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...
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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...
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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...
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2 Jul 2021 - 00:00
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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...
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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...
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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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7 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Say the words ‘carnivorous plants’ and images of monstrous, human-consuming vegetation spring to mind. In reality, carnivorous plants tend to be much smaller than their horror-movie equivalents and...
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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...
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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...
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20 Dec 2019 - 09:40
From toucans to hummingbirds, the varying shapes and sizes of bird beaks show evolution in action. Beaks are versatile, allowing birds to eat, regulate their temperature, and sing; these survival...
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