Crane breeding center crowded as birds age

Nov 13, 2013

Crane breeding center crowded as birds age

The Okayama Prefectural Nature Conservation Center in the town of Wake, known for having the nation's largest population of Japanese cranes, has been wrestling with overcrowded breeding facilities as the birds age. Officials say that the unexpected longevity of the Japanese cranes, also known as ...

Reaching from the skies

May 11, 2008

Reaching from the skies

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One of the classic images from Japanese anime — immortalized in the famous post-apocalyptic "Neon Genesis Evangelion" franchise — is of a child-pilot sitting at the controls of a robot that's so huge it stands head and shoulders above the surrounding buildings. It's the ...