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Scientists say an average skier generates about 200 watts of heat on each ski while gliding.
An area on the Richardson Highway near Thompson Pass received 6 feet of snow earlier this month. That’s led to a re-evaluation of a 1963 storm that reportedly dumped a national record amount of snow nearby.
A fox den bustles with activity and even gets a rare visitor — a coyote.
A geologist, teacher and a veteran of the Spanish-American War, Leffingwell stayed behind on Flaxman Island years after the rest of his expedition departed.
Juneau professor Sonia Nagorski breaks down what microplastics are, where they come from and why they’re so widespread.
Alaska scientists are studying salmon in the state’s northernmost waters.
Inspired by Fat Bear Week, birders at Creamer’s Field in Fairbanks initiated a Fat Bird Week to highlight the importance of fattening up for migrating birds.
Although 5.75 billion of them were killed by a wasting disease in a recent five-year period, there’s hope that sunflower sea stars can make a comeback in some areas.
Dogs are able to distinguish smells at least a thousand times better than humans.
Some trees make an early transition to fall colors, but others like the Siberian larch, give the landscape a late blast of rusty gold.
Science writer Ned Rozell, a veteran of more than 20 Equinox Marathon races, embarks on the 2023 race with a heartfelt appreciation of its history.
A researcher’s favorite whale from the population of Glacier Bay humpbacks returned after disappearing during a heat wave where water temperatures increased substantially.
Bad weather forced a trio of researchers to haul in 700 pounds of pontoon boat, sound-wave producing instrument, portable generator and gas cans to Allison Lake, above Valdez.
In revisiting an adventure from a decade ago, science writer Ned Rozell tells the story of a harrowing trip for researchers to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes.
On July 24, automated systems recorded more than 20,000 lightning strikes, which led to a late surge of wildfires after a quiet stretch in early summer.