Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector opened to media
HIDA, Gifu Prefecture--Imagine a vast underground cavern bigger than any wartime bunker. This is where Japanese scientists are doing research that left one of them as this year's...
Virus that causes cervical cancer also triggers throat cancer, scientists say
Contrary to popular belief, smoking and drinking are not the sole causes of throat cancer, scientists have found.
Takaaki Kajita, a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, discusses his research with The Asahi Shimbun. (Wataru Sekita)
Neutrino scientist overcomes doubters on way to Nobel Prize
For years, critics scoffed at Takaaki Kajita’s suggestion concerning neutrinos. After all, the elementary particles were and remain a mystery to some of the sharpest minds on the planet.
Nobel Prize recipient carried on work of mentors at neutrino...
Nobel laureate Omura still a big presence at laboratory he led
Kajita, McDonald win Nobel physics prize for neutrino oscillation...
Akira Hiruma, president of Hamamtsu Photonics KK, shows a 20-inch photomultiplier tube designed for the Super-Kamiokande neutrino detection facility at his company's offices in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Oct. 7. (Tomohiro Yamamoto)
Tech firm proud of role in Nobel-winning research
HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka Prefecture--The head of the world’s leading light technology company is thrilled that his firm played a part in Nobel Prize winning research.
Humanoid receptionist's sister raises the robotic bar with 3...
By getting hit, satellite to shed light on mystery of space debris
Cutting-edge robotic village on drawing board for 2020 Tokyo...
A man smokes near a portrait of Mao Tse-tung hung on a replica of the Tiananmen Gate in Yinchuan in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Oct. 8. (AP Photo)
Studies say 1/3 of young men in China to die from smoking
BEIJING--Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking.
Researchers: A-bomb radiation does not increase cancer mortality...
Japanese, Chinese, Irish scientists win 2015 Nobel medicine prize
Osaka team grabs sperm by the tail in hunt for male contraceptive
An Indian man cleans solar panels on a rooftop in Ahmadabad, India, on Oct. 1. India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and increase the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030. (AP Photo)
India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge
NEW DELHI--As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil...
Harbor seals no longer 'threatened' species in Japan
Pacific bluefin tuna fishing faces ban if population plummets
Project to restore oriental storks in South Korea takes flight...

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