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Oh deer: Monkey caught in flagrante delict-doe

Jan 11, 2017

Oh deer: Monkey caught in flagrante delict-doe

Scientists on Tuesday revealed the “highly unusual” behavior of a male monkey filmed trying to have sex with female deer in Japan — a rare case of inter-species nookie. Sex between animals from different species is uncommon, but exceptional cases are known to occur, ...

Jan 8, 2017

Unipac develops air-conditioner filter to counter hay fever

A Japanese company has developed air-conditioner filters for trapping and holding allergens that cause hay fever. Unipac, based in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, will start selling the filters to schools and large commercial facilities in February, ahead of the hay fever season. They can be ...

Jan 2, 2017

Stricter labeling mulled for genetically modified food

The government is considering expanding the scope of mandatory labeling of ingredients containing genetically modified crops from the current 33 food items, according to sources in the Consumer Affairs Agency. Imports have been increasing in Japan of genetically modified crops and food products containing ...