science

This is the best summer in years to visit Japan…if you hate mosquitoes

People aren’t getting bit by the aggravating insects in Japan this summer, those some might say the reason why is something even worse.

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Eating a scoop of the night sky with Japan’s latest beautiful convenience store sweet【Taste Test】

We’ve always got space for dessert, and today we’ve got space for space dessert!

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Kicking for maximum swimming speed? You might be doing it wrong, Japanese researchers say

Scientists from Tokyo and Ibaraki discover there’s a cutoff point where kicking actually starts to slow you down.

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Beautiful Japanese dessert looks like slice of starry space, only available at convenience stores

Celebrate the arrival of Japan’s deep space probe at its asteroid destination with a dessert both achingly gorgeous and totally affordable.

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Japanese scholarly society video of college girl falling in love with teacher found inappropriate

Chemistry organization’s video is full of heartache and drama, really short on science.

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Japanese Internet shocked by map showing Japan is as big as Europe

Citizens filled with pride in their country, anger at Mercator projection as distance from Hokkaido to Okinawa is shown to equal Denmark to Spain.

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Tokyo University research team develops world’s first hybrid robot with real working muscles

A tiny cyborg model at the moment, this contraption marks the beginning of robots taking over humanity.

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Here’s an important message about macho goldfish from university baseball in Japan

Television coverage of baseball in Japan really takes you inside the game like no other.

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Maths professor from Japan’s optical illusions will have you doubting your own eyes【Video】

Perplexing perspectives: when left is right, and right is right, our brains melt but we’re impressed nonetheless.

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Japan’s Calpis beverage can leave a gross residue in some people’s mouths, and here’s why

It’s the name that turns many English-speakers off, but even people in Japan sometimes take issue the way Calpis can linger in your mouth.

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Almost half of Japanese grade-school girls say they’ve never heard of “programming” in survey

Troubling statistic is coupled with an additional one-in-four saying they’ve heard the word, but don’t know what it means.

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Breakthrough discovery lets people detect various cancers using just their urine sample

This simple procedure can be done in the comfort of your own home, changing the world as we know it.

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Japan’s master knife maker returns with a razor-sharp blade made out of plastic wrap【Video】

Possibly the world’s first knife where the soft grip wrapping and slicing edge are made of the same thing.

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Why does my cat’s poop stink so much? Japanese scientists bust the myth behind feline turds

It’s neither diet nor parasites, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

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Whoever made the science department PR video for Tohoku University deserves a raise【Video】

From this day forward, all math professors should be called “fantasistas of number theory.”

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Hey everyone, Japanese soccer player Keita Suzuki wants your poop!

Go ahead and laugh, because the former midfielder will have the last laugh all the way to the bank… his big bank of poo.

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Japanese scientists determine the source of the coveted “young woman” smell

The scent, evocative of two fruits, was found to make women 74 percent more attractive.

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Roses and cherry blossoms help to repel wasp attacks, according to Kochi University study

Turns out those vicious insects are just a bunch of big ol’ softies.

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Behold the future! If the Japanese space agency JAXA is right, it’s full of slime and tentacles

Even Mother Nature might be going gluten-free, and if she does takoyaki octopus balls will get even freakier.

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Super blue blood moon appears over Tokyo, poses with Skytree, other landmarks for beautiful pics

Even if something happens once in a blue moon, it’s still not as rare, or gorgeous, as this.

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