Sun Fires Solar Flare Triggering Blackouts on Earth

Sun Fires Solar Flare Triggering Blackouts on Earth

On Friday, following days of intense solar storms, the Sun fired a massive solar flare, triggering radio blackouts across Earth in Australia and the South Pacific. The flare was classified as an X1.8 event—one of the most intense types of solar flares—and was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the fiery ball around […]

Methadone or Buprenorphine to Cure Addiction?

Methadone or Buprenorphine to Cure Addiction?

Methadone and Buprenorphine are both manmade, opiate-based medications prescribed around the world both as painkillers and as long-term cures for opioid addiction therapy. Both drugs act as a substitution therapy for people with opiate addictions, relieving the symptoms of withdrawal, while decreasing the risk of mortality and giving users a sense of euphoria similar to, […]

Hawaii Homelessness Highest in Nation

Hawaii Homelessness Highest in Nation

Hawaii now has the highest rate of homelessness per capita in the U.S., according to the 2014 State of Homelessness in America report from the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Despite Hawaii’s sizable homeless population, the state reports only a 5 percent unemployment rate, pointing to increasing housing costs as a reason for the increase. […]