Hawaii

How Leper Colonies Worked

Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, used to mean a one-way ticket to banishment. But once medicine trained its sights on wiping out what might be the most ancient disease to afflict humans, it has become treatable and even accepted.

Appreciating Schmaltz: Don Ho's Little Grass Shack

Don Ho was a pretty great entertainer. Get to know him a little better right here.

We did a podcast a short while ago about volcanoes. It was one of the more interesting ones if you ask me. Crazy to think how volatile the ground beneath our feet can be. As a great illustration of that volatility, here's a cool article from the CNN blog today about a volcano in Hawaii that's going nutso because of a crater collapse. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below.