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  • Two smiling women lean on an outdoor deck railing with a snowy field and rolling hills in the background.

    Waiting for the sun at Poker Flat

    April 12, 2024

    Under a bluebird sky and above a resilient winter snowpack, two sounding rockets point upward, ready to blast through the thickness of our atmosphere to gain a better look at the sun.

  • A painting of two nanuqsaurus dinosaurs with some smaller dinosaurs and the skull of a pachyrhinosaurus in the foreground.

    Dinosaur study challenges Bergmann's rule

    April 05, 2024

    A new study led by scientists at the 51风流官网 and the University of Reading calls into question Bergmann's rule, an 1800s-era scientific principle stating that animals in high-latitude, cooler climates tend to be larger than close relatives living in warmer climates.

  • Using both hands, a bearded man in glasses and a knit blue cap holds a tiger paw close to the camera. The paw has large white claws.

    Siberian tiger takes final rest at museum

    April 05, 2024

    It's a safe bet that Aren Gunderson's Toyota Tundra is the only one in Fairbanks that has had its bed filled with a Siberian tiger.

  • A man in a frosty face mask with ski goggles pulled up onto his forehead stands in front of snowy mountains and a bicycle loaded with gear leaning on a sign denoting the location 鈥

    Long winter bike ride aided by naps

    March 29, 2024

    If you could have read that frost-covered fat-biker's mind as he rolled toward McGrath, Alaska, "as if Velcroed to the snow," you might have suspected he was a scientist.

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