Julia York

Polar Science

University of Texas at Austin

I'm a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin. I study ion channels in Antarctic fish and am particularly interested in how they sense temperature and how that effects behavior. I grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, and love to learn about Alaskan science.

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Creationism helped push climate skepticism into classrooms

Science education has become a political issue, but civic engagement can still work wonders

Alaska's oilfield has been subtly changing the state's environment for decades. Will Congress notice?

A new study reveals decades of cumulative change at an oilfield where caribou raise their young

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Why fieldwork is still crucial for science research

There are some things it's impossible to discern without ground truthing

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What does it mean to be human when we can engineer our genetic code?

Watch the fifth episode of our animated Frankenstein series, Reanimation!

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Earth's weirdest creatures are genetic treasure chests

From the axolotl's regenerating limbs to naked mole rat cancer resistance, new sequencing is uncovering new possibilities

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