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WATCH: Scientists Spy On Sharks, Discover Surprising Habits

Posted 03.04.2014 | Green

Enterprising naturalists have strapped GoPros to nearly everything under the sun, but somehow sharks have eluded the fad. Until now. The trust...

Busy Week: Speaking, Sponsoring and Aerial Photography

Richard Ha | Posted 02.25.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

It's been a busy week. It started out with my being part of a panel discussion. I talked about agriculture and energy, and how they are inextricably tied together. I also explained about how food security involves farmers farming, and that if the farmer makes money the farmer will farm.

Just In Time For Christmas, Scientists Create Green-Glowing Pigs With Jellyfish DNA (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

Just in time for Christmas, a team of scientists in China were able to create ten little piglets that glow green under black fluorescent lights, thank...

What's Next for Big Island and Anti-GMO Bill 113

Richard Ha | Posted 02.17.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

On Tuesday, the Hawai'i County Council will decide whether to form an ad hoc committee of council members to analyze GMO issues and give the council recommendations for action. Otherwise, the mayor will do the analysis in-house.

Was Easter Island A Foreshadowing Of Earth's Collapse, Or A Model For Sustainability?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Dr. Mara Mulrooney wants to debunk Jared Diamond’s famous assertion that the people of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, committed “environmental suicid...

What One Elderly Woman Said That Empowered a Community to Fix Honolulu's Dangerous Sidewalks

Tim Lussier | Posted 02.08.2014 | Hawaii
Tim Lussier

Why would we let our keiki (children) and kupuna (our elders) be in so much danger? I probably wouldn't think about this topic if it wasn't for the broken concrete sidewalks I've walked on or the metal grates gaping up that have almost cut off toes.

In Face Of Shark Attacks, Some Suggest A Gruesome Preemptive Strike

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Governments around the world have been debating -- and experimenting with -- shark culling to mitigate shark attacks. Culling is basically organize...

Is Your Garden Good for Hawaii?

Jason Rushin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

Helping people discover which plants are better versus not-so-good is one of the goals behind Ulu, a new sustainable garden project, located at the back of Manoa valley amidst a tropical rainforest and screaming cockatiels.

College Women's Basketball Game Ends Dramatically With Mob Fight And A Fainting (Updated)

Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports

UPDATE: The University of Hawaii athletics director Ben Jay is suffering from internal bleeding and has been hospitalized due to injuries he sustained...

Perfect Timing For University Of Hawaii's Retro Rainbow Jerseys

Posted 11.15.2013 | Sports

This week, Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Coincidentally, but not insignificantly, the struggling University of Hawaii fo...

Defense Attorneys: This Scam Was So Embarrassing, Trial Must Happen 4,500 Miles Away

Posted 11.04.2013 | Crime

Think of the most embarrassing Craigslist scam you could possibly fall for and then multiply it by ten. That's the humiliation that the University of ...

This Island Is Getting Hammered With Shark Attacks.. Study Looks For Why

Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

There have been five shark attacks on Maui this year, and the state of Hawaii has commissioned a research team to figure out why. The team just co...

Climate Change Has A New Enemy: Super Corals

Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

In case you hadn’t heard, CO2 levels are rising, the ocean is absorbing the CO2 and ocean waters are becoming more acidic. This means dead coral, wh...

Terrible Cell Phone Reception? Blame The Sun

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.11.2013 | Science

Stop blaming AT&T and Verizon; all those dropped calls you’re experiencing may be coming from the sun. Eruptions of hot gas, called solar storms,...

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 11.13.2013 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

Hawaii loves volleyball. It is our state's sport. We play indoor, grass, and beach volleyball. In fact, Duke Kahanamoku and friends invented the sport of beach volleyball on the sands of Waikiki beach back in 1915.

Two Dozen UH Students Can't Graduate Because There's No One To Teach Them

Civil Beat | Alia Wong | Posted 09.12.2013 | College

Seniors in the rigorous dietetics program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa may not be able to graduate at the end of this year because there is no...

EVs in Paradise: A Look at Electric Vehicle Driving in Hawaii

Scott Cooney | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Scott Cooney

With a broader mix of clean energy, a climate that is very conducive to EV performance (i.e., not 110 degree Arizona and not negative 40 degree Alaska), and limited geography that virtually eliminates mile-range anxiety, Hawaii is pretty fertile ground for EV infrastructure development and mass market acceptance.

Obama's Presidential Library Still Without A Home

Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 06.28.2012 | College

The University of Chicago is embroiled in a campus-wide debate regarding whether or not to bring Barack Obama’s presidential library to its campus. ...

Earth Has Single Moon? Don't Be So Sure

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.03.2012 | Science

How many moons does the Earth have? If you guessed one, you're off--by a factor of a thousand. New research shows that the Earth's gravity sometimes s...

Hawaii Security Breach: Private Info Of 40,000 University Of Hawaii Students Posted Online

aolnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The students' Social Security numbers, grades and other private information were made public after a faculty member at the school accidentally posted ...

Inspiration from Izzie

Julie Packard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Packard

Each of us can recount a person in our lives that shaped who we are. Sadly, I lost an important mentor this past month with the passing of Isabella Aiona Abbott.

Hawaii's 'Speedo Student' Does The Unspeakable On Campus

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A University of Hawaii-Manoa student has taken exhibitionism to a new level, according to Queerty: Since at least January, Tim, a gay 22-year-old s...

Thesis Explores History Of Hawaiian Transsexuals

Ka Leo O Hawaii: UH Manoa Student College Newspaper & Media | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

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Astoria Characters: The Cafe Novelist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Michael "Meesh" Schubert was the owner/barista of Freeze Peach, the gathering spot at 29th Street and Ditmars where he served camaraderie in a cup of herbal tea.

UHawaii Honors Program Suffers Lack Of Funds, Staff

The Ka Leo O Hawaii | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Honors Program at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa seeks to challenge students academically, but lately the program is going through challenges ...