Archive of: Science

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Feds give go-ahead to new Steller sea lion management April Issue 2 2014

Feds give go-ahead to new Steller sea lion management

Fishers targeting Atka mackerel, Pacific cod and pollock in the western Aleutians will likely have additional harvest opportunity next year.

Great Alaska Quake shook up science March Issue 4 2014

Great Alaska Quake shook up science

When North America’s largest-known earthquake shook Alaska for all it was worth at 5:36 p.m., on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, George Plafker was in the right place at the very right time.

March Issue 4 2014

Evidence spotted for Big Bang expansion

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say they have spotted evidence that a split-second after the Big Bang, the newly formed universe ballooned out at a pace so astonishing that it left behind ripples in the fabric of the cosmos.

Scientists expect traces of ocean radiation soon March Issue 4 2014

Scientists expect traces of ocean radiation soon

Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches along the West Coast in hopes of capturing a detailed look at low levels of radiation drifting across the ocean since the 2011 tsunami that devastated a nuclear power plant in Japan.

February Issue 4 2014

Academy honors scientists behind special effects

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The scientists and inventors who make big-screen superheroes, spectacular explosions and other only-in-the-movies effects possible have their own Oscar ceremony.

Military nears holy grail: Pizza that lasts years February Issue 4 2014

Military nears holy grail: Pizza that lasts years

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for as long as three years and still remain good to eat.

February Issue 4 2014

Study: Arctic getting darker, making Earth warmer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic isn’t nearly as bright and white as it used to be because of more ice melting in the ocean, and that’s turning out to be a global problem, a new study says.

January Issue 4 2014

Lab study cuts fracking waste’s radioactivity

HOUSTON (AP) — Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations.

December Issue 4 2013

Mild 2013 a break for warming Arctic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rapid melting in the Arctic eased up this year.

November Issue 4 2013

Russian fireball shows meteor risk may be bigger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought.