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Science Professor Reportedly Admits to Making MDMA With His Students Because What the Hell

A pharmaceutical science professor in Japan allegedly taught his students how to make the illegal drug MDMA, and claimed it was important for their education.Read more...
Tags: Mdma, Drugs, Japan, Breaking Bad


A Living 'Balloon on a String' Discovered in the Deepest Part of the Indian Ocean

The depths of the Indian Ocean are home to some bizarre creatures -- including one that looks like a balloon on a string.Explorers captured a video of this gelatinous creature in a recent dive to the Java Trench, the bottommost part of the Indian Ocean. This dive was one of many in the Five Deeps Expedition, during which the crew aimed to reach the deepest part of all five of the world's oceans."We were just watching the video back and saw the thing come out of the darkness," said Alan Jamie...


Report: Nintendo's Got a Cheaper, Smaller Nintendo Switch Coming This Fall

As someone who’s obsessed with portable gaming, on paper, the Switch seems like the perfect console for me. But I actually find it a little too big to leave the house with, so I’m optimistic about a report from Japan’s Nikkei newspaper which claims a couple of new Switch consoles are en route, including a smaller,…Read more...
Tags: Nintendo, Switch, Gaming, Video Games, Nikkei, Gadgets, Tech, Consumer Tech, Rumors


ABB seeks new chief executive after Spiesshofer's surprise departure

ABB Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer has quit the Swiss engineering group in a surprise move for a company which is in the midst of a strategic overhaul to focus more on digital industries. Chairman Peter Voser will take charge at ABB, which is selling its Power Grids business to Japan's Hitachi in an $11 billion deal and seeking to become more of an industrial automation company. Spiesshofer agreed with the board to step down from the post he has held for the last five and half years and a ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Hitachi, Abb, Peter Voser, Ulrich Spiesshofer, Spiesshofer


Measles outbreak: Man infects 39 people after travelling from New York to Michigan

Last month, a traveller raising money for charity in Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community drove through the night to Detroit \- his next fundraising stop. He felt sick en route and saw a doctor when he got there. But the doctor, who had never seen measles, misdiagnosed the man's fever and cough as bronchitis.Over the next two weeks, the traveller would become Michigan's Patient Zero, spreading the highly contagious respiratory virus to 39 people as he stayed in private homes, a...
Tags: Japan, New York, Science, Minnesota, Maryland, Cdc, France, New York City, Israel, Brooklyn, United States, Connecticut, New Jersey, Italy, MMR, Ohio


Nuclear Fuel Rod Removed From Stricken Fukushima Reactor for the First Time

Engineers in Japan reached an important milestone today, as they began removing fuel rods from one of three reactors that experienced meltdowns in 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Fukushima, Radiation, Nuclear Disasters, Nuclear Power Plants, Fukushima disaster, Fuel Rods, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Read


BOTZ ETF Very Well May Be Your Best Artificial Intelligence Play

The Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Thematic ETF (NASDAQ:BOTZ), which started trading in Sep. 2016, is one of the most widely followed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that specialize in a niche market. If you want to get in on the AI boom, BOTZ ETF might be your easiest entry point.Source: Shutterstock The robotics and AI industry is expected to grow in double digits in the next decade. Analysts expect global AI revenues to grow "$3.2 billion in 2016 to an expected $ 89.85 billion by 20...
Tags: Japan, Science, Switzerland, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, InvestorPlace, BOTZ, Keyence Corp, Tezcan Gecgil


Fukushima operator begins milestone task of removing nuclear fuel rods from damaged reactor

Operators of Japan’s nuclear power plant in Fukushima have started the milestone task of removing fuel from the first of three reactors that melted down during the 2011 disaster. The process is a critical step in the decades-long decommissioning process to ensure the plant is not vulnerable to further nuclear accidents if hit by another major quake and tsunami. It is the first time operators Tokyo Electric Power Co. have removed fuel from any of the three reactors that went into meltdown at Fuku...
Tags: Japan, Science, Shinzo Abe, Fukushima, Fukushima Daiichi, Abe, Asahi, OKUMA, Tokyo Electric Power Co, Tepco, Akira Ono


Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011. The delicate operation represents the first time the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has pulled out fuel from inside a highly contaminated building containing the melted-down reactor, and comes four years behind schedule. Due to high radiation levels, technicians used remote-controlled equipment to haul fuel from a "storage poo...
Tags: Japan, Science, Tokyo Electric Power Co TEPCO


Cell-type specific mechanism for formation and retrieval of cocaine-associated memories

A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University has revealed neuronal mechanisms underlying the formation and retrieval of cocaine use-associated memories. Their research sheds light on how drug addiction develops and reveals pathways that can be exploited for the development of strategies to treat cocaine addiction.
Tags: Japan, Science, Kanazawa University


