Thursday May 9
Coin with corners goes into circulation in Australia... and its worth $80 more than its $5 face value
The silver $5 coin, which costs $85 , is 99.9 per cent silver. Only 10,000 coins have been minted for the celebrations.
Earth & Sky
Coming up May 9-10: Ring of fire eclipse
An annular eclipse of the sun - what some are calling a ring of fire eclipse - will take place over Australia and the Pacific Ocean on May 9 or 10, 2013 .
Dansville-Genesee Country Expres
Travel and Adventure: A search for self on Atiu, Cook Islands
I had just bushwhacked through a dense jungle on an ancient coral reef and crawled into a dimly lit cave behind a silent Polynesian guide named Paul Kura on the tiny island of Atiu in the southern Cook Islands.
International Film Penomenon Film Raro Comes to Fruition
Film Raro is an international phenomenon taking place in the idyllic south pacific location of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands during May 2013.
Anomalous sulphur isotopes in plume lavas reveal deep mantle storage of Archaean crust
Basaltic lavas erupted at some oceanic intraplate hotspot volcanoes are thought to sample ancient subducted crustal materials.
The New Zealand Herald
Peter Calder: Where the metal meets the park
Bruce Millar and brother John know that when they sell the foundry - if it is kept running - it will be moved from the site.
The Japan Times
Number of elderly workers in 2012 soared to new record high
Dwango Co. kicked off a two-day event Saturday that aims to turn the online world of video-sharing site Nico Nico Douga into physical reality.
The Japan Times
Cook Islands paradise isn't plain sailing for all
High and dry: A Japanese crew uses a drone in making a film on Aitutaki atoll about traditional oceangoing outrigger canoes like this.
Ancient Earth crust stored in deep mantle
But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago.
Rocks re-emerge after 2.5 billion years in mantle
JULES VERNE's characters would never have stuck it out this long. Volcanic rocks found in the south Pacific spent at least 2.45 billion years on a journey into Earth's interior - and back again.
Glenwood Springs Post-Independent
Memories & Milestones
From left: Rachel Connor, Anne Wenzel, Kerry Arch, Matt Soltesz, John Tauffer, Jeremy Joslin and Ken Stein .
Cook Islands, Air, 5 Nights, From $1,499
The Real Deal Vacation package to the Cook Islands includes airfare from L.A. on Air New Zealand, five nights at the Palm Grove Rarotonga , round-trip airport transfers, early check-in at the hotel, and tropical breakfast daily, from $1,499 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.