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Global warming and really big tomatoes

Hope Jahren

Could a dramatic increase in atmospheric CO2 fuel tremendous increases in agricultural productivity and fight hunger? The general consensus among scientists holds that global warming and higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) will hurt poor nations the most. Hotter temperatures, rising seas, and more extreme weather patterns will impact countries in the tropical and sub-tropical regions where poverty is ... Read More »

Western painted turtle genome decoded

Western Painted Turtle

UH Mānoa scientist helped uncover the evolutionary history behind common turtle’s novel traits Scientists have recently decoded the genome of the Western Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii, one of the most widespread, abundant and well-studied turtles in North America. This freshwater turtle is only the second reptile species for which complete genome sequences have been assembled and analyzed, behind the ... Read More »

UH ocean research program reaches milestone

HOT_DeckOps-web

For nearly 25 years, the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) program has tracked ocean habitat variability and climate impacts on Hawaii’s marine ecosystem On March 9, 2013, the UH research vessel Kilo Moana returned from the 250th scientific expedition of the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) program after nearly 25 years of approximately monthly research cruises to observe and interpret habitat variability ... Read More »

Searching for the first Koreans

A UH-led team mounts the most extensive survey to date to locate the earliest inhabitants of the Korean Peninsula No one knows when the first humans arrived on the Korean Peninsula. Christopher Bae aims to find out. He received a five-year $1.2 million research grant from the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul to mount a comprehensive quest to locate ... Read More »

The Ultimate Deep Sea Robot

A University of Hawai‘i research team has built one of the most advanced semi- autonomous submarines on Earth for complex missions in the deep oceans The majority of the surface of the Earth is covered with oceans. While surface exploration of these bodies of water is largely complete, beneath the waves the oceans remain by and large mysterious. This is ... Read More »

Updating Chinese classics and Western mindsets

China scholar Roger Ames is painstakingly reinterpreting ancient chinese literary works to remove old biases and fostering better communications between east and West Over the past four decades, tens of thousands of skyscrapers have sprouted in major Chinese cities as part of breakneck economic growth. While these glittering towers are a clear indication of economic progress, the building boom and ... Read More »

The changing nature of coral reefs

Confocal Image of Coral

Warming oceans and other environmental disturbances are highlighting key differences in the resistance of coral species to stress Is biodiversity always a good survival tool? The answer may be a qualified “no.” Ruth Gates, a marine biologist at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, has spent a quarter of a century studying corals and coral reefs. Gates focuses on the ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Students hunt for history and culture at heiau

North Shore, Oahu

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Kamehameha Schools have partnered to establish the North Shore Field School. Launched in early January, the field school provides students with a unique opportunity for archeological field training at Kupopolo Heiau, one of the most significant wahi kūpuna (ancestral places) remaining in ... Read More »

New degree in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health launched

Dr. Maile Taualii

By Tina Shelton Director of Communications, Office of the Dean of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine The Office of Public Health Studies, part of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, in partnership with the JABSOM Department of Native Hawaiian Health, is launching a new Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Research team discovers existence of Hawaii Sign Language

Hawaii Sign Language Demo

A research group based in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has confirmed the existence of a previously undocumented language in Hawai‘i called Hawai‘i Sign Language (HSL). They announced their discovery in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation held at UH Mānoa in March 2013. HSL, the indigenous language of ... Read More »

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