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Find out everything there is to know about Hawaii and stay updated on the latest Hawaiian news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and Hawaii pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about this tropical state as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about Hawaii.
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Hawaiian Mythology Digs Deep into Volcanic Past (Op-Ed)
volcano facts, volcano eruptions
October 2nd, 2013
Hawaiian myths are revealing ancient eruptions to scientists.
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Hawaii Beach Erosion Blamed on Rising Seas
Maui erosion
September 6th, 2013
Many factors affect coastal erosion, but new research along the coast of two Hawaiian islands suggests that sea level rise can be the strongest erosional force.
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Will Culture Clash Cloud Hawaiian Telescope?: Op-Ed
astronomy, telescope, Mauna Kea, Maunakea, Hawaii, Hawai'i
May 8th, 2013
Can Thirty Meter Telescope construction build common ground?
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Mesmerizing Lava Lake Movement Revealed in Time-Lapse Video
Halema'uma'u Crater Lava Lake
November 4th, 2013
This thermal image sequence of the lava lake in Halema'uma'u Crater condenses about 12 minutes of motion (which is then repeated three times), showing how the slightly cooler layer of crust constantly cracks and reforms into new patters.
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Hawaii Volcanoes: Like Biggest Stack of Pancakes on Earth
Hawaii gravity topography
September 24th, 2013
The biggest active volcano in the world is a towering stack of lava layers laid down over a million years, a new study finds. The research could finally solve a long-standing debate over how Hawaii's volcanic islands formed.
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Storms Aplenty, But Hurricanes Rare in Hawaii
Flossie
July 29th, 2013
Though it may not seem like it to those living on the mainland, in the Hawaiian Islands, Pacific tropical storms are pretty common events. It's hurricanes that are the rare bird in the region. Only four hurricanes (Iniki, Iwa, Dot and Nina) have made land
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