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Mauna Kea Summit (from University of Hawaii)
Rik Williams
Posted May 20

The authors wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community.  We are most fortunate to have the opportunity to conduct observations from this mountain.&nbsp

Brent Nelson
Posted May 15

For those not familiar with the show, the basic premise of Captain Planet is that a group of 5 youths from around the globe (the planeteers) and their superhero (Captain Planet) use magical powers to stop one of several eco-villains from trying to ruin the planet

Catalyzing science with open data
Kristen Honey
Posted May 13

A new data age is sweeping the nation. In February 2015, the White House hired the first-ever U.S. Chief Data Scientist, D.J. Patil, announcing that “the data age has arrived.”

petri dishes
Clayton Cox
Posted Apr 24

Antibiotic resistance is a global problem requiring comprehensive global action. Modern medicine may depend on us finding solutions.

Lyme disease activists
Edward McSweegan
Posted Apr 19

Science is a powerful mechanism for examining, understanding—and to a degree—manipulating the world around us.

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