May 20, 2016

Researchers solve mystery of red color in birds

Scientists said Thursday they have solved a long-standing mystery about what makes some birds red — a color that, when found in beaks and feathers, shows strong sex appeal. The genes affecting coloration belong to a wider family of genes involved in detoxification, said ...

May 19, 2016

Fossil bird had record wingspan

Scientists on Wednesday said they have found the remains of a giant prehistoric bird that lived 50 million years ago in Antarctica and had the largest wingspan ever recorded. Paleontologists at a natural history museum in Argentina said they had identified the pelagornithid, or ...

Naturalist C.W. Nicol wins Green Culture Prize for forestry efforts

May 14, 2016

Naturalist C.W. Nicol wins Green Culture Prize for forestry efforts

Nagano naturalist C.W. Nicol has been named co-winner of the Green Culture Prize for his outstanding work on woodlands restoration. A longtime contributor to The Japan Times, Nicol received the annual award Saturday from the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization, an affiliate of the ...