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Scientists Complete Mission to Map Fast-Moving Fault off Alaska

Scientists Complete Mission to Map Fast-Moving Fault off Alaska

Researchers from NOAA, U.S. Geological Survey and their partners have completed the first high-resolution, comprehensive mapping of one of the fastest moving underwater tectonic faults in the world, located in southeastern Alaska. This information will help communities in coastal Alaska and Canada better understand and prepare for the…

In a Warming Climate, Arctic Geese are Rushing North

In a Warming Climate, Arctic Geese are Rushing North

As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the way, according to new evidence reported in Current Biology on July 19. Unfortunately, the birds’ earlier arrival isn’t making as…

X-ray Data May be First Evidence of a Star Devouring a Planet

X-ray Data May be First Evidence of a Star Devouring a Planet

For nearly a century, astronomers have puzzled over the curious variability of young stars residing in the Taurus-Auriga constellation some 450 light years from Earth. One star in particular has drawn astronomers’ attention. Every few decades, the star’s light has faded briefly before brightening again. In recent years,…

Thawing Permafrost Microbiomes Fuel Climate Change

Thawing Permafrost Microbiomes Fuel Climate Change

A University of Queensland-led international study could lead to more accurate predictions or the rate of global warming…

ShoreZone Coastal Habitat Surveys Continue in Alaska

ShoreZone Coastal Habitat Surveys Continue in Alaska

Scientists involved in the Alaska ShoreZone program have been steadily imaging and mapping Alaska’s rich coastal habitats since…

Observatories Team Up to Reveal Rare Double Asteroid

Observatories Team Up to Reveal Rare Double Asteroid

New observations by three of the world’s largest radio telescopes have revealed that an asteroid discovered last year…

Did the Chicxulub Asteroid Cause Earth’s Thermometer to Spike?

Did the Chicxulub Asteroid Cause Earth’s Thermometer to Spike?

When the Chicxulub asteroid smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, the event drove an abrupt and long-lasting…

Tuition Discount for Occupational Endorsements

Tuition Discount for Occupational Endorsements

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the University of Alaska will reduce tuition rates by 25 percent in selected…

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