A red bento box belonging to the Yomitan Museum
18 Jul 2012
One of a pair of bento boxes currently being restored by McDavis. (Photo credit: Anya McDavis)
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Anya McDavis restoring a bento box from the Yomitan Museum
18 Jul 2012
Anya McDavis, a member of OIST's Science and Technology Group, restores one of a pair of red bento boxes belonging to Okinawa's Yomitan Museum.
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14 Jul 2012
In the brain, cortical neurons fire in response to stimuli from the body, and thalamic neurons provide feedback that regulates the cortical neurons' firing―and thus helps keep the brain functioning...
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Odontomachus simillimus
12 Jul 2012
  Ants of the genus Odontomachus (depicted here) are famous for their 'trap-jaw' mandibles which close at incredible speeds.  In addition to being a potent weapon, the jaws generate so much...
Type: Photo
Pheidole pegasus
9 Jul 2012
This rare species of Pheidole, discovered in 2008, is only found on two small Pacific Islands.  The function of the exaggerated spines is unknown, but has evolved independently several times...
Type: Photo
8 Jul 2012
The two members of OIST’s newest research group, the Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, had extra cause to celebrate when the Lab 2 building...
Type: News Article
Strumigenys nidifex: This species, only found in the Fijian islands, has powerfu
6 Jul 2012
This species, only found in the Fijian islands, has powerful mandibles it uses to hunt prey in the leaf litter. Credit: Eli M. Sarnat,...
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Odontomachus with open jaws
6 Jul 2012
Ant of the Odontomachus genus. Photo by Benoit Guenard.
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25 Jun 2012
Though it’s far less dramatic than the architecture or the ocean view, one sight that often grabs the attention of visitors to OIST is a small sign near the entrance that reads, “Caution...
Type: News Article
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