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Researchers with the UH Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology are exploring a new way of viewing and interpreting California’s largest earthquake fault.  Scientists use Global Positioning System stations placed up and down the San Andreas Fault to track the movement of tectonic plates.

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

A team of Hawai‘i based astronomers have discovered a newborn planet larger than Jupiter that has an orbit very different from our own.  The planet is in the Taurus stellar nursery, more than 400 light years away and it’s orbiting a 2-million year old sun that’s considered the stellar equivalent of a week old human baby.

Flickr / hawaii
Flickr / hawaii

UPDATE: As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hawaiian Telcom says they have resolved the issue that caused intermittent phone service issues across the state. The problem stemmed from a glitch in the call routing equipment, which allowed only some voice calls to complete. 

Hawaiian Telcom is experiencing technical problems that have caused intermittent phone outages across the islands. Hawaiian Telcom spokesperson Ann Nishida Fry says the problem started this morning at 6 a.m.

The phone outages have also affected 911 lines on Maui, Hawai‘i Island, and Kaua‘i.

Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i will host a first-ever international conference to be held in  the United States in a little over 2 months.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project
Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project

Feral cats are continuing to kill and eat endangered Hawaiian petrels on Kaua‘i.

Last week, researchers discovered the bodies of six-birds at a remote breeding colony in the Hono o Na Pali natural area reserve.  The petrels had been dragged from their breeding boroughs and partially eaten, including one incident that was caught on camera.  Although several colonies are being protected by seabird management, a single cat can kill a large number of nesting birds in a small time.

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