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A glacier in Alaska is moving 100 times faster than it should

April 13th, 2021

Nature can be unpredictable at times, but some things are more reliable than others. Spring (usually) brings a lot of rain, birds migrate to warmer areas in the winter months, and glaciers move slow. These are trends that have been established and are expected, but they’re not always universally true. Sometimes spring is dry, sometimes …

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Semi crashes in Alaska, feeding thousands in the process

January 5th, 2021

A semi truck carrying tens of thousands of pounds of food ended up in a ditch in Alaska. The food was still salvageable, but the stores that were to take delivery of it could no longer accept it. Thanks to the handiwork of the towing company that recovered the truck, a public kitchen in Anchorage …

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Hoverboard-riding dentist gets 12 years in jail

October 1st, 2020

An Alaska dentist that stood on a hoverboard while extracting a patient’s tooth has been sentenced to 12 years in jail. Seth Lookhart also piled up a mountain of other charges and was convicted of embezzlement and other crimes.  Despite his conviction, Lookhart says he hopes to return to his career in the future. If …

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Stunning discovery could rewrite the early history of Native Americans

January 3rd, 2018

The long-buried remains of an infant girl are helping to rewrite what archaeologists know about the initial migration of humans to North America. The discovery, which was published in a new research paper in the journal Nature, reveals that the long-held belief of a single founding population of Native Americans reaching the continent over 20,000 …

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Alaskan volcano can’t wait for July 4th, erupts

July 3rd, 2017

It’s nearly July 4th, which means neighborhoods around the United States are covered in tiny cardboard tubes with small amounts of explosives packed away inside. Soon, those little tubes are going to blow their tops, but a volcano in the Aleutian Islands, located near mainland Alaska, simply couldn’t wait until Independence Day to show the …