Science

Think Alaska mosquitoes are annoying? Consider that there are roughly 17 trillion of them, so no matter how many times you slap them off your arm, there will still be about 17 trillion. 

Ned Rozell
Analysis of a tooth and other samples dates them to about 14,000 years ago, making them some of the youngest mammoth remains discovered in Alaska. More striking, researchers say, was that the bones discovered match each other and seem to be from a single animal.Yereth Rosen
One of the scientists wonders if the pendants are signs of women at the Mead site. The ice age sites scattered throughout Interior Alaska are often hilltops or cliff sides used by hunters, presumably men.Ned Rozell
Data collected from tags attached to Bering Sea king salmon show salmon sharks are consuming the fish and indicate that further research might help figure out whether they're a source of the animal's sagging numbers.Suzanna Caldwell
In the last few years, researchers with UAF have drilled at Pilgrim Springs, looking for the hottest spots amid the steaming pools and snowless fields. They and others with private firms and the state are trying to determine if Pilgrim's energy might be a source of geothermal power for Alaska.Ned Rozell
Archeologist Ted Goebel and his coworkers found eight fragments of spear points at or near the Serpentine site in Northwest Alaska. They carbon-dated the charcoal they found with the points. The carbon was about 12,000 years old.Ned Rozell
Most of the 17 species of worms in Alaska seem to be exotic types that have recently settled the last Frontier with the help of humans, who gave them a lift.Ned Rozell

A film that chronicles the excavation of a 200-year-old village along the banks of the Kobuk River -- and what happened when archaeologists found human remains -- is scheduled to play Friday night at the Amchorage Museum.

Alaska Dispatch News
The fossil of a bizarre shark with a "buzz saw" bite, found in the Brooks Range and lost for 29 years in the Smithsonian archives, is back in Alaska for an exhibit in Seward, thanks in part to the intervention of artist Ray Troll. Mike Dunham
Soaring temperatures in Barrow and across northern Alaska are linked directly to a high-pressure system above northwestern Canada and consistent with odd weather tied to warm waters in the Pacific. Yereth Rosen