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This summer has been different, with twice the average amounts of rain falling on Fairbanks during June and July. Everything looks, smells and sounds a bit different. 

Ned Rozell
The most effective way of capturing a singing male flycatcher is to challenge its machismo with the presence of a rival and then catch it with a net when it swoops to protect its territory. A bird decoy is more effective at pulling a bird from its perch than a song recording alone.Ned Rozell
Just when seismologists thought the earthquake swarm near Noatak had settled down, a magnitude 4.55 quake shook the region.Jillian Rogers
With a 103-foot wingspan, the single-engine ER-2 performs like a jet-powered glider, cruising at 60,000 feet to collect data about Arctic sea ice and requiring a pair of pilots -- one in the aircraft, one on the ground -- to execute a landing.Dermot Cole
The discovery of a qargi -- a prehistoric communal house -- has opened an opportunity for National Park Service officials to enlist the help of locals to help uncover a piece of the region's heritage.Jillian Rogers
Known as Max, Aequorea or simply No. 539, the whale was known for frequenting Southeast Alaska's Icy Strait as well as Glacier Bay, where she was first documented in 1975.Devin Kelly
Dinosaur footprints found in Denali National Park and Preserve suggest that some of the polar dinosaurs that roamed the region 70 million years ago lived and traveled in multigenerational herds.Yereth Rosen
The Air Force said it will slow down the closure of the HAARP site near Gakona until next spring, while scientists hoping to save it argue that the Air Force should leave diagnostic equipment in place if the site is to be saved.Dermot Cole
Suicide rates for Alaska Natives 70 and older are only half the national rates for that age group, according to information gathered by James Allen, a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota, and his colleagues.Yereth Rosen
Alaska Native babies in small, remote villages die at twice the rate of Native babies in cities, according to new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Kyle Hopkins

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