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Why do lava flows stop advancing?

Much scientific study has been done to determine what types of eruptions produce long lava flows. In the 1970s, a very simple idea seemed to guide future work — the length of a lava flow is limited by either the supply of lava or by how well the lava is thermally insulated during its transport to the flow front.

Harvesting tips for tropical fruit

In temperate climates, fall is usually harvest season. In the tropics, crops ripen year-round. For those who want to harvest their fruit at its peak and have it last on the shelf or in transit, specific advice can be helpful.

The second most unfair tax system? Really?

Recently, the online site WalletHub published a 50-state study called “2014’s Most &Least Fair State Tax Systems.” Local media and the Huffington Post, among others, wrote about the study which ranked Hawaii’s tax system 49th out of 50, in the order of fairness. Some candidates for political office pointed to the study as evidence that our tax system is broken and needs to be fixed … perhaps under that candidate’s leadership if elected.