The Secret Life of a Red Fox Family

The Secret Life of a Red Fox Family

At the beginning, in late March of 2019, there were two characters in the drama: the dark-eyed female, smaller of body, her sides black as well as orange; and the dashing male. He was larger, his coat a brilliant orange, with black highlights on his flowing tail, feet and ears.

Village Grave Led to Virus Breakthrough

Village Grave Led to Virus Breakthrough

Through a series of events suited to a detective novel, researchers made a connection between Brevig Mission and the flu virus that helped prevent another outbreak of the 1918 flu, one of the worst epidemics ever experienced.

Northern News from a Massive Conference

Northern News from a Massive Conference

More than 25,000 scientists traveled to San Francisco for the week-long conference to present their research on classic hard-science subjects and a few surprises, including the migration of creatures ranging from Alaska earthworms to humans threatened by rising sea level.

The Physics of Forty Below

The Physics of Forty Below

The thermometer reads 40 below zero, the only point at which the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales agree. The red liquid within his thermometer is alcohol; mercury freezes at 38 below.

Alaska Blackfish in a World of its Own

Alaska Blackfish in a World of its Own

The Alaska blackfish is an evolutionary loner that fins through lakes and tundra ponds across much of the state. Not much larger than a banana, the fish is different from others in the state because in addition to gathering oxygen through its gills, it can pull oxygen from free air.