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Pain can be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Pain can be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn’t really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you’ll likely flinch again, even though – second time around – you should know better. That’s the takeaway of a new brain imaging study…

If Your Diet Fails, Try Again; Your Heart will Thank You

If Your Diet Fails, Try Again; Your Heart will Thank You

During the holiday season, it can be difficult for even the most determined of us to stick to a healthy diet. A piece of Halloween candy here, a pumpkin spice latte there, and suddenly we’re left feeling like we forgot what vegetables taste like. Our weight isn’t the…

Rare Fossil Bird Deepens Mystery of Avian Extinctions

Rare Fossil Bird Deepens Mystery of Avian Extinctions

During the late Cretaceous period, more than 65 million years ago, hundreds of different species of birds flitted around the dinosaurs and through the forests as abundantly as they flit about our woods and fields today. But after the cataclysm that wiped out most of the dinosaurs, only…

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Dramatic Effect on Stingrays

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Dramatic Effect on Stingrays

It has been almost a decade since the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. Described as the worst environmental disaster…

DNA of World’s Oldest Natural Mummy Unlocks Secrets of America’s Ice Age Tribes

DNA of World’s Oldest Natural Mummy Unlocks Secrets of America’s Ice Age Tribes

A legal battle over a 10,600-year-old ancient skeleton – called the ‘Spirit Cave Mummy’ – has ended after…

AVTEC’s Alaska Maritime Training Center Receives $95,000 Donation from Marathon Petroleum

AVTEC’s Alaska Maritime Training Center Receives $95,000 Donation from Marathon Petroleum

SEWARD, Alaska — The AVTEC Alaska Maritime Training Center received a donation of $95,000 from the refining, marketing…

Alaska Guardsmen Take Part in Drug Awareness During Red Ribbon Week

Alaska Guardsmen Take Part in Drug Awareness During Red Ribbon Week

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Members of the Alaska National Guard Counterdrug Support Program joined multiple law enforcement…

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch

After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of…

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