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The genome of an infant who lived in Alaska thousands of years ago represents a previously unknown group of humans called Ancient Beringians, who share a common lineage with other Native Americans. 

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image: The Sled Dogs that Stopped an Outbreak

The Sled Dogs that Stopped an Outbreak

By Ben Andrew Henry | January 1, 2017

Balto, Togo, and other huskies famously delivered life-saving serum to a remote Alaskan town in 1925—but newspapers didn’t tell the whole story. 

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image: Virus Linked to Birds’ Deformed Beaks

Virus Linked to Birds’ Deformed Beaks

By Alison F. Takemura | August 17, 2016

Scientists have identified a virus that may be responsible for avian keratin disorder.

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image: Polar Dino Discovered

Polar Dino Discovered

By Bob Grant | September 28, 2015

Researchers working in Alaska, above the Arctic Circle, have unearthed the northernmost species of dinosaur ever found.

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image: Birdwatcher Fights Off Bear

Birdwatcher Fights Off Bear

By Kate Yandell | May 3, 2013

Toby Burke, 48, defended his family from a brown bear in Alaska using a birdwatching telescope.

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