Hawaii

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.
Read More
Aloha, You Old Bat: Extinct Critter Doubles Hawaii's Land Mammal Species
March 28th, 2016
Hawaii just doubled the number of known land mammal species that are native to the islands, thanks to the discovery of a number of fossils representing a tiny bat.
Read More »
Most and Least Obese States: Full Rankings
An obese man has his waistline measured.
May 26th, 2015
A new poll from Gallup-Healthways ranks the most and least obese states in the U.S. 2014. Hawaii had the lowest obesity rate, at just 19 percent, while Mississippi had the highest, at 35.2 percent.
Read More »
The Happiest States in 2014: Full List
Mount McKinley Looms over Denali National Park in Alaska.
February 18th, 2015
A new poll from Gallup-Healthways shows which states had the highest and lowest well-being in 2014.
Read More »
Rare 'Flasher' Squid Caught on Video
December 8th, 2015
A squid with shiny, bioluminescent "spotlights" tipping two of its arms confronted a remotely operated vehicle in deep ocean waters near Hawaii.
Read More »
Hawaii Named Skinniest State
A map of the United States showing the nation's most and least obese states.
May 26th, 2015
Hawaii reclaimed the title of the nation's least obese state in 2014, while Mississippi remained the most obese state.
Read More »
This State Is the Nation's Happiest for the First Time
A map of the United States showing where states rank in terms of their well-being scores.
February 18th, 2015
Alaska is now the happiest state in the nation, after ranking among the top 10 for several years, according to a new poll.
Read More »
Ebola Ruled Out for Hawaii Patient
A magnified view of the Ebola virus particles (in red) on the surface of a  cell (in blue)
October 2nd, 2014
Health officials in Hawaii said they have determined a man hospitalized in isolation is no longer being evaluated for Ebola.
Read More »
Hawaii's Majestic Mauna Kea Stars in '3D' Photo from Space
November 30th, 2015
Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest volcano, is circled by clouds in a photo taken by an International Space Station astronaut on Nov. 1, 2015.
Read More »
Lava Sets Home on Fire in Hawaii (Video)
Aerial image of lava flow in Pahoa
November 11th, 2014
A stream of lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been creeping toward a small town for months, and yesterday (Nov. 10), the molten rock finally ignited its first home.
Read More »