Next summer, NASA plans to send a saucer-shaped Mars entry vehicle aloft by balloon from Kauai, boost it from 120,000 feet to as high as 180,000 feet by rocket, then, as it hurtles through the thin air at 2,600 mph, deploy a speed-reducing inflatable doughnut around the craft, followed by a big parachute, until it plops into the water for pickup.
David Wong's eighth-grade science students at Ewa Makai Middle School hatched ducklings last semester, researching factors such as temperature and oxygen to master incubation techniques in his project-based class.
She was a mystery woman, who died at age 96 in 1997 at a Honolulu nursing home with no known survivors; her unclaimed ashes were unceremoniously left on a morgue shelf for three years.
Wendy Loh doesn't like to get her hands dirty, but she still manages to harvest an array of organic vegetables on her 11th-floor lanai that overlooks Makiki and Waikiki.
A University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine research group working to prevent chronic disease by advocating healthy behaviors may be forced to shut down half of its social service programs this year when its grant funding expires.
While many young paddlers are enjoying a summer free from homework, Hui Nalu skipper Denise Darval-Chang gave her canoe club's keiki an unconventional assignment last Monday in anticipation of Sunday's Father's Day celebration.
Kermit the Frog famously said it isn't easy being green, and the life experiences of the Incredible Hulk generally prove the point. Switch to the color blue, however, and -- never mind that "ain't got nothin' but the blues" thing -- things get pretty good, says Chris Smith. Story »