Kao in a lather over algae-based shampoo
Household goods maker Kao Corp. may soon be using algae to produce cleansing agents for its products, specifically shampoo.
Oldest fossilized vertebrate droppings in Japan found in coastal Miyagi
Archaeologists have discovered the oldest fossilized feces of vertebrate animals in Japan, suggesting the marine ecosystem that collapsed about 252 million years ago had fully...
Isamu Akasaki, one of this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics, accepts flowers after a news conference on Oct. 7 at Meijo University in Nagoya. (Yuta Takahashi)
Persistence pays off for three winners of Nobel Prize in Physics
Long after most of the global scientific community had given up, three researchers continued to toil in their laboratories for a discovery that was deemed impossible. Their relentless work initially drew little interest, and...
Scientists: 1st stars in universe likely 100 times heavier than sun
Researchers breed mice from sperm stored in space, paving way for...
Telescope tunnel built in quest to prove Einstein's space-time...
A human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell (Provided by Shinya Yamanaka)
Cosmetics maker Kose uses iPS technology to take 30 years off...
Cosmetics maker Kose Corp. has succeeded in taking the equivalent of about 30 years off the life of skin samples from a 67-year-old man using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, the company said Oct. 15.
Robots steal the show at electronics expo in Chiba
H-2A puts next-generation weather satellite into orbit
Omron develops technology to project 3-D images at fraction of...
A doctor at Shinshu University Hospital simulates brain surgery using a surgical assistance robot, left foreground, while looking through a microscope.
New robot gives surgeons a helping hand
MATSUMOTO, Nagano Prefecture--The Shinshu University School of Medicine and Japan's leading auto parts maker Denso Corp. unveiled a jointly developed assistance robot that supports a surgeon's arm during operations.
Researchers: Overweight women at greater risk of developing breast ...
Moisturizing skin of newborns may prevent future allergies, say...
Researchers: Regimen of 'good' vibrations can alleviate fatty...
A dead tree 14 meters below the surface in Lake Mashuko is estimated to have remained there for more than three decades. The amount of bacteria in the lake is so small that the breakdown process has not proceeded. (Kotaro Ebara)
Global warming, alien fish staining Japan's clearest lake
TESHIKAGA, Hokkaido--Lake Mashuko had long been a source of pride in this industrialized nation as the clearest and cleanest lake in the world. But the effects of global warming and an alien species have clouded that...
Tokyo in the spotlight as citizen groups start generating solar...
Japan, China, Taiwan, S. Korea agree to cut eel procurement by 20%
Cute sea anemones that glow in yellow decreasing sharply off...

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