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New Zealand's 'green' image under threat: OECD

New Zealand's strong economic growth is placing strains on the environment that threaten to undermine its "clean, green" reputation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned Tuesday. The South PacificShow More Summary

Fresh Tracks – New Indie Rock Songs from The God Themselves, OFF ORBIT, Abby K, Jeff Beadle, LAST GIANT, Matt Hutson

A new playlist of genre-blending singles from artists and bands across the country, from the deep south to the heartland to the Pacific Northwest, and […] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

A new perspective on the European colonization of Asia

(University of Konstanz) Although James Cook's 18th century expeditions into the South Pacific Ocean are considered historical feats, Spanish voyages of discovery in this region preceded them. It is well-known that the Spanish, beginning with Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, explored the Pacific during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Things to do in the South Pacific: Swimming with sharks in Tahiti and Fiji with Asia Pacific Superyachts

5 days agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

Asia Pacific Superyachts introduces French Polynesian destinations for the chance to catch sight of tiger and bull sharks, and learn about local culture through homestays

Australian Scientists Just Discovered These Fish Evolving To Survive On Land

A new study from scientists at UNSW and the Australian National University shows fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga that have evolved the ability to survive out of water to escape predators in the ocean. Woah. More »     ...

NIGHTMARE FODDER: Declassified Films From Dozens Of Cold War-Era Nuclear Tests Revealed [VIDEO]

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

For your nightmares. Extreme Tech reports: As the Cold War ramped up, the US detonated hundreds of nuclear weapons in the South Pacific and American Southwest as it built ever more powerful bombs. Every single test was filmed, often from many different angles. Show More Summary

'Skull Island' appears on Google Maps as part of a promotional stunt for the King Kong movie (GOOG)

As part of a marketing stunt for the newly-released movie "Kong: Skull Island," people can now find the fictional land on Google Maps. The island located in the South Pacific, but it's impossible to come across randomly. People haveShow More Summary

Leap onto land saves fish from being eaten

(University of New South Wales) Fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga have evolved the ability to survive out of water and leap about on the rocky shoreline because this helps them escape predators in the ocean. The UNSW Sydney-led...Show More Summary

Fresh Tracks – New Indie Rock Songs from The God Themselves, OFF ORBIT, Abby K, PATHS, Jeff Beadle, LAST GIANT, Matt Hutson

A new playlist of genre-blending singles from artists and bands across the country, from the deep south to the heartland to the Pacific Northwest, as […] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

5 of the best South Pacific surf getaways

When you think “Pacific Ocean and wintertime surf swells,” the next thought usually is “Hawaii.” Indeed, that North Pacific island archipelago gets all of the spotlight and is blessed with a whole lot of swell spinning off Japan and heading westward to California. Show More Summary

‘Moana’ Honest Trailer: Making Fun of Disney’s Tropes While Still Being Guilty of Them

As the weather starts to warm up with spring just around the corner, you couldn’t ask for a better time for Disney’s most recent animated musical to be available on home video. Moana takes us to the South Pacific to follow an independent,...Show More Summary

US deploys anti-ballistic missile defense system to S. Korea

The US military has begun deploying an anti-ballistic missile defense system to South Korea, following a string of missile tests by North Korea, the US Pacific Command said Monday. The announcement came after nuclear-armed North Korea on Monday launched four missiles which it said was part of training for a strike on US bases in Japan. Show More Summary

US starts deploying anti-missile system in South Korea after defiant North's latest test

The United States started to deploy the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defense system in South Korea on Tuesday after North Korea's test of four ballistic missiles, U.S. Pacific Command said, despite angry opposition from China. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

US deploys anti-ballistic missile defense system to S. Korea

The US military has begun deploying an anti-ballistic missile defense system to South Korea, following a string of missile tests by North Korea, the US Pacific Command said Monday. The announcement came after nuclear-armed North Korea on Monday launched four missiles which it said was part of training for a strike on US bases in Japan. Show More Summary

Brush Up on Your Etiquette: My Fair Lady Is Returning to Broadway Next Year

Time to dance all night again. The Lincoln Center Theater announced today that it will stage a revival of My Fair Lady directed Bartlett Sher, who also directed recent LCT revivals of The King and I and South Pacific. My Fair Lady first debuted on Broadway in 1956 with Julie ... More »

Kong: Skull Island (Movie Review)

PLOT: 1972: An expedition consisting of scientists, soldiers and a handful of civilians ventures into an uncharted section of the South Pacific in search of the fabled Skull Island. Once they find it, they meet its king, a gigantic ape...Show More Summary

Forget the South China Sea: Did China Just Claim Hawaii (and Most of the Pacific Ocean)?

Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia How some "fakenews" almost upended a recent conference at Yale.  Even though the map and article were someone’s attempt at a little fun, there is a larger point. China’s use of maps, passports and other mapfare-style methods...Show More Summary

Call Samus: Real Life Metroid Spotted In Deep Sea

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a video of a 'cosmic' jellyfish spotted by an unmanned submersible at the Utu Seamount in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa in the South Pacific. The bright yellow parts are its reproductive organs, and the red in the middle is its digestive system. Show More Summary

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