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BIOLOGY

Bonobos groom each other at the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
ENVIRONMENT / Wildlife
Nov 18, 2023
Good neighbors: Bonobo study offers clues into early human alliances
Human society is founded on our ability to cooperate with others beyond our immediate family and social groups, and the same may be said about bonobos.
A Caribbean box jellyfish
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 24, 2023
No brain, no problem: Tiny jellyfish can learn from experience
Such a feat is comparable to far more advanced animals such as fruit flies or mice, and may reveal insight into the fundamental property of nerve systems.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 22, 2023
World's 'oldest' tree able to reveal planet's secrets
In a forest in southern Chile, a giant tree has survived for thousands of years and is in the process of being recognized as the oldest in the world.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 9, 2023
Whale sharks see in dark due to mutation behind blindness in humans
Triggered by the colder temperatures of deep water, the mutation activates visual pigments that sense blue light, the only color that reaches such depths.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 25, 2023
Japan team creates offspring using eggs from male mice cells
The research by the team, led by Osaka University professor Katsuhiko Hayashi, was the first time in the world that eggs were produced from cells taken from male mammals.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 10, 2023
Dwarf elephants? Giant rats? Strange island creatures at high risk
Extinction risk has been seen by researchers to be highest among island species that have undergone more extreme body size shifts compared to mainland relatives.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 24, 2023
Bone study transforms understanding of dinosaur growth
Tyrannosaurus, topping 12 meters long, was an example of a large and fast-growing theropod, with a large growth spurt in its teenage years. Other theropods grew at a slower rate.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 28, 2023
'Love hormone'? Not so fast, new study suggests.
The "love hormone" oxytocin has long been thought key to behaviors, including pairing up with a partner and nurturing offspring, but a new study in prairie voles is raising doubts.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 24, 2023
How long can a healthy human live?
The death of the world"s oldest person at the age of 118 has reignited a debate that has divided scientists for centuries: Is there a limit to the lifespan of a healthy person?
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 29, 2022
Scientists revive 48,500-year-old ‘zombie virus’ buried in ice
Scientists have long warned that the thawing of permafrost due to atmospheric warming will worsen climate change. But its effect on dormant pathogens is less well understood.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 15, 2022
Brain cells in dish learn to play video game
Neuroscientists have shown that lab-grown brain cells can learn to play the classic video game Pong, and could be capable of "intelligent and sentient behavior."
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 14, 2022
Neanderthals and humans coexisted in Europe for over 2,000 years, study says
Research found that Neanderthals in the region went extinct between 40,870 and 40,457 years ago, while modern humans first appeared around 42,500 years ago.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 9, 2022
What makes your brain different from a Neanderthal’s?
For decades, scientists have been comparing the anatomy of our brain with that of other mammals to understand how our sophisticated faculties evolved.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Aug 6, 2022
'Synthetic embryo' breakthrough but growing human organs far off
The breakthrough was hailed as a major step forward, though some experts said the result could not fully be considered to be embryos and warned of future ethical considerations.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 25, 2022
Friends at first sniff: People drawn to others who smell like them
The study hypothesized that humans may smell themselves and others to subconsciously estimate body odor similarity and judge their compatibility.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 25, 2022
Global warming leading to sleep loss and wider disparities
With higher nighttime temperatures, individuals are already losing 44 hours of sleep per year on average, representing an additional 11 nights of less than the recommended seven hours.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2022
'Jaws' may have outmaneuvered 'The Meg' in ancient shark showdown
The megalodon was one of the largest predators in Earth's history, appearing about 15 million years ago and going extinct about 3.6 million years ago.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 13, 2021
China’s wildlife is a pandemic ‘waiting to happen,’ study finds
A comprehensive survey of viral pathogens has found wildlife species sold in China's wet markets harbor a range of diseases threatening humans and other animals.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 18, 2021
Study rewrites understanding of modern Japan's genetic ancestry
New research shows that the people of Japan bear genetic signatures from three ancient populations rather than just two as previously thought u2014 a more complex ancestry for the nation.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 17, 2021
What if you could become invisible to mosquitoes?
Using Crispr, scientists have taken the first step toward creating a mosquito that is blind to human hosts.

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At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation