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NATURE

WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 30, 2015
Zap happy: electric eels innovative in subduing hapless prey
A new study has detailed how electric eels can double the voltage of their jolts by adjusting the positions of the positive and negative poles of their electric organ.
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 30, 2015
Fossil unearthed in Spain sheds light on ape evolution
The well-preserved partial skull and skeleton of a gibbon-like creature that lived 11.6 million years ago in Spain is shedding new light on the evolutionary history of modern apes.
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 30, 2015
Russia thwarts plan for Antarctic ocean sanctuary, but China gets on board
Russia has again thwarted attempts to create the world's largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctica, the final country opposing the protection of a vast swath of rich waters from fishing, after a revised international plan won support from China.
WORLD
Oct 16, 2015
Belgian tourist dies after falling into Chilean geyser
A Belgian woman who suffered burns on 80 percent of her body after falling into a boiling hot geyser last week in northern Chile died on Thursday, the Santiago hospital where she was receiving treatment said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 15, 2015
Paying-to-pollute flourishing with China planning carbon market
The world is coming to terms with the idea that putting a price on carbon emissions is necessary to fight global warming. Now there is a growing consensus on how to make it happen.
WORLD
Oct 14, 2015
U.S. government sued over skull-crushing fall of massive pine cone
A military veteran who said his skull was crushed by a 16-pound (7-kg) pine cone as he rested in the shade of a conifer grove at a San Francisco park has sued the U.S. government, saying employee negligence led to his injuries.
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 6, 2015
Density of wildlife in Chernobyl area increasing, study finds
Some 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident blasted radiation across Chernobyl, the site has evolved from a disaster zone into a nature reserve, teeming with elk, deer and wolves, scientists said Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 2, 2015
Ozzie the eagle dead after live-streamed duel with love rival in Florida
A love triangle between bald eagles that played out before thousands of fans on a live webcam has ended badly in Florida with the death of Ozzie, longtime mate of Harriet, according to a Florida wildlife clinic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 1, 2015
Nature museum's exhibition for preschoolers proves popular
The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo has drawn more than 20,000 visitors to a new scientific exhibition aimed at preschoolers since it opened mid-July.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 27, 2015
Conservationists angry as U.S. officials kill over 1,200 seabirds in Oregon
U.S. federal government officials have killed more than 1,000 seabirds on an Oregon island since May to protect endangered salmon as part of a plan that environmentalists say is flawed and are seeking to stop with a lawsuit.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 20, 2015
Hokkaido's Mount Apoi added to global geopark list
The 810-meter-high Mount Apoi in Hokkaido becomes Japan's eighth geopark, a natural area with geological or geomorphological features of scientific importance.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 18, 2015
Climate change, El Nino make hottest year on record likely
An El Nino in the Pacific Ocean and rising temperatures caused by climate change have put the world on an almost irreversible path to its warmest year on records dating back to 1880.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 18, 2015
Desert plant may become a better source of rubber
At a test track in Texas last month, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. researchers discovered they are getting close to accomplishing a feat that eluded the great American inventor Thomas Edison.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 16, 2015
In warming Arctic, mosquitoes may multiply
Rising temperatures in the Arctic may be good news for mosquitoes, which prosper with warmer weather.
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 12, 2015
Burning all fossil fuels could thaw Antarctica, raise sea level almost 60 meters: study
Burning all the world's fossil fuel reserves could thaw the entire Antarctic ice sheet and push up sea levels by nearly 60 meters (200 feet), an international study said on Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 10, 2015
Survey finds increased number of sharks off U.S. East Coast
U.S. shark researchers caught and tagged 2,835 sharks along the East Coast this spring, a record number that they say reflects a growing population thanks to federal protections.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 23, 2015
In Africa, good fences make for safe species
An innovative conservation project in Kenya using electric fences is both protecting endangered species from poachers and agricultural crops from foraging animals.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 23, 2015
German scientists find rare dinosaur tracks
German scientists have found an unusually long trail of footprints from a 30-ton dinosaur in an abandoned quarry in Lower Saxony, and think they could be around 145 million years old.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 23, 2015
Photos confirm first wild wolf pack in California for nearly a century
California's first gray wolf pack since wild wolves disappeared from the state nearly a century ago has been spotted in the woods in the northern part of the state.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 20, 2015
Invasive plants pose billion-dollar threat to economies around the world
Many of the world's plants are turning "alien," spread by people into new areas where they choke out native vegetation in a worsening trend that causes billions of dollars in damage, scientists said on Wednesday.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world