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2009-11-06 07:35:00

One of the first set of studies to examine what tourists and recreation enthusiasts actually think about coral reef ecosystems suggests they are a rare exception to controversies over human use versus environmental conservation – their stunning beauty is so extraordinary that almost everyone wants them protected in perpetuity.

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2009-09-23 06:58:45

Through $20 million, five-year awards, NSF investment in multi-institutional and interdisciplinary projects provides physical, human and cyber infrastructure aimed at improving research competitiveness in six states

2009-09-18 09:08:35

University of Hawaii at Manoa assistant researcher Durrell Kapan recently published a paper, Man Bites Mosquito: Understanding the Contribution of Human Movement to Vector-Borne Disease Dynamics, in PLoS One.

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2009-09-17 12:46:55

In the late 1920s, people intentionally introduced birds known as Japanese white-eyes into Hawaiian agricultural lands and gardens for purposes of bug control.

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2009-09-02 05:42:56

University of Hawaii (UH) astronomer Dr. Tomotsugu Goto and colleagues have discovered a giant galaxy surrounding the most distant supermassive black hole ever found.

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2009-08-17 13:23:58

Several of the world’s oceanic islands are being invaded by nearly 400 outside plant species.

2009-07-31 22:30:30

University of Hawaii football Coach Greg McMackin has been suspended for making a gay slur about Notre Dame cheerleaders, the Honolulu Star Bulletin said. The slur was made Thursday in Salt Lake City during a press conference at the Western Athletic Conference Football Preview.

2009-07-31 08:35:00

A collaborative team led by a University of Hawai'i at Manoa researcher has published the first-ever assessment of snail and slug species that are of potential threat to the nation's agriculture industry and the environment, should they ever be introduced in the U.S.

2009-07-15 08:30:00

A study by five university researchers—including four from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa—concludes that existing shark cage diving enterprises in Hawai'i have a negligible effect on public safety.

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2009-07-14 05:00:00

A huge amount of global warming transformed the Earth into a hothouse 55 million years ago, but the cause remains a mystery, scientists stated on Monday.


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Mauna Kea Observatories -- Hawaii is Earth's connecting point to the rest of the Universe. The summit of Mauna Kea on the Island of Hawaii hosts the world's largest astronomical observatory, with telescopes operated by astronomers from eleven countries. The combined light-gathering power of the telescopes on Mauna Kea is fifteen times greater than that of the Palomar telescope in California -- for many years the world's largest -- and sixty times greater than that of the Hubble Space...

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Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.