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Alaska Science Forum

Weekly column in cooperation with the UAF research community.

“You guys are the result of thousands of years of selection,” Fran Kohl said. “You haven’t scratched the surface of what you can do with those bodies and brains.”

Human footprints preserved in mud at White Sands National Park in New Mexico suggest that humans arrived there — possibly via Alaska — at least 21,000 years ago.

My backyard adjoins the thousand-acre wood that makes up the north campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Two University of Alaska Fairbanks students are making their way up Denali while sampling for microplastics within the snow covering the 20,310-foot mountain.

Kevin White has placed his hands on the long, white fur of more than 400 Alaska mountain goats during the past 20 years.


Research facilities at the Geophysical Institute.