24 Aug 2022 - 13:00
Highlights: Mangrove forests play vital roles for both nature and society, helping to protect coastal communities from storms, filtering coastal runoff, providing a marine nursery, and acting as a...
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4 Aug 2022 - 03:00
Highlights Ants are important for the functioning of ecosystems as they play vital roles from aerating soil and dispersing seeds and nutrients, to scavenging and preying on other species. But a...
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20 Jul 2022 - 11:53
Garden eels are the ultimate homebodies. Instead of swimming freely in the ocean, these eels anchor themselves into burrows in the...
Type: Press release
23 May 2022 - 10:39
Highlights A new study has mapped out the natural history of drywood termites—the second largest family of termites. Drywood termites form small colonies primarily in wood and are generally...
Type: Press release
9 Mar 2022 - 10:09
EF Polymer K.K., a green-tech company developed through the OIST Innovation Square Startup Accelerator Program, which is supported by Okinawa Prefecture, has...
Type: News Article
14 Jan 2022 - 09:34
Research highlights Termites are social cockroaches that split from their sister cockroach group around 150 to 170 million years ago. A popular, yet previously untested, theory suggests that,...
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7 Dec 2021 - 09:00
Highlights To reverse the global decline of coral reefs, a greater understanding of coral diversity is needed. Now, researchers in Japan have developed a tool—a short DNA sequence, called a...
Type: Press release
13 Jul 2021 - 11:01
Highlights Researchers have conducted a global study on the effectiveness of recently established protected areas in preventing forest loss The study explores protected area performance by...
Type: Press release
2 Jul 2021 - 00:00
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Type: News Article
1 Apr 2021 - 13:00
Highlights The kangaskhan, Australia’s only species of endemic Pokémon in Pokémon Go, is commonly poached within its natural habitat by Pokémon trainers for use in fighting contests Researchers...
Type: Press release
17 Mar 2021 - 10:00
In February 2021, OIST researchers, Dr. Yosuke Yamada, Dr. Reina Komiya and Professor Ryota Kabe were selected to participate in the prestigious...
Type: News Article
24 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Research conducted in the Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology...
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