Ned Rozell, UAF Geophysical Institute

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Why is a moose’s nose so big?

A scientist from Ohio once pondered why moose have such big noses.Why might a scientist from Ohio care? It can tell a person about...

Long after run to glory, Balto lives on

A dog that pulled his way into history has given scientists insight into what makes Alaska sled dogs and other working breeds unique.Researchers have...

Bear tracks on snow a sign of the season

Melt season is a sad time for people who enjoy the magic of snow crystals bonding so well to one another, resulting in a...

Aurora expert helped expand Alaska tourism

When Syun-Ichi Akasofu walks by in the building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus that bears his name, I want to catch up...

Identifying polar bears by their footprints

Scientists in northern Alaska are learning about polar bears by scraping snow samples from the tracks they leave behind.That snow contains tiny flecks of...

1,000 miles of Iditarod trail by bike

Two staff members of the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently rode 1,000 miles across Alaska on bikes with tires fat as a loaf of...

Raven roosts shrouded in mystery

Last week, while getting ready to climb into my bunk, I heard the yell of a raven outside. And then another, and a few...

The porcupine’s winter in slow motion

While running through Bicentennial Park in Anchorage, biologist Jessy Coltrane spotted a porcupine in a birch tree. On her runs on days following, she...

Dozens descend upon Alaska to measure snow

CREAMER’S FIELD STATE MIGRATORY WATERFOWL REFUGE — Five scientists have padded their way on snowshoes into the middle of this frozen swamp in Fairbanks....

Stranger in a rich land of winter life

Things an Alaskan notices while standing on a road in Costa Rica:Trees are shaped like mint-green umbrellas rather than charcoal-green rocket ships.Flesh-colored flowers smell...
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