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Exploring the prehistory of Palawan Island through human remains
23-June-2016

Researchers are excavating human remains from caves in Palawan Island in the Philippines to learn more about the diversity of burial and other cultural practices over the past 10,000 years.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA
 
Science movie supervised by Hirosi Ooguri wins Best Educational Production Award
22-June-2016

A 3D dome theater movie visualizing superstring theory and supervised by a Kavli IPMU researcher has received the Best Educational Production Award, it was announced at the International Planetarium Society (IPS) Fulldome Festival Brno 2016 in the Czech Republic on June 17.

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Contact: Motoko Kakubayashi Institution: Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
 
Philippine fishing and its links to Japan’s “sea women”
21-June-2016

A researcher at the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) is studying the ancient Japanese culture of “ama” – women who traditionally free-dive in the sea in search of seaweed, lobsters, snail “turbo” shells and, in the distant past, pearls – and its potential connections to Philippine maritime cultures.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA
 
Ancient DNA Analysis Explains Spread of Domestic Goats from Fertile Crescent into Caucasus
13-June-2016

Nagoya University-based researchers analyze ancient DNA of Neolithic domestic goats to reveal that the goats were introduced into the Southern Caucasus from the Fertile Crescent during the early sixth millennium BC, probably alongside establishment of trade links or population movement.

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Contact: Koomi Sung Institution: Nagoya University
 
Fishing Prohibitions Produce More Sharks Along With Problems for Fishing Communities, Scientists Find
9-June-2016

Fishing closures established in Indonesia’s shark sanctuary are good for sharks and other fish, but it also means putting restrictions on local community members who fish for a living.

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Contact: Stephen sautner Institution: Wildlife Conservation Society
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