27 Nov 2020 - 14:00
We’ve all been there. Whether we’re waiting for a bus that is stuck in traffic, or eagerly anticipating the release of a new book, film or album, there are times when we need to be patient. Learning...
Type: Press release
12 Nov 2020 - 01:00
Climate change is causing hurricanes that make landfall to take more time to weaken, reports a study published today in...
Type: Press release
29 Oct 2020 - 16:23
Often described as aliens, octopuses are one of most unusual creatures on the planet, with three hearts, eight limbs and a keen intelligence. They can open jars, solve puzzles and even escape from...
Type: Press release
29 Sep 2020 - 12:27
Pteropods, or “wing-footed” sea snails and slugs, may be more resilient to acidic oceans than previously thought, scientists report. By digging into their evolutionary history, the research team...
Type: Press release
18 Sep 2020 - 09:24
Every day, we make hundreds of decisions. While most are small and inconsequential, like choosing what to eat or wear, others are more complex and involve weighing up potential costs and benefits,...
Type: Press release
16 Sep 2020 - 14:48
In everyday life, measuring temperature is pretty straightforward. But in the quantum world, which deals with the super small and the ultra-cold, determining how hot or cold something is starts...
Type: Press release
11 Sep 2020 - 16:46
Robust and widespread antibody testing has emerged as a key strategy in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. However current testing methods are too...
Type: Press release
8 Sep 2020 - 16:00
Research conducted by the Computational Neuroscience Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has...
Type: Press release
29 Aug 2020 - 14:01
The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now. This month, science writer Dani Ellenby interviewed...
Type: Media Links
6 Aug 2020 - 15:00
Inside every cell lies a genome – a full set of DNA that contains the instructions for building an organism. Across the biological world, genomes show a staggering diversity in size. For example, the...
Type: Press release
29 Jul 2020 - 10:45
For millions of years, remote islands have been hotbeds of biodiversity, where unique species have flourished. Scientists have proposed different theories to explain how animals and plants colonize...
Type: News Article
22 Jul 2020 - 09:00
As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread, people around the world have experienced lockdowns and severe disruptions to their daily life. The fabric of normal society has been torn, with restrictions on...
Type: News Article
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