NEW YORK — In a weekend of perfect counterprogramming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie “Venom” shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” soared to $41.3 million.
For an ever-changing perspective on the fall foliage, try viewing the colors from a higher elevation by hiking, driving or taking a ski lift up one of New England’s mountains.
My 37-year stint with the U.S. Geological Survey — 16 years at the Cascades Volcano Observatory and 21 at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory — ends this month.
NEW YORK — As sex abuse scandals continue to buffet the Roman Catholic Church, Catholics in the U.S. are steadily losing confidence in Pope Francis’ handling of the crisis, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Most visitors to our islands are fascinated by the beauty of our gardens. They usually rave about the palms, especially the coconut palms. There are literally hundreds of palms species here that most folks find hard to identify unless they are members of the International Palm Society.
Many folks planted the Pouteria caimito, or abiu tree, several years ago and now are enjoying the fruits bearing from their trees. Other names for abiu include luma, Caimoto, Aboi, Australian sawo, yellow star apple, blueberry pie fruit, alasa, abierio or tamare.
Do you ever feel like giving up on your lawn and paving the whole thing?
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory uses a diverse set of instruments to monitor active volcanoes in Hawaii. These include seismometers, gas sensors, Global Positioning System stations and webcams. Each provides a unique type of data critical to understanding volcanic systems.