Oct 24, 2015

Were dinosaurs warm-blooded or cold-blooded?

A new method to chemically analyze dinosaur egg shells has allowed scientists to gauge the extinct lizards’ body temperature, researchers said on Oct. 13. The findings support recent work by other teams that dinosaurs were neither warm- nor cold-blooded, but somewhere in between, researchers ...

Japanese golden eagles face extinction as numbers dive

Mar 16, 2015

Japanese golden eagles face extinction as numbers dive

There are now only 500 or so Japanese golden eagles living in the wild as environmental changes deprive the birds of their habitat, according to a study by a research group. The Society for Research of Golden Eagle Japan warns that the subspecies is ...

Natural strategies to cope with winter

| Feb 7, 2015

Natural strategies to cope with winter


Jan. 19 is officially the coldest day of winter. Called daikan (major cold), the day coincided with some truly bitter weather in northern Japan this year. The mercury plummeted to minus 27.3 in Furano, central Hokkaido, and minus 31.3 in Esashi in the southwest, ...

Jan 30, 2015

Myanmar tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded

An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black-and-white falconet with a surprised, pandalike expression. The Great Frigate ...