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“We may be talking about squirrels and hibernation here,” says biologist Loren Buck, a lead investigator on the NSF-funded project, “and those are interesting questions in their own right. But virtually any human pathology you can think of is tied to a breakdown in clock function."

Changes to the Chugach Open, Alyeska Resort's multi-discipline big mountain competition set to begin Friday, may leave athletes and spectators a little disappointed.
Believe it or not, musk ox milk is a real hit in coffee. It's rich and fatty and not the least bit offensive in flavor, at least according to taste tests by managers at the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer.
Forty-two years ago, an Army helicopter pilot flying over a tundra plateau saw a group of caribou. Thinking something looked weird, he circled for a closer look. The animals, dozens of them, were dead.
In summer, University of Alaska Anchorage research activity picks up. Scientists and students do fieldwork as far away as Toolik Lake, the Aleutians and Greenland, and as close as Portage and Girdwood.
Susan Bomalaski has been the executive director of Catholic Social Services, a major Anchorage provider of services that address homelessness, hunger and refugee resettlement, since 2006. She is planning to leave the position at the end of the year.

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