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Book helps readers fall in love with the night sky

...he was nine years old, he was "in love with the night sky" and at eleven, he knew he wanted to be an astrophysicist (a scientist that studies the universe). He was so fascinated by planets and stars that he almost got in trouble with a telescope when...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-04-22/book-helps-readers-fal
Arts & Entertainment
Editorial: Artist lives on in hearts of Alaskans

...visit with Rie at her son's house that involved Russian scientists who had recreated the bust of Vitus Bering, using all types...attention to Rie's wit, candor and charm.Somehow, Russian scientists were laughing along with Rie's tales.She could laugh at...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-16/editorial-artist-lives-on-in-hear
Opinion
Budget woes highlight the need for a long-term plan

...salmon returns, but those studies require several years of data collection. With funding for research on the chopping block, scientists will have to start over if and when additional funding becomes available.Think about public schools. It takes 13 years...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-18/budget-woes-highlight-the-need-fo
Opinion
Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

...instructor will be Dr. Gary A. Laursen, the director of the High Latitude Mycological Research Institute and a senior research scientist from Fairbanks. The course will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 in room 107 at KRC for classroom instruction...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2015-04-05/kenai-peninsula-college
Schools
An Outdoor View: That got me thinking

...talking about whether or not fish feel pain got me to thinking.Scientists are all over the place on the do-fish-feel-pain question...team of neurobiologists, behavioral ecologists and fishery scientists found that fish don't feel pain the way humans do. These...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-09/an-outdoor-view-that-got-me-thin
Outdoors
Voices of the Peninsula: An open letter to the Legislature on school funding

...love our children. A tremendous amount. But beyond that deeply personal sentiment, where will our doctors, engineers, scientists, and leaders for the next 30 to 40 years come from? How are our children going to excel in science, technology, engineering...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-09/voices-of-the-peninsula-an-open-l
Opinion
Global change, local action

...elbows with all these amazing scientists."The five scientists who presented at the conference...Morton said that the data these scientists collectively gathered formed...was wonderful." The one scientist "from afar" was Dr. Jeremy...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-29/global-change-local-action
News
Time to act locally on climate change

...locally.That's one of the most important takeaways from last week's Kenai Climate Conference, which brought together scientists, politicians and members of the public to discuss the local impacts of climate change.Among the presenters at the conference...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-02/time-to-act-locally-on-climate-ch
Opinion
Rich Lowry: Class, not race

...Coming Apart," a much-discussed study of class divisions in white America, arrives "Our Kids" by the respected political scientist Robert Putnam of "Bowling Alone" fame. It paints much the same picture as Murray, with an emphasis on how the differences...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-17/rich-lowry-class-not-race
Opinion
Ruffner unanimously passes through first confirmation hearing

...Fisheries needed to consider science-based fisheries management to form sound state policy."Robert Ruffner is an excellent scientist," Schmitt said.Before the committee decided forward Robert Ruffner's name onto a joint legislative confirmation hearing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-03/ruffner-unanimously-passes-through-f
News

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