Ecuador Arrests Digital Privacy Activist and Programmer for 'Collaborating' with WikiLeaks

Police in Ecuador have arrested Swedish programmer and digital privacy activist Ola Bini for allegedly trying to destabilize the Ecuadorian government by “collaborating” with WikiLeaks. Bini was arrested at Quito Airport in Ecuador on his way to Japan.Read more...
Tags: Security, Japan, Science, London, Privacy, Hacking, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Donald Trump, Chelsea Manning, Ruby on Rails, President Trump, Lenín Moreno, Quito Airport, Ola Bini


Japanese Teen Suspected of Making Yellowcake Uranium Maybe Just Really Into Chemistry, Police Say

Tokyo law enforcement suspect a 16-year-old boy traded online uranium and processed it into uranium ore, also known as yellowcake. But rather than trying to facilitate the creation of nuclear weapons, he may have just been really into chemistry.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Explosives, Tokyo, Online Auctions, Uranium


After a 600% Rally, 'King of Deals' Prepares for Post-Smartphone Future

In 2015, the head of Japan’s Minebea Mitsumi Inc. was on a bullet train heading to a city northwest of Tokyo when he realized the chief of a potential acquisition target was onboard. “We grabbed the 6A and 6B seats and hashed it out on our way to Karuizawa,” Kainuma said during an interview at the company’s Tokyo headquarters. Three months later, he closed the purchase of Nintendo Co. supplier Mitsumi Electric Co., leading to a surge in profits when the Switch console was introduced.
Tags: Japan, Science, Tokyo, Karuizawa, Nintendo Co, Minebea Mitsumi Inc, Kainuma, Mitsumi Electric Co


Bright spot analysis for photodynamic diagnosis of brain tumors using confocal microscopy

A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University have found that bright spot areas have generally lower fluorescence in brain tumors than in normal tissues in images captured by irradiation with a 405 nm wavelength laser and 544.5-619.5 nm band-pass filter. This may facilitate discrimination of glioblastoma with or without 5-aminolevulinic acid fluorescence and could be applicable to other tumors.
Tags: Japan, Science, Kanazawa University


Watch scientists unveil Event Horizon Telescope’s first image of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole

WASHINGTON — Scientists are sharing the first pictures to show the immediate surroundings of a supermassive black hole, captured by a network of radio telescopes that adds up to what could be considered the world’s widest observatory. First results from the project, known as the Event Horizon Telescope, are being unveiled at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT) Wednesday during a global wave of briefings. The National Science Foundation is providing streaming-video coverage of the big reveal here in Washington...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Washington, Tokyo, Brussels, National Science Foundation, National Press Club Scientists


NASA’s mission to ‘Touch the Sun’ just hit another major milestone

In 2018, NASA launched a mission to do something that scientists have never done before. The Parker Solar Probe mission is truly the first of its kind, venturing closer to our star than any spacecraft has ever dared, and it's already broken a number of records.Now, the spacecraft is continuing its incredible journey by completing its second close approach to the Sun, bringing it to the record-setting distance it achieved during its first pass. As NASA explains in a new blog post, scientists ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Nasa, Sun, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Parker Solar Probe, Nickalaus Pinkine


Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have quietly spread across the globe. The Centers for Disease Control…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Japan, New York, Science, Technology, Movies, Microsoft, Labor, Climate Change, Drugs


Additive in fried food and frozen fish makes flu worse, scientists say

An additive in many common foods may worsen people’s flu, scientists have found.The little-known antioxidant, which is found in products such as frozen meat \- especially fish – butter, fried food and crackers, suppresses the body’s immune response to infection, the experts say.The additive, tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), also known as E319, not only increases the severity of flu symptoms, but may also reduce the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, according to the US researchers.They believe ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, US, World Health Organization, Michigan State University, Freeborn, Robert Freeborn


Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Blasts Artificial Crater in Asteroid Ryugu's Surface

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has completed yet another intense mission: It used an explosive to blast a crater in the surface of the asteroid Ryugu. This success comes after the probe briefly touched down on the asteroid in February, firing a tantalum bullet into the surface in hopes of kicking up debris. Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Asteroids, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa2


Japan spacecraft drops explosive on asteroid to make crater

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's space agency said an explosive dropped Friday from its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully blasted the surface of an asteroid for the first time to form a crater and pave the way for the collection of underground samples for possible clues to the origin of the solar system.
Tags: Japan, Science, Ap, Tokyo


