Ministry to allow drilling in national parks to gain geothermal power
The Environment Ministry said it will lift restrictions on drilling operations underneath national parks and quasi-national parks to make 70 percent of geothermal energy reserves in ...
World's most powerful laser beam blasts out from Osaka
OSAKA--Osaka University scientists said they fired the world's most powerful laser beam.
A young chimpanzee drinks palm "wine" from a tank using a leaf. (Provided by Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute)
Researchers spot chimpanzees boozing in the wild
It's not just humans who love to sit back and sip on an alcoholic beverage ... wild chimps do too.
Scientists discover ‘under-seabed forest’ dating back 20...
Nobel laureate physicist Yoichiro Nambu dies at 94
New species of feather-winged dinosaur unearthed in China
Weights of up to 300 tons are suspended inside a quake-resistance device developed by Kajima Corp. on the Shinjuku Mitsui Building in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward. (Yuji Shimoyama)
Devices developed to ease earthquake sway in high-rises
Japan has long been praised for its earthquake-resistant technologies, but a new focus is targeting a recently studied seismic phenomenon that has been rattling the nation.
Smartphone scanner to show product info in English
Russian capsule en route to ISS with Japanese aboard
Robotic suits give construction workers a power surge
A recent study by Japanese scientists shows the risk of diabetes drops sharply if smokers abstain from smoking for 10 years. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Study on diabetes finds another good reason to quit smoking
Smokers are more susceptible to developing diabetes, but they can lower the risk to the level of nonsmokers by refraining from lighting up for at least 10 years, according to Japanese researchers.
Scientists develop method to kill iPS-derived cells with high...
Scientists identify substance that curbs food allergies
Sunstar develops zero-sugar chocolate for diabetics
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a meeting of the Global Warming Prevention Headquarters in Tokyo in June. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan sets 26% cut in greenhouse gas emissions as target
The government said on July 17 it would slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2030 from 2013 levels and submitted the plan to the United Nations later in the day as its contribution to a global summit on climate...
After cleanup, Tokyo to temporarily lift head-dunking ban at beach
Taisei develops eco-friendly, ‘self-sufficient’ building
Iwate beekeeper creates possible solution for colony collapse...

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