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Astronomers witness mysterious, never-before-seen disintegration of asteroid

Astronomers have witnessed for the first time the breakup of an asteroid into as many as 10 smaller pieces. The discovery is published online...

Waterfall-climbing fish performs evolutionary feat

Small Hawaiian goby fish species could provide big clues about adaptation and evolution The species of goby fish, Sicyopterus stimpsoni, also known as the "inching...

World’s first magma-enhanced geothermal system created in Iceland

In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock)...

Hawaii lab finds big nitrogen leap in Pacific due to climate...

The Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) has enabled...

Breadfruit: Bad news for mosquitos

Breadfruit has been a hit in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia for more than 3,000 years because of its many pluses:  This tropical staple food...

Tagging aquatic animals can disrupt natural behavior

American and Canadian researchers have for the first time quantified the energy cost to aquatic animals when they carry satellite tags, video cameras and...

Astronomers discover densest galaxy ever

Imagine the distance between the sun and the star nearest to it – a star called Alpha Centauri. That’s a distance of about 4...

Female tiger sharks say ‘Aloha’ during fall pupping season

A quarter of the mature female tiger sharks plying the waters around the remote coral atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands decamp for the...

Sea-level rise drives shoreline retreat in Hawaii

Sea-level rise (SLR) has been isolated as a principal cause of coastal erosion in Hawaii. Differing rates of relative sea-level rise on the islands...

What’s for dinner on Mars?

Imagine finding freeze-dried meats and fruits, dehydrated vegetables, egg crystals, ghee-like anhydrous butter, powdered milk and chipotle peppers in your kitchen, but not a...

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