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January 19, 2018

Your hair knows where you’ve been

Sprouting from your head at the rate of more than three inches a year, hair is a recorder of the things you eat and drink and where you ate and drank them.

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January 18, 2018

Two Steps to Triton Bay

In this video, Phil recreates two stages of the geologic history of Triton Bay, West Papua (northwest New Guinea).

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January 12, 2018

Image of Porcupine caribou herd travels cross country

There are no photographs of bison spilling by the thousands across the Great Plains. By the time cameras came along, most of the bison were gone. John Wright of Fairbanks believes he has an Alaska version of what that photo might have been.

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Water and sediment: news from the Mara Wetland, Tanzania

I realised that even in remote areas you are never alone. Thanks to the support of BirdLife International I had the chance to talk with people of the local communities.

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January 10, 2018

Life in the deep blue

The surface of the ocean is a deep blue, with white-tipped waves crashing around the RV Investigator and towards the horizon.

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January 9, 2018

Into the mud of the Great Australian Bight

The voyage brings together 20 students from universities all over Australia aboard the RV Investigator to learn and gain hands on experience in marine sciences. From a range of universities, we share our experience with grab sediment sampling.

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January 5, 2018

Dippers swim Alaska rivers throughout winter

Nobody knows how dippers survive the cold, dark winter in northern Alaska and the Yukon.

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December 29, 2017

The most remote place in the continental U.S.

What’s the most remote spot in Alaska? Dorte Dissing once tackled that question.

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December 22, 2017

People return to flawed places because they do

As a child, Deb Long spent many hours at the post office in Ester, Alaska. Her mother Ruth was the postmaster there. As an adult, she has settled into a funky little house that stands on brick legs in the Holy Cross section of New Orleans.

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December 15, 2017

Driven by open ocean, Arctic continues to warm

“The Arctic shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen state it was a decade ago,” said Jeremy Mathis, an oceanographer with the Pacific Marine Environmental Lab in Seattle. 

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