March 05, 2013
Scientists discovered a large number of fissures and fault lines on the seabed that probably led in part to the huge scale of the tsunami that hit northeastern Japan on March...
March 02, 2013
A humanoid robot that can chat in Japanese will go where no communication robot has gone before: outer space.
February 28, 2013
Riken, a Japanese scientific research institute, on Feb. 28 applied for government permission to conduct the world's first clinical study using human induced pluripotent stem...
February 19, 2013
Japanese scientists have grown a pancreas in a pig, a breakthrough that could eventually lead to human organs being engineered in the animals’ bodies and used for transplants ...
February 16, 2013
A meteorite that exploded over central Russia and fell to earth, injuring hundreds of people, has fueled discussion of whether science is able to predict such events. The...
February 14, 2013
Researchers have announced safe radiation doses in thyroid glands for the vast majority of residents living around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. But their studies are...
February 12, 2013
Scientists have discovered a protein in the brain that plays a key role in regulating mood, a finding that could lead to effective treatments for depression and anxiety.
February 09, 2013
SAPPORO--Better not substitute squid for swine in the idiom "when pigs fly," because now researchers at Hokkaido University have succeeded in proving that these ocean mollusks...
January 31, 2013
A cure for baldness may not be too far off after scientists in Japan said they have engineered hair follicles, tissue that is essential to hair growth, from human induced...
January 29, 2013
Researchers in Ethiopia have unearthed the oldest known stone hand axes, a find that could shed light on how primitive humans developed stone tools and if they possessed...
January 24, 2013
Two comets are on course to provide a once-a-decade show in the skies above Japan this year, astronomers said.
January 22, 2013
Japanese scientists have filmed Adelie penguins in Antarctica snatching up prey at rates of up to two fish per second, far faster than what their behavior on land would suggest.
January 11, 2013
HONG KONG--China's one-child policy has produced less trusting, less trustworthy and less competitive children compared to the generation born before the policy was introduced, ...
January 10, 2013
Even slowly shifting tectonic plates can cause major earthquakes, something seismologists have previously considered impossible, two scientists said.
January 10, 2013
Japanese researchers said they found almost no rejection of skin and bone marrow grown from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells when implanted into mice.
January 10, 2013
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture—Corals could become extinct in the waters around Japan within 60 years if carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise at their current rates, the...
January 05, 2013
OSAKA--Japanese scientists have discovered a new way to destroy the chemical thought to cause Alzheimer's disease.
January 01, 2013
Japanese scientists and engineers are trying to draw on nature’s elegance and simplicity to develop some of the toughest materials on the planet.
December 30, 2012
PASADENA, California--A comet blazing toward Earth could outshine the full moon when it passes by at the end of next year--if it survives its close encounter with the sun.
December 22, 2012
HONG KONG--The bat, a reservoir for viruses like Ebola, SARS and Nipah, has for decades stumped scientists trying to figure out how it is immune to many deadly bugs but a...