science

Japanese spoon puts electrical field in your mouth to trick you into tasting salt, now on sale

It’s like a party in your mouth, and electricity’s invited!

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Amazing views of the solar storm aurora from Japan【Photos, videos】

Aurora visible from main island of Honshu for first time in over 20 years.

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Space One rocket explodes immediately after liftoff in Japan【Videos】

KAIROS flight was much shorter than planned.

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Testing out the rubber hand illusion in the office to see if people can feel pain in fake limbs

Science is violence.

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Shortwave radio at our cheap country house in Japanese mountains picks up North Korean broadcast

It was kind of scary, kind of cool, and definitely eye opening. 

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Mysterious cosmic ray named after Japanese goddess Amaterasu confirmed second most powerful

Discovery leads to more questions than answers.

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Japan has only one time zone, and sunset comes a lot earlier in Tokyo【Photos】

How different do Tokyo and Fukuoka look at 5 p.m.?

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Miyagi hot spring inn offering free sleep analysis as part of relaxing, health-focused stay

Three Japanese companies are working together to help show the importance of a good night’s sleep. Read More

As summer comes to an end, it’s time to get ready for a plague of mosquitoes in Japan

Out of the frying pan and into the pan full of mosquitos…

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We try a method for making ice cream that doesn’t require a freezer【SoraKitchen】

It’s pretty simple and the result is delicious!

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A friendly reminder not to accidentally get squid sperm in your mouth, it hurts

Even after they die, squids have a frightening way to get the last laugh.

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Study of blood tests in Tokyo finds 98% as having vitamin D deficiencies

D up, everyone!

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Visiting the Japan Snake Center, the Gunma zoo dedicated entirely to snakes

Venom Extraction Room’s Snake Meet and Greet is just the start of the weird fun at this facility hidden in the mountains of east Japan.

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Students hospitalized after eating teacher’s homemade yogurt in Nagoya

Science lesson leads to lots of vomiting by students and school staff.

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Mermaid mummy stored at Japanese temple has true identity revealed after year-long study【Video】

Ningyo was said to have been pulled out of the sea by a fisherman in Tosa domain nearly 300 years ago.

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Synthetic fossil fuels made from light, water, and CO2 in the air tested in Osaka

A fuel that consumes the CO2 it produces to make more of itself.

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Panasonic says to stop wearing socks while you sleep

I’m going to call Sony for a second opinion.

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Anti-insect laser gun turrets designed by Osaka University, expected to work on roaches too

You’ve never seen a bug zapper quite like this.

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Japan forced to call off first-ever unmanned Moon-landing attempt

I swear, one of these days, OMOTENASHI… Bang, zoom, right to the Moon!

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Osaka bus driver flunked alcohol test after eating steamed bread

Friends don’t let friends eat bread and drive a bus.

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