Tag: nature

Double whammy

Global warming and hatcheries pumping billions of salmon into the North Pacific Ocean are combining to change the very nature of Alaska sockeye salmon, according to a peer-reviewed study published in Nature […]

Future beer

Twenty-seven years ago this March, the New York Times declared the Alaska Delta barley project, the dream of the late and revered Gov. Jay Hammond and policy sidekick Bob Palmer, a giant […]

Mind over matter

Nobody understands exactly how to harness the placebo effect, but once again scientists have demonstrated its almost unbelievable power. The latest example comes in the areas of endurance and obesity. Scientists genotyped […]

Saving babies

After much lobbying by citizens of Seward, a small town at the head of Alaska’s Resurrection Bay,¬†an effort is underway to rescue two orphaned grizzly bear cubs that have become a city […]

Together apart

Commentary   Homo sapiens male and female are members of a singular species separated by gender. Science is only beginning to find out how separated. Scientists in Sweden have now documented¬†a big […]