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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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