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Hawaiian health officials worried over increasing brain-invading parasite infections

Hawaiian health officials worried over increasing brain-invading parasite infections

Health officials in the Hawaiian island of Maui have warned members of the public that infections stemming from a parasitic worm that invades the human brain are on the rise.

In the past three months, at least half a dozen cases of disease of rat lungworm caused by parasitic roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis have been confirmed in Maui. Many more cases of the infection are currently under investigation.

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Lava stream from Hawaii’s Big Island continues to splash into ocean

Lava stream from Hawaii’s Big Island continues to splash into ocean

A stream of molten lava continued to explosively shoot out of a volcano and splash into the Pacific Ocean below on Hawaii’s Big Island on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

In a newly-released statement, the USGS said a “firehose” of molten lava continued to splash into the Pacific Ocean below the cliff and explode upon impact. The federal agency also explained that a firehose is caused when a stream of lava converges into a single huge spout.

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NASA scientists to mix biology and geology inside Hawaii volcano

NASA scientists to mix biology and geology inside Hawaii volcano

As part of their preparations for a manned mission to Mars, NASA scientists will soon start hiking around Mauna Ulu in Hawaii to practice collecting rock and other samples as they would on the Red Planet.

Managers for the space agency’s Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains (BASALT) mission announced that scientists will be mix biology and geology inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park later this month.

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Kepler finds 104 More Planets beyond Solar System, Total Tally of Extrasolar planets is 3,472

Kepler finds 104 More Planets beyond Solar System, Total Tally of Extrasolar pla

Add 104 more planets in the list of distant worlds hovering in the universe as NASA’s revamped Kepler Space Telescope has discovered a set of new planets. These new alien worlds are present in regions beyond our solar system.

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Solar Powered Flight, Solar Impulse 2 will Resume Its Round the World Journey from Hawaii

Solar Powered Flight, Solar Impulse 2 will Resume Its Round the World Journey fr

At a time when Hawaii is shifting its focus from fossil-fuel to a clean energy future, the Solar Impulse gears up to continue its journey from Hawaii to more mainland U.S destinations including for Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles and then to Vancouver.

The Solar Impulse 2 team will resume their round the world solar-powered flight with technology partner ABB. The flight is set out to prove that renewables are an equally reliable power source and is cleaner.

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Fiber Optic Cable on Mauna Kea is damaged, say Police

Fiber Optic Cable on Mauna Kea is damaged, say Police

Hawaii County Police announced on Friday that Mauna Kea fiber optic cable, which links Mauna Kea observatories to the University of Hawaii, has been damaged. They said that they have filed a case and started investigation.

In a statement on October 16, the Hawaii County Police said that the damage was reported by a Mauna Kea Observatories Support Services employee on Thursday. The damage was found during an investigation into the cause of a malfunction in June of a fiber optical line, as per the police.

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Judge invalidates Emergency Rule to Curb Protests against Construction of TMT atop Mauna Kea

Judge invalidates Emergency Rule to Curb Protests against Construction of TMT at

The issue over the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop the Big Island mountain of Mauna Kea is yet to be resolved. A judge on late Friday issued a statement that has invalidated the state’s rule to curb protest against the construction of TMT.

According to a joint statement issued late Friday by state Attorney General Douglas Chin and state Board of Land and Natural Resources Chairwoman Suzanne Case, the Hawaiian circuit court granted a partial motion for summary judgment.

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Lava Flow on Big Island Still Moving at Slow Pace

Lava Flow on Big Island Still Moving at Slow Pace

According to Emergency officials, the lava flow on the Big Island is moving at a slow speed and at this speed there is a possibility that in eight days the lava could reach the back edge of Pahoa Marketplace.

The reason behind slowdown is not known and officials also don't know if the lava will continue at this speed. But close by businesses and emergency officials are preparing for its arrival.

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Lava strike sets House on Fire in Hawaii Town

Lava strike sets House on Fire in Hawaii Town

A house was set in flames on Monday in a rural Hawaii town after it encountered a stream of lava. The house was hit by the molten rock just before noon, said Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira.

The residence in Pahoa, the largest town in Big Island's isolated and mostly agricultural Puna district, was already left by the home's renters. According to Oliveira, the 1,100-square-foot-house burnt down in 45 minutes.

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Lava approaches Homes in Hawaii

Lava approaches Homes in Hawaii

Weeks after slow, stop-and-go movement of lava from the Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, Tuesday saw the destruction of a wooden shed as lava crept closer to homes in a Big Island community.

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