Alaska’s oldest salmon hatchery is getting a makeover. The Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC), on the historic campus of Sheldon Jackson College, just received a $500,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to pay for plumbing, electricity, and safety upgrades.
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.
Over millions of years, the Tintina Fault has moved gold-bearing rocks from Canada into Interior Alaska. The Yukon River, as it enters Alaska, somewhat follows the trace of the Tintina Fault.
When two National Hockey League hockey players collide, their pads and body tissues can absorb enough energy to power a 100-watt light bulb for a minute and a half. During the 60 minutes of a hockey game, players can burn 6,000 calories and lose up to 15 pounds.
In addition to helping with oil spill response, Alaska ShoreZone data assists with fisheries research, recreation reconnaissance, climate change research, and even helping calibrate drone software for NASA.
Ivory Adajar of Dillingham was recently named a finalist in a national competition by The International Astronomical Union (IAU) to name an intergalactic star and exo-planet.
A few times each week, someone carries something dead or alive through the doors of the UA Museum of the North, hoping an expert can identify it…
With all the warmth-driven changes to Alaska in the news, this right-on-time snow coverage is comforting.
Because people live on the slopes of Alaska volcanoes and thousands more fly through their blast zones each day, scientists want to forecast eruptions with more precision.
In 1960 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game conducted a wolf-planting experiment on Coronation Island in southeast Alaska. Alaska’s only wolf-stocking experiment taught biologists the importance of habitat size.