Young people in foster homes or other temporary care have an opportunity to spend June 26-30 exploring wildfire science at an Interior Alaska forest camp.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the winners of its first Alaska Center for Microgrid Technologies Commercialization industry competition.
In fall 1998, a 29-year-old University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate student stumbled out of the Siberian forest, bruised and bleeding from his neck. Breathless, he approached an airport police officer, telling him of the robbery and the beating he had just endured. “And what do you expect me to do about this?” was the officer’s only response.
A fossil discovered by a Montana hunter in the late summer of 2010 is a new species of an ancient marine reptile group known as plesiosaurs.
A team of computer science students will represent the University of Alaska Fairbanks at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition from April 13-15 in San Antonio.
It’s a sure sign of spring — the arrival of the first reindeer calf at the Fairbanks Experiment Farm. The event occurred on April 4 this year at the University of Alaska Fairbanks facility, which keeps a herd of reindeer for research.
As an Alaska Native artist who grew up in Southeast Alaska, the idea that the land of her ancestors could be bought and sold out from beneath them still baffles Mary Goddard. “I find it hard to accept that people could purchase land without regard to who it really belonged to and use the natural resources without proper precautions and respect,” she said. So she did something about it. She created a work of art to express her feelings.
People who study animal behavior think they may have found out why wolves hunt in packs — because ravens are such good scavengers. Scientists who watched wolves on Isle Royale in Lake Superior came up with the raven-wolf pack theory after puzzling over a question: Why do wolves hunt in large groups when a single wolf can take down a moose?
It’s a bummer of a trip when you travel thousands of miles to meet Vikings and find neither them nor any of their good beer to wash down the disappointment. Such was the case for an enterprising Lutheran who arrived in Greenland in 1721 to convert a few thousand Vikings to his faith.
Nine years after it erupted, Kasatochi Island is just beginning to resemble its neighbors. Kasatochi is a speck in the middle of the Aleutian chain between Dutch Harbor and Adak, about 75 miles east of the latter. The volcanic island had no modern history of erupting until August 2008. In a few days that summer, the island changed from the lush green home of a quarter million seabirds to a gray pile of ash.