Entries from August 2008

Algae vs. Greenhouse Gasses

August 29th, 2008 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

What if tiny ocean organisms could whisk away excess greenhouse gasses? It’s a big idea to deal with a big problem, which is why Discovery Channel included a University of Hawaiʻi research cruise in the inaugural lineup of its new series, Discovery Project Earth.


Same-sex pairing is for the birds, at least in albatross

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

What’s a gal to do when all the good men are taken? If she’s a Laysan albatross, she might get herself impregnated and raise the chick with the help of a female friend.


Bioenergy strategy paper wins national recognition

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

A College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources paper was one of 13 awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture Bioenergy Awareness Days Grand Challenge Award in June 2008.


Bacterium yields potential anti-cancer agent

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

A molecule produced by a plant bacterium may hold the clue to safer, more effective cancer treatment.


Frustration defines complexity in new theory

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

What do computers, the stock market, weather and the immune system have in common?


Woman’s size shouldn’t influence contraceptive counseling

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Although some studies suggest overweight and obese women have a higher risk of unintended pregnancy, it’s probably not due to any difference in their behavior.


Researchers shed light on dark energy and dark matter

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Recent research projects and publications from the Institute for Astronomy at UH Manoa.


Mission statements read masculine to college students

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Some engineering schools exude a culture of masculinity and hierarchy in their mission statements, an article in the inaugural issue of Journal of Diversity in Higher Education concludes.


University of Hawaiʻi gets $26 million Navy contract

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

The Department of Defense has awarded a $26 million Navy contract to the University of Hawaiʻi’s Applied Research Laboratory.


New Papaya Studies

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Researchers measure the vitamin content and decode a genome in SunUp papaya.