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Erupting volcano: 1. Drones: 0.

Drones can withstand a great deal, but lava is not one of them. Sam Crossman and his team were filming an active volcano on the island nation of Vanuatu in the south Pacific Ocean when he learned this lesson the hard way. While capturing...Show More Summary

Pacific Playwrights Festival for 2015 lines up seven plays

New works by Rajiv Joseph, Melissa Ross and Itamar Moses as well as a new Theatre Movement Bazaar piece inspired by "The Godfather" will be part of the 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival, held from April 24 to 26 at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa.

Deal watch: South Pacific, Caribbean cruises on sale

Paul Gauguin Cruises is out with a new promotion.        

Tribal Killings and a Criminal Island Uprising: I Was a Cop in a South Pacific Paradise

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Global Divestment Day Was A Huge Success

Over 450 separate events in 60 different countries helped make Global Divestment Day a huge success, according to the organizers of the event. “From the Pacific Islands to South Africa, from the United States to Germany, we stood upShow More Summary

Solomon Islands Giants: Why They May Still Be Around!

If there is a location on earth that still houses ancient giants who have retained their culture en masse, it would be the Solomon Islands. The Solomon Islands are in the South Pacific Northeast of Australia, east of Indonesia. The giants here are not only spoken of, but spoken of in the present tense - as beings who still coexist. Show More Summary

Tuesday Evening Open Thread

My sister the world traveler encountered this scrappy crustacean in a toilet in the South Pacific: It was flushed three times (not by my sister) and kept reappearing. The persistent little crab was reported to the hotel manager, who was sanguine about toilet crustaceans but horrified by the possibility it would be Facebooked. Show More Summary

Gourmet Trading offers biodynamic blueberries

Los Angeles-based Gourmet Trading Co. is offering South Pacific Trading organic blueberries grown biodynamically in Chile.

Easychrome: A DIY Aerochrome-Emulating, Color-Infrared Point & Shoot Camera

World In Infrared is a project spanning over 30,000 kilometers, with an IR modified camera – Easychrome – that flew over the Atlantic Ocean, across North America and down to the South Pacific to capture the world as it it seen in the infrared spectrum. Having elements of both Infrared hacking and somewhat of a crowd-sourced project [...]Show More Summary

Mount Yasur in Tanna Island, 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.Show More Summary

Watch This Amazing Volcano Footage Shot By a Drone

Explorer Sam Cossman used drones to produce a 3D rendering of a rare lava lake in the South Pacific

Tactical Airlift Exercise Cope South 15 launches in Bangladesh

BAF BASE BANGABANDHU, Bangladesh: U.S. Air Force and Bangladesh air force (BAF) personnel took to the sky Jan. 24, for the launch of exercise Cope South 15, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical airlift exercise at BAF Base Bangabandhu, Bangladesh. […]

To speed up magma, add water

Water dragged into Earth’s interior helps melt rock, but near the Tonga trench there’s the least magma where there’s the most water. A three-dimensional seismic image of the mantle beneath the Lau Basin in the South Pacific has an intriguing anomaly. Show More Summary

Colleen McCullough, author of 'The Thorn Birds,' dies at 77

4 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Colleen McCullough, author of the bestselling novel "The Thorn Birds," died Thursday at age 77. She had suffered from ill health in recent years and died in a hospital on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific.

Valentine's Day gift from Paul Gauguin Cruises: $200 spa credit

4 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

What happens when you add the romance of a South Pacific cruise to Valentine's Day? On Paul Gauguin Cruises, it means a $200 on-board spa credit and extra goodies too.

Murder In The Family: Devon Moore killed his father, Timothy Moore; Sentenced to 31 years in prison

Timothy Moore Son arrested for murder of father in South Bend Human Remains Identified and Arrest Made Son, 16, arrested in WA father’s death South Bend teen held on $2M bail in father’s death Pacific County teen pleads guilty to father’s murder Guilty plea for Devon Moore in the shooting death of his father Teen […]

The Best Flight To South America Gets Downgraded

There are few things I love more than a good fifth freedom route, be it Cathay Pacific's flight between New York and Vancouver, or Singapore Airlines' flight between New York and Frankfurt. There's something exciting about flying between...Show More Summary

U.S. surfer's body found by dad in Pacific Ocean off Mexico

The body of a missing surfer from San Diego has been found in the waters off a popular Mexican resort just south of Tijuana, family says.

Cruising the South Pacific again…and again…and agan

What is it about the South Pacific that calls our name? Could it be the warm, tropical waters and relaxing sea days? Or could it be the fun we have on favorite South Pacific cruise excursions like swimming with stingrays in French Polynesia? Whatever it is, Alan and I are answering the call — again. This […]

Larry Elder on Hebdo Massacre: French Govt Takes 65%, Kills Economic Opportunties

last monthNews : Reason

After splitting with KABC last December, Larry Elder—the "Sage of South Central"— is streaming his radio show live every Monday through Friday from  3 P.M. to 6 P.M. Pacific Time. A lawyer by training, Elder is also an outspoken libertarian. Go...Show More Summary

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