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Cow eyeballs start conversations among young girls about what’s an appropriate activity for them, researcher Laura Conner has observed. During the Colors of Nature program that Conner leads at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, girls dissect cow eyeballs to understand how mammals, including people, see color. The 10-day program encourages young female artists to see themselves in science careers by entwining artistic and scientific activities.

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Cook Inlet Basin amplifies earthquake shaking

Millions of people live in dimples on the Earth’s surface — often near the ocean, in lowlands between mountain peaks too rugged and cold. One of these global indentations, Cook Inlet Basin, recently showed another characteristic of the planet’s basins — they quiver like a bowl of jelly during an earthquake.

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Fairbanks to host International Arctic Assembly Day

Scientists, indigenous people, government officials and other experts will gather for a series of public events during the first International Arctic Assembly Day at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on March 15. Everyone with an interest in the Arctic is invited to attend.

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Lunch service at the Borealis Bistro opens to the public on Thursday, Feb. 4. Located at Hutchison Institute of Technology and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program, the Borealis Bistro creates a “real-world” training experience for students, while also providing delicious, professional cuisine to the Fairbanks community.

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