Hawai’i students can test their 3D design skills with the We (Heart) Veterans Pin Challenge: Kauai Now

Calling all Hawaii students in grades 4-12, test your 3D design skills and show your appreciation for veterans in the second pin design challenge, We (Heart) Veterans. Photos courtesy The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) challenge is sponsored by the Army Educational Outreach Program. This year’s challenge will be judged in two classes: Classes … Read more

Wisconsin students grow glowing mushrooms on the International Space Station | Wisconsin

It may sound stranger than fiction, but Wisconsin students, including one who lives in Chippewa Falls, are conducting a science experiment that will allow them to launch glow-in-the-dark mushrooms into space. The goal is to help humans, especially astronauts, survive on other planets by using these mushrooms. Last Saturday, a real microgravity experiment by a … Read more

Opinion: I am a volcanologist. Here’s what this eruption of Mauna Loa will teach us

Editor’s note: Einat Lev, a volcanologist, is an associate research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. Her research, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, focuses on the dynamics of lava flows at various volcanoes, including Hawaii. The views expressed in this comment are their own. … Read more

Hawaii Volcano: As officials urge viewers to beware of Mauna Loa’s lava eruption, they’ve also devised a safe way to view it

Waimea, Hawaii CNN — As the world’s largest active volcano erupts molten rock here on the Big Island, a mixture of apprehension and awe has arisen among visitors. People have paused in their cars throughout the night to catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring scene – a blazing river cutting through the darkened horizon. They … Read more

Lava from Hawaii Volcano slows its approach to Main Street

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Rivers of glowing lava oozing from the world’s largest volcano should not be able to reach the main road connecting the east and west coasts of Hawaii’s Big Island for at least a week, an official said Thursday. The lava flowing down Mauna Loa has “slowed down significantly” since it reached flat … Read more

Hawaii Volcano: Lava flow from Mauna Loa slows. But that’s not the only possible danger from the Big Island’s two volcanic eruptions

CNN — The good news first: Lava pouring out of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano is slowing, spreading, and posing no immediate threat to people on the ground. Now the bad news: Potential health hazards remain as two volcanoes on Hawaii’s Big Island keep erupting, spewing acid gases into the air. The world’s largest active volcano, … Read more

Florida manatees will be fed lettuce again this winter, zones created in Brevard waters * Florida

Governor: Florida invests $30 million to help manatees Millions of dollars from the Florida state budget are directed towards projects to protect manatees and their habitats as their populations face high mortality rates. PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – Wildlife state officials on Wednesday approved a seasonal no-go zone in an area of ​​Brevard County waters … Read more

The volcano takes the Mauna Loa carbon monitoring station offline

The eruption of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano has temporarily cut power to the world’s leading station that measures heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but officials say Wednesday it won’t be a problem. There are hundreds of other carbon dioxide monitoring sites around the world. The federal government is looking for a temporary alternate site … Read more

What growing hope for Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug means for Eli Lilly > Massachusetts

Wall Street is increasingly believing that US drug regulators will approve Biogen’s latest investigational treatment for Alzheimer’s (BIIB) following the release of detailed data from late-stage clinical trials. This development could bode well for Eli Lilly (LLY) as the club holding company investigates a similar drug targeting the disease. Lecanemab — developed jointly by Biogen … Read more

Where Mauna Loa’s lava comes from – and why Hawaii’s volcanoes are different from most

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began November 27, 2022, when its first eruption in nearly four decades began shooting jets of red-hot rock and lava from fissures. Where does all the lava come from? We asked Gabi Laske, a geophysicist at the University of California-San Diego who led one of the first … Read more