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Invasive species are always a concern here in the islands. And while culprits here range from the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle to little fire ants, in New Zealand there’s another focus. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
For President Obama, 2013 wasn't just the year of Obamacare. It was also the year of the brain.
In April, Obama announced his Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative — an effort to unlock "the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears."
The British Union Jack has been part of the Hawaiian flag for nearly two hundred years. And for well over a century, it’s been part of New Zealand’s flag as well. But that may be on its way to changing. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.
The voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a recently spent time in Golden Bay, off the coast of South Island in New Zealand. That’s where they paid a special visit to a recently discovered artifact, an ancient canoe scientists believe is 600 years old. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with Hōkūle‘a navigator Kalepa Baybayan, as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.