Scientists question need for Obokata’s verification tests
Embattled scientist Haruko Obokata's failed attempt to replicate supposedly ground-breaking STAP cell research has been called into question by the scientific community, which...
University of Tokyo lab to treat brain tumors using engineered virus
Clinical trials will start for a genetically modified virus that can destroy cancerous cells in one of the most difficult types of tumors to treat, the University of Tokyo’s...
Shinichi Aizawa, center, a special adviser in charge of Riken's verification testing, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Dec. 19. At right is Hitoshi Niwa, a senior researcher at Riken. (Jun Ueda)
Obokata resigns as Riken reports her failure to re-create STAP...
Embattled researcher Haruko Obokata and a separate team of independent researchers failed to replicate the creation of stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells, the government-affiliated Riken research...
Venus probe discovers solar winds speed up after leaving sun
PHOTO: Himawari-8 satellite snaps photo of Earth in living color
Obokata fails to create STAP cells; Riken ends all verification...
A Japanese space development team’s moon surface probe maneuvers through Hamamatsu’s Nakatajima sand dunes during a field experiment on Dec. 18. (Tomohiro Yamamoto)
Japan XPRIZE hopefuls take lunar rover on 'moon run' in Hamamatsu...
HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka Prefecture--A team of entrepreneurs and engineers held a trial run here on Dec. 18 of an experimental rover it developed for a high-profile Google Inc. contest to create a moon probe.
Drones surveying volcanoes to enhance disaster response
1st Hokkaido Shinkansen crosses strait, arrives in Aomori on trial ...
Scientists develop 'mind-reading' robotics to assist in daily lives
Stem cell researcher Masayo Takahashi (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Nature names stem cell pioneer Takahashi as one of year's top 10...
The British scientific journal Nature has named Japanese stem cell researcher Masayo Takahashi as one of Nature's 10 people who mattered in 2014.
Detailed hospital search system for cancer patients goes online
Cutting-edge rehab robots lend helping hand to stroke patients at...
Researchers study intractable dog disease, with eye on curing ALS
Ornaments made from elephant tusks are popular in China. (Provided by Lucy Vigne)
Illegal ivory trade 'out of control' due to Chinese demand, group...
NAIROBI--A Kenya-based animal protection group said wild elephants could disappear within the next generation unless the Chinese government takes immediate steps to crack down on the illegal ivory trade.
Much less snow likely in Japan if climate change continues
Time running out for Japan to declare emissions cut target beyond...
Chinese coral poachers rife in western Japan; international rules...

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