In this article I would like to describe a truly unique Alaskan business known as The Winking Moose. This company specializes in crafting moose poop artwork and jewelry. They have also started selling the Wild Alaska Chaga Mushroom, a health product which has recently been rising in popularity due to its health benefits. [...]
FAIRBANKS – Rapidly increasing sunlight each day, warmer temperatures and familiar smells in the air; spring is just around the corner. And with this seasonal change comes the infamous ‘spring cleaning’.
While some humans may be looking forward to spring cleaning, for others it can be a daunting expectation. Earlier this winter I had the [...]
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a newly-discovered class of short (19-24 nucleotides), non-coding RNA found in eukaryotic cells. miRNA regulates post-transcriptional silencing of protein coding genes, a process miRNA were not known to be involved in until the early 2000s. Basically, a new type of protein regulator in plants and animals has recently been discovered and it [...]
(this is a continuation of Why did the News-Miner Censor ‘Doonesbury’?)
Here is the final, ‘controversial’ Doonesbury comic in the series that was banned by several papers last week, preceded by the first five strips:
(The author, Mr. Garry Trudeau, and Reader Supported News have kindly granted permission [...]
FAIRBANKS — Along with a very small number of other newspapers across the nation, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (as well as the Juneau Empire) chose not to publish (i.e., censor) last week’s series of Doonesbury comics.
For those of you that have been deprived until now, Doonesbury is the Pulitzer Prize-winning brainchild of Garry Trudeau that [...]
ALASKA — Yes, this one can be filed in the ‘blatant discrimination’ category. According to Dermot Cole, columnist for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the University of Alaska is considering instituting a ban on the hiring of tobacco users as early as July. No, this isn’t discrimination anywhere near as ugly as the sort that’s [...]
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