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  • A woman holds a moose skull with antlers on one shoulder while standing in a shallow stream. Another woman sits with a paddle in an inflatable canoe nearby.

    Ancient moose antlers hint of early arrival

    December 02, 2022

    When a great deal of Earth's water was locked up within mountains of ice, our ancestors scampered across a dry corridor from what is today Siberia over to Alaska. Those adventurous souls may have been accompanied by another creature that needed wood -- the moose.
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  • Two men and a woman sit in an office with maps on the wall while a cameraman films them.

    Alan Alda's 2003 visit and the Alaska messengers

    November 24, 2022

    Alan Alda, the actor and host of PBS television's "Scientific American Frontiers," recently traveled to Alaska on a mission to interview scientists about the changing North.
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