science

8-year-old discovers untimely deaths of 15 percent of Kyoto’s cicada population

Wunderkind’s analytical prowess comparable to people three times his age.

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Feeling cranky? Drop that Snickers! Eat some beef and ice cream instead, Japanese netizens say

Japanese netizens attest to the spiritual power of a meaty dinner and a dairy dessert.

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Japanese musicians create incredible music and visuals using open tape reels【Videos】

Open Reel Ensemble will blow you away with their internationally acclaimed musical style.

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Scientists in California send classic SNES EarthBound cartridge on odyssey into space【Video】

Beloved 16-bit game’s protagonist seemingly makes cameo appearance in the clouds of amazing video.

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Effect of Dragon Ball-style Gravity Chamber on training studied at Chubu University

An answer to the age-old question: “Would training in a Gravity Chamber really work?”

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Japanese foaming bottom soap: An eco-friendly alternative to wet wipes

Fatbergs be gone with this new method of washing your rear without a Japanese washlet toilet.

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What would Sailor Moon be like if the heroines’ sizes matched their planets? Fan chart shows us

The anime heroines might be like a family, but their relative sizes are very different.

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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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