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Chief Scientist promotes Cyprus-Japan research partnerships during Tokyo visit

Chief Scientist Demetris Skourides led a mission in Tokyo to bolster research partnerships between Cyprus and Japan, focusing on innovation collaboration in energy, biotech, and digital technology. Initiatives included aligning Cyprus’s innovation strategies with the EU, showcasing the country’s maritime industry, and proposing a Memorandum of Understanding for deeper cooperation in research and technology.

insect migration

Unprecedented Sighting of Giant Water Bug in Cyprus

The giant water bug, known as the toebiter, has been spotted for the first time in Cyprus, raising scientific interest in its impact on the local ecosystem. This unexpected sighting underscores the importance of citizen science in detecting species migration and calls for further research into the insect’s behavior and potential establishment on the island.

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