science

Why isn’t there more deer poo in Nara Park? This very strange museum has the answer【Photos】

Deer aren’t the only animals with a huge population in the city.

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Japanese universities determine cats know the names of other cats

Poor Mr. Muffinstuff…

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Electric chopsticks that make low-salt food taste salty developed by Meiji University

Experimental utensils make food shockingly delicious.

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Why is it so hard to find hot sake in convenience stores in Japan?

Some like it hot, but can’t find it easily.

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Real Fullmetal Alchemists: Kyoto University team fuses all 8 precious metals into single alloy

Giving them a gold medal for it would probably be rude.

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Japanese jam jar lids close on their own, as if by magic

People around Japan are blown away by this bizarre discovery. 

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Objectively cute Japanese baby face factors determined by Osaka University team

Your baby may be cute, but is it scientifically proven cute?

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Pokémon skeletons and fossils now on display at Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science

Excavator Pikachu and a few of his extinct pals want to teach us about real-world fossils.

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Japanese first grader wins math contest by quantifying “which hiragana are the hardest to write”

The search for the objectively hardest hiragana.

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Tour space with a cat guide while the sweet aroma of catnip and paw pads fills your nostrils

This will be one space trip cat fans will never forget.

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Violence IS the answer – Japanese farmers using hammers to grow more mushrooms

Swinging hammers now part of cultivating shiitake.

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Study suggests Japanese curry effective at staving off dementia

A curry a week helps keep the brain at its peak.

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Japan chooses to go to the moon

Prime minister declares goal of a Japanese astronaut becoming the first non-American to walk on the lunar surface.

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Japanese entertainer shakes fresh cream to make butter… in the most unusual way【Video】

Dancing Butter Shake Experiment” goes viral online. 

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Here come the mice in black! Kyoto University experiment removes mouse memories with light

Scientists use flashes of light in the brain to really wipe away memories…in mice.
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Kansai area people more genetically predisposed to liking coffee than elsewhere in Japan

Wake up and smell the genomes.

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The popular Night at the Aquarium: Lots of Sex exhibit returns to Tokyo’s Sunshine Aquarium

We bet you’ve never read the words “sexy” and “fish” in the same phrase before.

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We assembled an Edo period-style tea-carrying mechanical doll【Pics, videos】

The jury’s still out on whether it’s creepy, cute, or creepy-cute.

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New COVID-19 delta variant discovered in Japan, believed to be domestically mutated

But what this means for the pandemic is yet to be determined.

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Penis fencing takes over Japanese Twitter

Reactions come hard and fast following stimulating segment by Japanese public broadcaster.

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