Science & Environment

Science and environmental reporting on news and community topics. Science coverage is occasionally provided by community members.

  The "Oh Wow Science!" podcast's goal is to bring you fun science facts every week that make you wonder, give you food for thought for  the day or maybe create new interests in your life. 

The seventh episode of "Oh Wow Science!" talks about language and animal talk: the evolution of human language, how our brains process language, and how animals talk in the wild.

Catch the program on KUCB every Friday at noon, repeating on Saturday at 4 p.m. or on demand by clicking on the link below:

 

Courtesy of William Dushkin

Scientists have upgraded the alert level at one of Alaska's most active volcanoes after increased volcanic unrest.

Starting last week, satellites detected an increase of gas emissions and elevated surface temperatures at Cleveland Volcano, which is located on an uninhabited island in the central Aleutians, west of Umnak Island.

The data indicates a potential for increased eruptions, according to Dave Schneider, a geophysicist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory, so the AVO has raised the aviation color code to "yellow" and the alert level to "advisory." 

  The "Oh Wow Science!" podcast's goal is to bring you fun science facts every week that make you wonder, give you food for thought for  the day or maybe create new interests in your life. 

The sixth episode of "Oh Wow Science!" talks about birds and ornithology: how birds are dinosaurs, why it's important to study birds, and what it's like to run after birds in the wilderness for a field biologist..  

Catch the program on KUCB every Friday at noon, repeating on Saturday at 4 p.m. or on demand by clicking on the link below:

 

KUCB Staff

 

Nearly all of Unalaska lost power for over an hour on Monday evening. 

The outage left everyone on the city's grid, except for those on Standard Oil Hill, without electricity, according to Public Utilities Director Dan Winters. 

  The "Oh Wow Science!" podcast's goal is to bring you fun science facts every week that make you wonder, give you food for thought for  the day or maybe create new interests in your life. 

The fifth episode of "Oh Wow Science!" talks about physics: general relativity and quantum mechanics, as well as a general overview of things that make physics fascinating.  

Catch the program on KUCB every Friday at noon, repeating on Saturday at 4 p.m. or on demand by clicking on the link below:

 

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