Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg’s Private Hawaiian Estate to Be Opened to the Public for an Auction Next Month

The Facebook CEO's land grab on Kauai has culminated in a public auction set for March.
Sarah Emerson

Famously Huge Great White Shark, ‘Deep Blue,’ Feasts on Dead Sperm Whale in Hawaii

Shark experts were thrilled to see the iconic shark in Hawaii this week.
Sarah Emerson

The Tiger Sharks Eating This Dead Whale Aren’t Waiting for the Government Shutdown to End

“The situation is impacted by the partial government shutdown.”
Sarah Emerson

Astronomers Find the Most Distant Known Object in the Solar System

Nicknamed “Farout,” the world is 120 times farther from the Sun than Earth.
Becky Ferreira
monk seal

Everything You Wanted to Know About This Monk Seal With an Eel in Its Nose

“This is the third or fourth case of an eel in the nose that we have observed.”
Sarah Emerson

Thirty Meter Telescope Permitted on Sacred Volcano, Rules Hawaii Supreme Court

After years of litigation, the Court issued a 4-1 ruling reinstating a permit to build the massive observatory on Mauna Kea’s summit.
Becky Ferreira
climate change

A Hurricane Just Caused This Remote Hawaiian Island to Vanish

The northerly East Island in Hawaii’s French Frigate Shoals is now submerged beneath the sea.
Sarah Emerson
The Most Unknown

What Baby Stars and Meteorites Can Tell Us About Our Solar System’s Past

Rachel Smith studies the birth of stars to better understand the origins of life on Earth, and perhaps elsewhere in the universe.
Becky Ferreira
Kilauea eruption

A ‘Lava Bomb’ Crashed Through a Hawaii Tour Boat, Injuring 23 People

An explosion from the Big Island's Kilauea eruption showered passengers with molten debris, seriously injuring some.
Sarah Emerson
Shark Watch

One Hundred Baby Hammerhead Sharks Found Dead Near Hawaii Lagoon

A pile of dead shark pups mysteriously appeared on Oahu, and authorities are investigating how they were killed.
Sarah Emerson
Lava Land

Who Owns the New Land Created By a Volcano in Hawaii?

What the law says about staking a claim to that hot new stuff.
Sarah Emerson
Kilauea eruption

Strands of Volcanic Glass Called ‘Pele’s Hair’ Rain Down on Hawaii Residents

The eruption of the Big Island’s Kilauea volcano has caused “Pele’s hair,” a type of volcanic glass that resembles spun sugar, to rain down on Pāhoa residents.
Sarah Emerson