3 Jul 2018
Cell division is one of the most fundamental processes of biology. It’s what allows all living things to grow, multiply and form complex structures. But scientists still don’t understand many of the...
Type: News Article
27 Jun 2018
Look up above you. You might see blue sky, clouds, the Moon or stars. And while it might seem calm up there, the truth is it’s nearly always raining. Every day, Earth is constantly bombarded by about...
Type: Press release
6 Jun 2018
Prof Nic Shannon and Han Yan of the OIST Theory of Quantum Matter Unit
Type: Photo
6 Jun 2018
What is light? It sounds like a simple question, but it is one that has occupied some of the best scientific minds for centuries. Now, a collaborative study with scientists at the Okinawa Institute...
Type: News Article
1 Jun 2018
Dr Kayoko Miyazaki (left) and Dr Katsuhiko Miyazaki (right)
Type: Photo
1 Jun 2018
Just a little longer. It’s a common experience: hanging on in the hopes that our patience will pay off in the end. From waiting from a restaurant seat to queuing at a theme park, we’re all able to...
Type: Press release
30 May 2018
It’s a puzzle that has confounded biologists for centuries: the earth’s tropical regions are home to an enormous variety of plant and animal species, but as you travel north or south, away from the...
Type: News Article
21 May 2018
Margaret Brisbin, a PhD student in the Marine Biophysics Unit at OIST, holds a conical flask containing plankton.
Type: Photo
21 May 2018
Out at sea, a scientist holds a plankton sample up to the light and observes the shimmering contents. This sparkling spectacle is caused by thousands of microscopic organisms living at the sea...
Type: News Article
17 May 2018
A coral nursery in Maeganeku, Okinawa. Corals are maintained on metal posts.
Type: Photo
17 May 2018
Dr. Yuna Zayasu (right) with co-author Prof. Noriuki Satoh (left)
Type: Photo
17 May 2018
Coral reefs are in trouble. Between pollution, rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification, coral systems throughout the world’s oceans are severely declining – and some have disappeared. However...
Type: News Article
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