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 [...]
The richest deposit of rare earth elements (REE) in the United States is thought to be in Bokan Mountain, Alaska, an area which spans 19 square miles. The site contains Alaska’s only uranium mine and recent geological investigations by Ucore (the company that owns the land) indicate mineral deposits rich enough to mine [...]
FAIRBANKS — Last week marked the completion of fairbanksirl’s poll regarding the potential closure of Eielson Air Force Base. The results were very close, with 47.6% of the votes in favor of keeping Eielson open and 52.4% in favor of closing it down. Conclusion: fairbanksirl readers are split on the issue.
Even though over 1 billion Google searches are performed each day, many people do not even consider how a computer functions or that a computer can actually be made up of living organisms.
On March 2, Malcolm Campbell lectured about synthetic biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Scientists in this recently emerging [...]
FAIRBANKS – Alaskans are concerned that expensive equipment and human jobs will be transferred from Eielson Air Force Base and thus, a large chunk of the economy will be transferred outside the Interior as well. Despite the potential decrease in military funding, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has recently hired an advocate for military veterans.
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