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It's a topsy-turvy world we're living in lately, where it's raining in normally sub-zero Alaska and the U.S. South is dealing with show-stopping winter weather. And some research suggests it's only likely to continue.Craig Medred
Crab pots lost on the bottom of a Kodiak Island bay are capturing significant numbers of its king crab, according to scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Associated Press
A team from Mat-Su Career & Technical High School is headed to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., with a regional win last weekend. Zaz Hollander
The icy dramas of Alaska's recent past have given way to record warmth, bringing with it confusion and a whole new set of problems.Alex DeMarban
By some measures, Alaska has more than 49,000 miles of coastline, more than the Lower 48 states combined. The closer you look, the longer the shore gets. With ShoreZone, it's almost possible to zoom in until every barnacle and pebble stands out in sharp relief.Erin McKittrick

ShoreZone offers an up-close look at some 38,000 miles of Alaska coastline -- much of it hidden from the view of most Alaskans. The result is both beautiful and informative. 

Alaska Dispatch News
In Anchorage, a 30-year-old record was wiped out Tuesday when the temperature reached 44 degrees at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, beating the previous mark of 43 degrees set in 1984. Unofficial temperatures in other parts of the city approached 50 degrees. Megan Edge
The quake, which struck shortly before midnight, had a magnitude of 3.3 and was centered near the Big Lake Airport. It was felt throughout the area, but there were no immediate reports of damage.Alaska Dispatch News
Whatever is causing Anchorage-area black-capped chickadees to develop deformed beaks, it's spreading to other birds and parts of the world, including Fairbanks, Puget Sound and Great Britain. Yereth Rosen
As early as this spring, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to invoke a rarely used legal authority to bar a Canadian company, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., from beginning work on its proposed Pebble Mine, citing risks to salmon and to Alaska's pristine Bristol Bay. How did it get to this point?Joby Warrick | The Washington Post