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The brain is sometimes described as humanity's final frontier. How does the human brain contemplate and remember things? The workings of the brain are not well understood. Today, the world's top neuroscientists are trying to unravel the secrets of the human brain.

Gamarjobat performs the pantomime 'BRAIN'

April 11, 2014

The zany pantomime duo Gamarjobat run the gamut of emotions in promoting this week's GLOBE package "BRAIN."

Inauguration of Beira Rio Soccer Stadium in Porto Alegre Brazil on April 5 for the FIFA World Cup 2014. (AP Photo)

Moving robots through the use of the mind

April 11, 2014

At the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, which kicks off on June 12, the real star could be the human brain.

An example of CLARITY technology: A mouse brain dipped in a special solution turns transparent. (Provided by the Deisseroth lab)

Japan, U.S. and Europe compete in 'Final Frontier'

April 11, 2014

"Before and after telescopes, you could see totally different things in the sky. Tools and technologies make it possible to do things we couldn't do before. That's how we can...

A patient with symptoms of depression is given transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment, which sends an electrical current through the brain. (Akiko Okazaki)

New treatment offers hope to sufferers of depression

April 11, 2014

Mental depression is an illness that afflicts millions of people worldwide. Antidepressants have provided relief to many, but they don’t work for everyone. Hope is at hand,...

Susumu Tonegawa during the interview (Photo by Kazuyoshi Sako)

INTERVIEW/ Susumu Tonegawa: It will take centuries to unravel the...

April 11, 2014

We are our brains. You could say the words “human” and “brain” are synonymous. When it comes to physical abilities like running, jumping or swimming, there are many...

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The brain is sometimes described as humanity's final frontier. How does the human brain contemplate and remember things? The workings of the brain are not well understood. Today, the world's top neuroscientists are trying to unravel the secrets of the human brain.

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HIDEKI TAKAHASHI: Fisherman rebounds from tsunami with Norwegian...

April 11, 2014

A sudden shower passed, and calm clear weather settled upon the twilight-bathed sea. Hideki Takahashi cut the engine on his boat, the 6-ton Hidekimaru, as it came to rest about a kilometer off the coast of the Yoriki fishing...

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Eurasia: As China’s rise reshapes continent, Japan has a...

January 10, 2014

The Japanese archipelago lies opposite Eurasia, a huge region now morphing into one integrated economic sphere. How should Japan deal with this New Continentalism?

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GAMARJOBAT: Japanese pantomime duo spreads laughter around the...

December 06, 2013

Editor’s Note: Gamarjobat, a wordless comedy double-act who perform around the world, will now appear in The Asahi Shimbun as our “silent supporters.” Their comedy videos, inspired by GLOBE feature stories, will be...