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UAF, Fairbanks School District Launch Middle College

UAF, Fairbanks School District Launch Middle College

  Students in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will soon have the opportunity to complete their high school careers with up to two years of college credit, tuition-free. The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the school district have joined forces to create North Star College, a…

Researchers Uncover Strong Link between Sadness and Smoking

Researchers Uncover Strong Link between Sadness and Smoking

  Sadness, more than other emotions, heightens craving to smoke and likelihood of relapse What drives a person to smoke cigarettes—and keeps one out of six U.S. adults addicted to tobacco use, at a cost of 480,000 premature deaths each year despite decades of anti-smoking campaigns? What role…

‘The Blob,’ Food Supply Squeeze to Blame for Largest Seabird Die-off

‘The Blob,’ Food Supply Squeeze to Blame for Largest Seabird Die-off

  The common murre is a self-sufficient, resilient bird. Though the seabird must eat about half of its body weight in prey each day, common murres are experts at catching the small “forage fish” they need to survive. Herring, sardines, anchovies and even juvenile salmon are no match…

Need to Control Blood Sugar? There’s a Drink for That, Says UBC Prof

Need to Control Blood Sugar? There’s a Drink for That, Says UBC Prof

  With more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes looking for strategies to help control blood sugar, new research…

Amazon Forest Regrowth Much Slower Than Previously Thought

Amazon Forest Regrowth Much Slower Than Previously Thought

  The regrowth of Amazonian forests following deforestation can happen much slower than previously thought, a new study…

Resident Orcas’ Appetite Likely Reason for Decline of Big Chinook Salmon

Resident Orcas’ Appetite Likely Reason for Decline of Big Chinook Salmon

Written by: Michelle Ma | University of Washington   Killer whales prefer to eat only the biggest, juiciest…

Microplastics Million Times More Abundant in the Ocean Than Previously Thought

Microplastics Million Times More Abundant in the Ocean Than Previously Thought

Mini-microplastics uncovered in the stomachs of filter-feeding marine organisms Nothing seems safe from plastic contamination. A new study…

Shift in Tundra Shrub Growth Could Release More Atmospheric Carbon

Shift in Tundra Shrub Growth Could Release More Atmospheric Carbon

University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists presented their work at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting in San Francisco…

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