Japan’s asteroid probe just blew another hole in the space rock Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 asteroid probe has been in orbit around the space rock known as Ryugu for months now, and in February it attempted its most complicated maneuver yet. The spacecraft fired a projectile into the surface of the asteroid and snagged some samples which it will eventually attempt to deliver to Earth, but it mission was far from over.Now, less than two months later, Japan's space group JAXA has cleared the probe to attempt another sample-gathering maneuver, requiring that the ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Earth, JAXA, Ryugu


Japan space drops explosive on asteroid to make crater

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's space agency said an explosive dropped Friday from its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully blasted the surface of an asteroid for the first time to form a crater and pave the way for the collection of underground samples for possible clues to the origin of the solar system.
Tags: Japan, Science, Ap, Tokyo


Japan probe blasts asteroid, seeking clues to life's origins

A Japanese probe on Friday launched an explosive device at an asteroid, aiming to blast a crater in the surface and scoop up material that could shed light on how the solar system evolved. The explosive mission is the riskiest yet attempted by the Japanese space agency's Hayabusa2 probe that aims to reveal more about the origins of life on Earth. Hayabusa2 successfully released as scheduled the so-called "small carry-on impactor" -- a cone-shaped device capped with a copper bottom -- as the pr...
Tags: Japan, Science


Japanese spacecraft 'bombs' asteroid in scientific mission

Scientists hope samples from Hayabusa 2 will provide clues about origins of life on earthA Japanese spacecraft has “bombed” a speeding asteroid 187m (300m km) from earth in an attempt to retrieve material that could offer scientists new clues about the origins of life on earth.The Hayabusa 2 probe released the device – called a small carry-on impact – on Friday as it hovered 500 metres above the asteroid Ryugu, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa). Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Ryugu, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Jaxa Continue


A Japanese spacecraft just shot at an asteroid... to try and make a crater

Tell you what, it's certainly not everyday someone shoots at an asteroid.Japan's space agency, JAXA, tried to do just that with its Hayabusa-2 spacecraft, which was launched in 2014. It's been hanging out on asteroid called Ryugu since June 2018, where it's been studying the surface. SEE ALSO: Astronaut Anne McClain shares stunning moonset from the International Space StationA bit before midday Japan Standard Time (JST) on Friday, the spacecraft attempted to blast a new crater on...
Tags: Japan, Science, India, Nasa, Earth, Anne McClain, SCI, Hayabusa, Jim Bridenstine, Ryugu, Japan Standard Time JST


Japan space probe drops explosive on asteroid to make crater

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's space agency said its Hayabusa2 spacecraft released an explosive onto an asteroid to make a crater on its surface and collect underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar system.
Tags: Japan, Science, Ap, Tokyo


Japan probe sends 'impactor' to blast asteroid

A Japanese probe on Friday launched an explosive device at an asteroid, aiming to blast a crater in the surface and scoop up material that could shed light on how the solar system evolved. The explosive mission is the riskiest yet attempted by the Japanese space agency's Hayabusa2 probe that aims to reveal more about the origins of life on Earth. Hayabusa2 released the so-called "small carry-on impactor" -- a cone-shaped device capped with a copper bottom -- as scheduled, as the probe hovered ...
Tags: Japan, Science


Japan space probe drops explosive on asteroid to make crater

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s space agency says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft has released an explosive onto an asteroid to make a crater on its surface and collect underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar system. Friday’s mission is the riskiest for Hayabusa2, as it has to immediately get away so it […]
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Ap, Nation, Tokyo


Japan’s Hayabusa 2 probe is blasting a hole in an asteroid tonight (and that’s awesome)

It’s a big day for space: launches, tests, orbits, and now a distant probe is going to shoot an asteroid with its space gun and make a new crater to play in. It’s Hayabusa 2, Japan’s ambitious and so far highly successful sample return mission to an object called Ryugu. Launched in 2014, Hayabusa 2 has been in the region of Ryugu for several months, carrying out a series of investigations. It has four small landers on board, two of which it dropped off late last year, and which have been hopping...
Tags: TC, Space, Japan, Science, Tech, Asteroid, JAXA, Hayabusa, Ryugu, Hayabusa 2


Ddu-du you know? English is losing its grip as the language of pop | Caroline Sullivan

Monster hits by K-pop bands and Spanish-speaking rappers show it’s not necessary to sing in English to conquer the worldA band has attained a certain stature when its “world tour” consists of an imperial sweep through four continents, with just half a dozen concerts in each. The South Korea-based girl group Blackpink are currently midway through just such a jaunt – next month, they arrive in Europe to play six dates (London and Manchester included).Remarkably, this high-visibility procession is ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Music, Japan, Science, London, Rap, Asia Pacific, Pop and rock, Language, Manchester, Korea, K-pop, Caroline Sullivan



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