| Oct 25, 2014

Wakudoki

A heart-racing dance craze has been the rage since Toyota launched two music videos for an ad campaign in July that features techno-pop outfit World Order.

Subtle humor of haiku's cousin senryū is on a roll

| Oct 20, 2014

Subtle humor of haiku's cousin senryū is on a roll

by Mark Schreiber

“Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,” philosophizes the long-winded Polonius in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” That’s also a fitting description of senryū — a form of short poetry defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a three-line unrhymed Japanese poem structurally similar to haiku, but ...

| Oct 20, 2014

Earth's ozone layer on track to recover

There are signs that the Earth's protective ozone layer is recovering due to the regulation of ozone-damaging gases, according to a new report jointly released by the U.N. Environment Program and World Meteorological Organization on Sept. 10.