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For Seth Borenstein's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Climate change is making world weather hotter and weirder

Dec 3, 2014

Climate change is making world weather hotter and weirder

In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed, not just the climate. It has gotten hotter, more polluted with heat-trapping gases, more crowded and just downright wilder. The numbers ...

Scientists put together 'weird, goofy dinosaur'

Nov 8, 2014

Scientists put together 'weird, goofy dinosaur'

Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for it: goofy and weird. ...

Studies fault warming in much of 2013's wild weather

Sep 30, 2014

Studies fault warming in much of 2013's wild weather

Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan ...

Sep 6, 2014

Genetic mapping triggers hope on schizophrenia

Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away. Already, the new ...

Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds

Aug 9, 2014

Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds

Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to the likes of robins and hummingbirds. Comparing fossils of 120 different species and 1,500 skeletal features, especially thigh bones, researchers constructed a detailed family tree for the class of two-legged ...

Apr 19, 2014

Forecasters issue alert on El Nino

U.S. federal forecasters predict a warming of the central Pacific Ocean this year that will change weather worldwide. The warming, called an El Nino, can mean an even hotter year coming up and billions of dollars in losses for food crops. Australia and South ...

Study warns of sudden climate change woes

Jan 4, 2014

Study warns of sudden climate change woes

Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth’s environment are more worrisome than climate change’s bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the U.S. government concluded last month. The 200-page report by the National Academy of Sciences looked at warming problems that can occur ...