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West Coast tsunami dock from Aomori

Jan 19, 2013

West Coast tsunami dock from Aomori

A 19-meter-long dock that washed up on the coast of Washington last month is tsunami debris from Aomori Prefecture, state authorities confirmed Thursday. The dock was spotted by helicopter on a rugged beach within Olympic National Park on Dec. 18 after the crew of ...

China hype: Hatoyama's war regrets

Jan 19, 2013

China hype: Hatoyama's war regrets

China’s state-run media on Friday seized on an apology by former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama during a visit to a wartime atrocity memorial, amid tense relations between the two countries. Hatoyama is no longer a member of the Diet, and the party he was ...

Ancient critter could be the granddaddy of shellfish

Jan 19, 2013

Ancient critter could be the granddaddy of shellfish

A weird marine creature that lived 500 million years ago at a time of explosive growth in Earth’s biodiversity could be a forerunner of worms and mollusks, a study published Thursday says. Paleontologists from both China and Europe have taken a second look at ...

Why spider's silk is becoming man's best friend

Jan 19, 2013

Why spider's silk is becoming man's best friend

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Up on the roof of professor Fritz Vollrath’s lab in the zoology department at Oxford University, there is a makeshift greenhouse in which he nurtures his favorite golden orb web spiders. Walking into the greenhouse is a little like finding yourself inside one of ...

Harumafuji moves ahead of pack

Jan 19, 2013

Harumafuji moves ahead of pack

Harumafuji outmuscled Shohozan to take sole possession of the lead on the sixth day of action Friday at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. The Mongolian yokozuna showed nifty footwork and forced out the komusubi (1-5) to move one win clear of the field ...