ODTÜ’s students to build paper log houses in quake zone

Middle East Technical University's (ODTÜ) students, together with a prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, have built a specially designed "paper log house" to be used in the earthquake zone.

ODTÜ's Architecture Department's students created the "Emergency Design Studio" after the twin earthquakes jolted the country's east in early February.

New ‘glass-like’ orchid species discovered in Japan

A new species of orchid with delicate, glass-like blooms has been discovered by Japanese scientists, who found the pink and white plant hiding in plain sight.

Despite its presence in Japan's parks and gardens, it took researchers at Kobe University a decade to confirm that the plant, dubbed the "Spiranthes hachijoensis," was a previously unknown species.