When you think of taking a vacation do you dream of relaxing on a beach? Or does your mind turn to something a little wilder -- an African safari or agritoursim chores?
Why has part of the Alaskan wilderness been called the Bermuda Triangle?
The number of missing people in the state of Alaska is twice the national average. Why do so many get lost?
Can you ice climb a waterfall?
When most people spy a frozen waterfall, they get out their cameras. But an ice climber unpacks his ice tools. What conditions make a frozen waterfall safe to scale?
Why was Alaskan fishing named the most dangerous job in the world?
Fishermen literally risk life and limb to haul in millions of tons of seafood that ends up on our dinner plates. Why would anyone risk death for snow crab?
Are sled dogs a help or hindrance in the Alaskan wilderness?
Is dog still man's best friend in the rugged Alaskan wilderness? Would a pack of sled dogs bog you down or lead you to safety in the icy outdoors?
How Igloos Work
How can a house made of snow keep you sheltered from the icy cold? Igloos seem like a great paradox, but they're actually quite practical. Who invented them and why?
Do moose really walk the streets of Alaskan cities?
If Bullwinkle had made the move up north, he would have felt right at home. Though moose in Alaska don't have squirrel sidekicks, they do take advantage of their urban surroundings.
How Glaciers Work
Glaciers carve out lakes, grind down mountains and pulverize rocks to dust. These massive ice slabs shape our Earth, but they may be disappearing.
What if the Alaska Pipeline blew up?
The Alaska Pipeline carries oil from wells in the far north of Alaska down to the the port in Valdez, Alaska. If that pipeline blew up, what would happen to all that oil, and how much damage would it do?
How Sled Dogs Work
Sled dogs carry a sled, a driver and loads of gear across icy, dangerous terrain. What keeps them going, and how do drivers keep the dogs from getting hurt?
How Polar Bears Work
The polar bear's shocking whiteness, ferocity and sheer size make it an icon of purity and power. How do these animals survive in a frigid climate?
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