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Dengue Outbreak Prompts State Of Emergency On Hawaii's Big Island

The largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago has recorded nearly 250 cases of dengue fever since the start of September, prompting officials to declare a localised state of emergency.


Hawaii Reports The First Case Of Zika Virus In The US

Just days after the Center for Disease Control recommended travel warnings to pregnant women headed to Latin America, the Hawaiian Department of Health has confirmed a Zika “virus infection in a baby recently born with microcephaly in a hospital on Oahu.”


Why The World's Most Powerful Telescope Has Just Been Ruled Unlawful

Last week, Hawaii’s Supreme Court voided a construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), a $US1.4 billion observatory that would peer into distant corners of our universe and back in time, exploring new cosmic landscapes with a resolution twelve times sharper than that of Hubble.


The US Issued Special Banknotes In Case Japan Invaded Hawaii

If you went to Hawaii during World War II, you probably notice something a little funny about the money. Every greenback had a big bold “HAWAII” plastered across it. Why? In case of a Japanese invasion, of course.


Watch Flowing Lava Scorch The Earth

Here’s beautiful footage of lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. The hot red burning orange lava oozes its way across the ground and basically swallows everything in its path in a fiery inevitability. It’s quite mesmerising to see from up close.


Drone Captures Hikers' Near Death In Hawaii Flash Flood

Flash floods are one of the most powerful and therefore most dangerous things you can encounter outdoors. In this terrifying video, a group of hikers in Maui’s jungle is swept away.


A Culinary Tour Of Eastern Maui

Think “Maui” and you probably think geriatric tourists wearing socks with sandals. But, get away from the overpriced resorts and head into the jungle and you’ll find one of Hawaii’s last bastions of local culture. Which means there’s local food too. Here’s what to eat and how to find it.


People Pretended This Dome Was On Mars For Eight Months, God Bless 'Em

Looking through the dome’s small porthole, the only view was of a barren field of red rocks. The astronauts ate freeze-dried food and shared cramped quarters for eight months to further space exploration, only venturing out to the alien landscape wearing spacesuits. At the end of the claustrophobic mission, they were greeted with a “Back to Earth” celebration.


Stunning Footage Of Molten Lava Proves That Volcanoes Are Hell Monsters

This is the most terrifying thing I’ve seen in a long time. Like, monsters are real and the apocalypse is nigh terrifying. And yet I can’t look away because the footage of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is so stunning that I can smell my fear burning as the molten lava rock starts taking over the Earth.


How To Live Off The Land In Paradise

Away from the tourist hoards, Maui’s east side — Hana and Kipahulu — is an unspoiled tropical paradise full of secret beaches, sacred waterfalls and a jungle so fertile it provides all the food you’ll need. Here’s how you can enjoy it like the locals.


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