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Vanuatu Provides a Gorgeous Backdrop to Tanna's Love Story

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jessica Fu It's hard out here for Island lovers. Tanna, the first feature film shot in Vanuatu, a South Pacific Ocean nation composed of 83 or so islands (and a very popular tax haven), tells a timeworn story of two lovers divided by other people's meddling. Show More Summary

American sets to cross Pacific in reed boat, reach Australia

In the age of space travel, an American explorer is preparing to cross the Pacific Ocean from South America to Australia using a reed boat built by Bolivian Aymara Indians.

Nauru camp torture: Australia PM says claims are false

Malcolm Turnbull calls Amnesty International's claims of abuse of refugees on South Pacific island "absolutely false".

Rugby-Boost for Pasifika rugby as Fiji joins Australian competition

SYDNEY, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Rugby in the South Pacific received a massive boost on Friday when it was announced that a team from Fiji would join Australia's third tier National Rugby Championship from 2017.

Mount Yasur in Vanuatu

Dominating the silhouette of Tanna Island in the South Pacific is a mighty vulcan mountain of Yasur that, despite having spat fire into the heavens continuously for over 800 years, is surprisingly welcome to sightseers and visitors. Daring...Show More Summary

Ephemeral Tattoos Applied by Tattoo Artists That Will Fade After a Year

Returning to England from the South Pacific at the end of the 18th century, famous adventurer and explorer Captain Cook brought back a heavily tattooed Polynesian called Omai, who quickly became a London sensation: The word tattoo derives from the Tahitian word ‘tatu’ – meaning ‘to mark something’. Traditionally associated with sailors, who often sported […]

US Navy Sends Reinforced Strike Group Into South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHR ESG) joined two guided-missile destroyers from the Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) for a series of interoperability drills in international waters, Oct. 3-4. The BHR ESG employed the capabilities of USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) to practice defense in depth

US farmers make foray into quinoa as demand for grain grows

To the south of Nash Huber's farm fields are the Olympic Mountains, peaking at nearly 8,000 feet. Due north is the end of a channel of Pacific Ocean waters that separate the United States from Canada.

Ramon's Village Resort

Inspired by the South Pacific island of Bora Bora, this self-contained sanctuary on Ambergris Caye has its own white-sand beach, dive centre and spa. Stay in breezy, thatched-roof cabanas among tropical gardens and swaying coconut palms in this Polynesian-style paradise off the coast of Belize.

NASA sees Chaba intensifying to a super typhoon

As Typhoon Chaba moved to the western Pacific Ocean south of Okinawa over the past few days wind speeds have increased. NASA satellites got a look inside and outside of the storm as it intensified into a super typhoon.

NASA sees Chaba intensifying to a super typhoon

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) As Typhoon Chaba moved to the western Pacific Ocean south of Okinawa over the past few days wind speeds have increased. NASA satellites got a look inside and outside of the storm as it intensified into a super typhoon.

Genomic insights into the peopling of the Southwest Pacific

2 weeks agoAcademics : Nature AOP

The appearance of people associated with the Lapita culture in the South Pacific around 3,000 years ago marked the beginning of the last major human dispersal to unpopulated lands. However, the relationship of these pioneers to the long-established Papuan people of the New Guinea region is unclear. Show More Summary

Quake in South Pacific strikes 268 km south of Tonga, no tsunami warning

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake in the South pacific measuring 5.7 magnitude struck 268 kilometers (166.53 miles) south of the island of Nuku'alofa in the Polynesian state of Tonga, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Saturda...

HP ELite x3 launch in South Korea

HP has launched the HP Elite x3 in South Korea. Asia Pacific Mobile Business and Business solutions director Wong Chi-ming said: “Today, we work in an increasingly high demand environment for mobility, requiring a set of phone, tablet, laptop, or even desktop PC experience in a mobile device that can reduce the need to carry multiple […]

DC Surf Strikes The South Pacific

Kanoa and Zeke in the warm waters of Tahiti. The post DC Surf Strikes The South Pacific appeared first on SURFING Magazine.

earthstory: It’s like a swimming cauliflower Spotted jelly!...

earthstory: It’s like a swimming cauliflower Spotted jelly! Also known as a “lagoon jelly” because it lives in bays, harbors and lagoons in the South Pacific.

Take a bird's eye tour of Lima, Peru

Explore the sights of Lima, the capital city of Peru on the Pacific coast, in this aerial tour of one of South America's largest cities.        

Hiroo Isono

Hiroo (Hir?) Isono was a Japanese painter and illustrator, known for his intricate and fantastical scenes of tropical jungles and animals. He traveled extensively in the South Pacific, Africa and North America. He is known in gaming circles for his work on the Mana series of games, including Secret of Mana and Heroes of Mana. […]

Disney Responds to ‘Moana’ Controversy By Pulling the Offending Costumes

last monthHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

The Walt Disney Company has gone to tremendous pain to make sure their upcoming animated film Moana is true to the South Pacific legend it’s based on, and is appropriate and culturally sensitive. But as they do, Disney shot itself in the foot (proverbially speaking) when, last week, they unveiled the Halloween costume based on […]

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