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2015-05-29 20:52

Exploration of volcanoes within our solar system has been much like the exploration of Hawaiian volcanoes in the 19th century: sporadic. We now know where most of the volcanoes beyond Earth are, but know little about how they work. But bits of information are being collected, and whether they are from Earth-based observations, satellite imagery, or fly-by missions, every piece is important, because our best understanding will come from compiling all available data from every source.

Arts & Entertainment

2015-05-29 08:44

Legendary musician Mark Knopfler described heaven as a place where folk and jazz music meet the blues. If that’s the case, then heaven is making a special trip to the Big Island June 4 through 7 for the Fourth Annual Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.


2015-05-29 00:05

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2015-05-30 00:05

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is staking his presidential campaign, in part, on his dedication to reforming the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. So it’s an unfortunate irony that he may be one of a crucial few votes in the Senate that could obstruct the most substantial reform of the NSA that Congress is likely to consider.


2015-05-29 06:39

Coffee, the straightforward combination of ground coffee beans and piping hot water, increasingly can be a complicated thing. Niche coffee shops today — the sort that have spread through extra cool parts of San Francisco and Brooklyn — have popularized unusual approaches to the craft, from the selecting of the beans to the roasting, packaging, seeping, brewing and serving of a cup.