice sheets in West…

Pioneer scientist determined aurora height over Alaska

Pioneer scientist determined aurora height over Alaska

“Professor Fuller Drops Dead in Garden.” So reads the headline in the Farthest-North Collegian newspaper of June 1, 1935. In the story, an unnamed writer described how the the wife of the only physics professor at the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines screamed when she found…

When to Fish: Timing Matters for Fish that Migrate to Reproduce

When to Fish: Timing Matters for Fish that Migrate to Reproduce

It’s no secret that human activities affect fish, particularly those that must migrate to reproduce. Years of building dams and polluting rivers in some regions have left fish such as salmon struggling to return to their home streams and give birth to the next generation. A new University…

Geronimo: From America’s Most Wanted to Tourist Attraction

Geronimo: From America’s Most Wanted to Tourist Attraction

WASHINGTON — Editor’s note: November is Native American Heritage Month. First proclaimed by President George H. W. Bush in…

ANSEP Partners with Lower Yukon and St. Mary’s City School Districts for Hands-On STEM Learning

ANSEP Partners with Lower Yukon and St. Mary’s City School Districts for Hands-On STEM Learning

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program is hosting 29 students from the Lower Yukon…

Closest Temperate World Orbiting Quiet Star Discovered

Closest Temperate World Orbiting Quiet Star Discovered

A team working with ESO’s High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) at the La Silla Observatory in…

Site of Asteroid Impact Changed the History of Life

Site of Asteroid Impact Changed the History of Life

An asteroid, also known as the Chicxulub Impactor, hit Earth some 66 million years ago, causing a crater…

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact May Have Cooled Earth more than Previously Thought

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact May Have Cooled Earth more than Previously Thought

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur…

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