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Woolly Mammoths and Neanderthals May Have Shared Genetic Traits

Woolly Mammoths and Neanderthals May Have Shared Genetic Traits

  Findings point to molecular resemblance in climate adaptation traits of the two species, TAU researchers say A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that the genetic profiles of two extinct mammals with African ancestry — woolly mammoths, elephant-like animals that evolved in the Arctic peninsula of Eurasia around 600,000…

Alaska NOAA Team Examines Dead Endangered Sperm Whale

Alaska NOAA Team Examines Dead Endangered Sperm Whale

It was a rare find: a dead sperm whale washed up on a beach in Alaska’s famed Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska. Sperm whales, which are endangered, usually hang out in deeper, offshore waters. This one—a 48-foot long male—was found beached on the east side of Lynn Canal, north of Berners…

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Completes Flight Tests

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Completes Flight Tests

Since the Wright brothers first took to the skies of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Dec. 17, 1903, first flights have been important milestones in the life of any vehicle designed for air travel. After all, it’s one thing to design an aircraft and make it fly on…

North Dakota Site shows Wreckage from same Object that Killed the Dinosaurs

North Dakota Site shows Wreckage from same Object that Killed the Dinosaurs

  An excavation site in North Dakota sheds new light on what happened when a giant meteorite struck…

How Mosquitoes Smell Human Sweat(and new ways to stop them)

How Mosquitoes Smell Human Sweat(and new ways to stop them)

  Female mosquitoes are known to rely on an array of sensory information to find people to bite,…

Alaska Public Media Receives $65,000 Grant to Help Design PBS KIDS Educational Resources

Alaska Public Media Receives $65,000 Grant to Help Design PBS KIDS Educational Resources

  One of 5 Stations to Receive Grant to Develop Educational Materials for new ‘Molly of Denali’ series…

West Coast Waters Grow More Productive with Shift Toward Cooler Conditions

West Coast Waters Grow More Productive with Shift Toward Cooler Conditions

The ocean off the West Coast is shifting from several years of unusually warm conditions, toward a cooler…

ANSEP hosts Middle School Academy for 49 Bering Strait School District students

ANSEP hosts Middle School Academy for 49 Bering Strait School District students

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program is hosting 49 students from the Bering…

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