Science

Youth Art Activity focuses on artifacts and scientific sketches

It was a scientific Saturday morning for the kids in the Alaska State Museum classroom. November’s First Saturday youth art activity was an exploration of… Continue reading

 

Lola Brown, 10, watches closely as a siphon pump and length of hose empties one jug of water into a jug sitting on the floor. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day included time at six different stations, and each station introduced science and engineering principles with experiments. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day causes smiles, messes

Balloon shreds and balls of masking tape littered the floor at Centennial Hall Saturday morning, and things were just getting started. Introduce a Girl to… Continue reading

 

A Pacific walrus takes a nap on some ice in the Chukchi Sea. (Courtesy Photo | Casey Clark via the University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Tooth collections offer clues about walrus reproduction

I never thought I’d have a tray of walrus ovaries on my desk. Earlier this summer, I planned an interview to learn about a student… Continue reading

 

Reddish-brown patches in the water of Gastineau Channel as seen from the Douglas Bridge on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Possible algae increase dyeing Gastineau Channel waters red

Algae blooms can be harmful, but not all of them are.

Reddish-brown patches in the water of Gastineau Channel as seen from the Douglas Bridge on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this screenshot from a video shared Monday by Capital City Fire/Rescue, the waters of Suicide Basin have topped the low point in the dam holding the reservoir and are beginning to flow downhill. (Screenshot)

Suicide Basin begins releasing water, but flooding risk unknown

Suicide Basin began its long-awaited release of water late Monday, but there are no signs of incipient flooding along the banks of the Mendenhall River or Mendenhall Lake.

In this screenshot from a video shared Monday by Capital City Fire/Rescue, the waters of Suicide Basin have topped the low point in the dam holding the reservoir and are beginning to flow downhill. (Screenshot)

Auke Bay lab set to be demolished this fall

UAS will build new facility to house natural sciences building, aiming for 2020 completion.