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Scientists will live in a dome for 8 months to simulate Mars

| | Jan 19 2017 - 2:50pm | Comments

HONOLULU — Six carefully selected scientists will spend the next eight months living inside a man-made dome on Mauna Loa as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars.

  1. | Posted: Jan 16 2017 - 12:05am

    An assessment of Hawaii Island’s sandalwood supply is being planned to help state officials improve protection of what remains of the sweet-scented tree.

  2. | Posted: Jan 16 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii’s tight housing market is the result of a “costly, time-consuming, and politically and economically uncertain” development process and not short-term Airbnb rentals, says a study conducted for the online vacation rental company.

  3. | Posted: Jan 16 2017 - 12:05am

    The Big Island community came together Saturday at the Kealakehe High School football field in support of Nohea Strong, a fundraiser for 26-year-old mother of three and cancer patient Gabby “Nohea” Rodrigues.

  4. | Posted: Jan 15 2017 - 7:47pm

    KAILUA-KONA — Nellie has survived meagerly on the streets and beaches of Kona, making her home here and there for the better part of eight years.

  5. | Posted: Jan 16 2017 - 10:21am

    HILO — It’s that time of year again, and Big Island legislators are brimming with new ideas for laws and projects they want to see in their districts.

  6. | Posted: Jan 15 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA—Standing in front of a crowd of hundreds and greeting them with a loud “Aloha!” Koa Manwarring launched into his mo’oku’auhau, his genealogical chant, reciting his ancestors back to his great-great grandparents.

  7. | Posted: Jan 14 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — An anonymous donor upped the reward offer for information about an abused cat to $8,000 to anyone who can help law enforcement arrest and convict the person or people responsible.

  8. | Posted: Jan 16 2017 - 9:56am

    KAILUA-KONA — It’s 7:30 a.m. at the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology park south of the Kona International Airport, which means it’s breakfast time.

  9. | Posted: Jan 14 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — A destructive house fire last week has underscored the problem of squatters on Hawaii Island.

  10. | Posted: Jan 14 2017 - 12:05am

    PAHALA — More than 40 people visited Pahala’s Ka‘u Resource and Distance Learning Center to see a new medical kiosk Friday.

  11. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 5:15pm

    A Hilo man is in police custody in connection with a burglary last year in Hilo. The burglary on Kapaka Street in Hilo was reported on Oct. 27.

  12. Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 12:46pm

    Hawaii Island police have located a man who is being featured on “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” for outstanding warrants.

  13. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 9:22am

    HILO — A stream of lava continues to gush out the side of a sea cliff in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as the 61g flow struggles to rebuild a delta of volcanic rock that calved like a glacier New Year’s Eve.

  14. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 9:51am

    KAILUA-KONA — The Kealakehe High School’s Model United Nations team, the only such group on Hawaii Island, is headed back to New York City for the fifth time in its history, where team members will assume the role of the Philippines at the National High School Model United Nations Conference March 15-18.

  15. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 9:54am

    KAILUA-KONA — West Hawaii this week officially joined the rest of the island as a community where leaders are coming together to promote healthy lifestyles as part of a nationwide “Blue Zones Project.”