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Rocket blasts off for ISS carrying Olympic torch

Nov 7, 2013

Rocket blasts off for ISS carrying Olympic torch

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States bound for the International Space Station successfully lifted off on a rocket Thursday from a launch site in Kazakhstan. The 50-meter-high, three-stage rocket with the spacecraft carrying Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, 50, ...

Oct 18, 2013

Study raises A-bomb fallout exposure risks

A study by Hiroshima University researchers has shown that men who entered the city just after the 1945 atomic bombing face a greater chance of dying from cancer than those who came three days later. The findings suggest that human health may be impaired ...

Sep 23, 2013

Team finds leukemia genes in Down kids

Genes causing a type of leukemia that mainly strikes children with Down syndrome have been discovered by a team of Japanese researchers including Hirosaki University professor Etsuro Ito. The finding, published in Sunday’s edition of U.S. science journal Nature Genetics, may help to develop ...