I've occasionally use my unlocked Huawei S7 as a phone (7' Froyo Tablet), as it has phone capabilities. I just use it with a bluetooth headset. It was pretty embarrassing to use last year, but now, with so many tablets in public, it's a non-issue. It's usually an e-reader ($150 bucks a year ago, can't go wrong!),… » 3/30/12 4:06pm 3/30/12 4:06pm

Entomologists are the best!!! Dr. Evenhuis just described a species of fly from Argentina that has no mouthparts... Anorexia nervosa (new Genus and new species) » 3/02/12 7:17pm 3/02/12 7:17pm

As someone working in agriculture and conservation projects related to insect pests, this type of research greatly helps understand and formulate scientific theories and management practices. When we postulate how and why size (or other phenotypic expressions) happen, we can have more informed decisions regarding… » 1/31/12 3:09pm 1/31/12 3:09pm

There are many farmer / rancher type people on Maui that are extremely fiscally conservative. Also, the state is certainly against gov't intrusion into property rights, etc. Also, the christian conservative is very vocal, due to the major missionary prevalence in the state early after 'western' contact in Hawaii. … » 8/17/11 3:22pm 8/17/11 3:22pm

In the grand scheme of things... Remember that most plants we eat are toxic to humans in one way or another. I would certainly stand behind a labeling scheme on fresh produce that describes in what doses the individual food item is toxic or has adverse effects on a human system. People would run screaming from stores! » 8/08/11 9:30pm 8/08/11 9:30pm

Seriously. I need to get on Roseanne's show... I live a few miles from her Hawaii house ;) Maybe I can be her vice prez...? She is in the local buzz because she has a Macadamia nut farm. » 8/05/11 1:37am 8/05/11 1:37am

Yeah... have these explorers ever been underwater? It looks like something sticking up out of the floor causing current / flow change... Not a 'crash' line scoured through the sea floor. *Double Meh* » 8/01/11 2:25pm 8/01/11 2:25pm

You are probably referring to the Redskins cheerleader who got a flu shot and 'developed' a neurological disorder with the symptoms you describe. Also, she was miraculously healed by an osteopathic doctor paid for by an anti-vaccine organization. Seemed like a really fishy story to me. » 7/26/11 3:57am 7/26/11 3:57am

I have seen an awkward situation arise with NASA that brings home the perceived inequalities of one apparently 'overfunded' agency vs an 'underfunded' agency. NASA wanted to build a facility ($$$), but there was a concern that the impact on the environment would create the necessity for an endangered species to be… » 7/25/11 9:44pm 7/25/11 9:44pm

My wife ran out of 'real' bath salts. Every store was sold out of all kinds of bath salts. Idiot druggie wannabes who don't know which 'bath salts' are drugs have ruined my chances for a romantic evening. » 6/29/11 4:20pm 6/29/11 4:20pm

His (or her) funds are probably financing the whole bank ;) And the coolest part is, the account probably started with $100,000,000, just because it's a nice round number. Which also means $135,268.06 was spent (not counting interest, so probably much more...). I think I spent that much money so far in my life… » 6/29/11 3:55pm 6/29/11 3:55pm

Ha... 'Public' lice. Anyway... There are at least a few calls a year to agricultural entomologists about bugs infesting people's bodies. Often, these people will show up unannounced with a bag of something, and ask the entomologist to sift through it looking for 'bugs'. The hair, skin, and scabs in that bag is… » 5/17/11 6:08pm 5/17/11 6:08pm

Scale/perspective framing in nature is pretty easy to spot, if you look. There is an incredible amount of topographical complexity ready to be viewed at multiple scales, as well as the micro-habitats that are defined by them. It is an amazing picture, at that! » 5/17/11 5:31pm 5/17/11 5:31pm