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Scientists Find Prevalence of Algal Toxins in the Arctic

NOME, AK — For the first time, scientists have documented the prevalence of two biotoxins in Alaska’s marine mammal population above the Arctic Circle. That’s according to a new study out Thursday in the Journal Harmful Algae. But it’s not clear if algal toxins have always existed in the Arctic, because scientists never looked before now.…

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Update News: December 4th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Nome’s Board of Ed met for its regular meeting, discussing fund dispersals, renovations, and achievement; Nome’s Chamber of Commerce releases survey results on changes in Alaska Airlines flight schedule; CDC publishes results of a recent study on the Powassan virus in Western Alaska. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-04-knom-update-news.mp3

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Sounding Board: Tribal Healing

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 9 at 10am), we’re talking about tribal healing. How do you view the role of tribal healing within the world of Western medicine? Do you feel it’s important to maintain these practices in the modern day? Why or why not? What kinds of medical issues should a tribal…

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Daily Quote: Richard Feynman

“The only way to have real success in science, the field I’m familiar with, is to describe the evidence very carefully without regard to the way you feel it should be. If you have a theory, you must try to explain what’s good and what’s bad about it equally. In science, you learn a kind…

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Daily Quote: Albert Einstein

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling Man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom. It is no mere chance that our older universities developed from clerical schools. Both churches and universities — insofar as…

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Profile: What Caused Mammoths to Go Extinct?

Wooly mammoths once roamed across Europe, Northern Asia, across the Bering Strait and throughout Alaska and Canada. But they mostly disappeared from North America around ten thousand years ago—and around four thousand years ago, they had vanished entirely. But why?

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