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Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

The nerd's guide to Hawaii's Big Island

There’s nothing wrong with the classic beach-and-umbrella-cocktail Hawaiian vacation. But nerds know that you can only read so much classic sci-fi on the balcony before your brain gets itchy for new input. Curiosity kicks in and you start to wonder…how are Hawaiian skies different? What’s the story …

Hawaii's Invasive Species Might Be Cute, But They're A Huge Island Threat

The Aloha State is famous for, well, its spirit of aloha -- you can feel it in the tropical breezes and sense it in the warm and welcoming people. But not everything is welcomed warmly here.<p>Take the giant poisonous plant that has recently been found spreading throughout Kauai. The Bingabing tree, …

How Hawaii's Big Island Became GMO-Free

One council member's educated decision to vote against the ban makes an excellent primer on the science of genetically modified foods.<p>So what exactly is the science on the safety of GMOs? There are a lot of pro- and anti-GMO claims to filter through. <i>The New York Times</i> published a great spoonful of …

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How to Tackle Hawaii’s Big Island Like a Pro

A New World mystique hovers over Hawaii’s vast and varied namesake isle. While "The Big Island" moniker may overwhelm, Hawaii Island can be easily …

Top Things to Do on the Big Island of Hawaii

01 of 11<p>See an Active Volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park<p>There are so many things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii that you'll never be able …

Hawaii: 'Wheel of Fortune' tapings return to Big Island in September

"Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and letter turner Vanna White will tape episodes of the long-running TV game show Sept. 13, 14, 16 and 17 on the Big Island of Hawaii.<p>The September visit will mark the third time the popular show has visited the Hilton Waikoloa Village, 20 miles north of Kona …

Spending Two Perfect Days On Oahu

Though the majority of Oahu’s population calls Honolulu home, there’s much more beyond Hawaii’s capital city. Of course, the ideal 48-hour stay requires time spent both in the metropolis (or as much of a metropolis a city can be on a Pacific island) and on the remote North Shore. After a recent …

20 cheap eats for under $20 on Oahu

Finding authentic food at cheap prices in Oahu requires a little exploration and a touch of daring.

101 Free (or under $15) Things to Do on Oahu

Oahu is an affordable, family friendly tropical destination with over a hundred things to do, see and experience for free or for $15 or under per …

Scenic Drives and Secret Beaches on Oahu, Hawaii

01 of 11<p>Located just minutes away from downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, this drive takes you through a rainforest and the quaint neighborhood of Manoa …

Tighter security ordered for some U.S.-bound flights

The Obama administration is stepping up security for some flights headed to the United States from Europe and the Middle East, reflecting heightened concern that terrorists are developing more sophisticated bombs designed to avoid airport screening.<p>Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a …

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Galaxy Tab S: Samsung's fresh challenge to iPad

NEW YORK — My, how I was seduced by the striking display on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S I first gazed at a few weeks ago. The glow hasn't worn off now that I've been living with Samsung's latest flagship tablet awhile.<p>The stunning screen surpasses the resolution on the best of the iPad screens. It's …

USA World Cup goalkeeper's next goal: sponsors

Thanks to all the outside-the-box blocking that goalkeeper Tim Howard performed before the USA was knocked out of World Cup play, his management team now is moving fast to up his game with potential sponsors.<p>Can an international soccer star with six-figure endorsement income from Nike and …

Report: Facebook researchers had few limits

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook's team of data scientists who had access to the daily lives of nearly 1.3 billion users at their fingertips operated with few limits until recently, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.<p>Had the researchers worked for a university, they would have been required to get …

Boom Times: Dow Breaks 17,000 For First Time Ever

Good news on the jobs front meant record-breaking news for Wall Street.<p>On Thursday morning, the Dow Jones Industrial average cracked 17,000 for the first time ever. It did so at about 9:30 am EDT, after a buoyant jobs report lifted investor spirits about the country’s economic recovery.<p>As of 10:15 …