at 08:00 AM Oct 26 2013
Science // 

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan earlier today, about 200 miles east of the town of Namie and 6 miles down in the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Survey reports.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 06:00 AM Aug 8 2013

Japan yesterday unveiled the largest ship in its fleet since World War II. The 19,500-ton Izumo can carry up to 14 helicopters.

Dan Nosowitz
at 05:00 AM Jun 21 2013
Science // 

Hiromitsu Nakauchi is one of the most prominent stem-cell researchers in the world, and over the past few years, he's been cruising along a path that could well result in a near-unlimited supply of healthy pancreases for humans, which could well cure some types of diabetes. Except, in his native Japan, the law has yet to catch up to his work.

Dan Nosowitz
at 05:00 AM May 8 2013
Science // 

According to Japan Times, a new species of carnivorous plant has been found in Aichi Prefecture, on the central-southern coast of Japan's main island. The Japan Times calls it a "pitcher plant," which it is not; as a species related to (and mistaken for) Drosera indica, it's actually a sundew.

Shaunacy Ferro
at 08:45 AM Mar 13 2013
Energy // 

Japanese officials report they've produced natural gas from underwater methane hydrate, a frozen mix of water and methane known as "burning ice." Previous experiments have successfully extracted gas from on-shore deposits, but this is the first time we've been able to do it with deep sea reserves.

Dan Nosowitz
at 10:42 AM Jan 17 2013
Tech // 

After smoke was found pouring into one of its Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" planes yesterday, forcing an emergency landing, Japan's All Nippon Airways grounded its entire fleet of 787s. Japan's Transport Ministry referred to this as a "major incident."

Rebecca Boyle
at 07:39 AM Jan 10 2013
Science // 

The massive earthquake that walloped Japan nearly two years ago is still bringing some unfortunate news. The quake happened in an area where it was assumed it shouldn't - and a new model shows how the type of fault involved can turn destructive, seismologists say. The new findings could force governments and researchers to reevaluate seismic hazards in areas that were thought to be at low risk for earthquakes.

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