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One small shipment for the ISS, one giant leap for distillers

Spirits arrived at the International Space Station on Monday. Not the ghostly ones, but the kind you drink — distilled spirits. The six astronauts won’t be sneaking a sip. It’s all for science. A Japanese company known for its whisky and other alcoholic beverages included five types of distilled spirits ...

Aug 26, 2015

Passive smoking triples men's gum disease risk: survey

Passive smoking raises the risk of periodontal disease for nonsmoking men by about 3.1 to 3.6 times, compared with men in smoke-free environments, according to a survey by Japanese researchers. A research team led by the National Cancer Center and Tokyo Medical and Dental ...

Aug 14, 2015

Japanese, U.S. universities decode octopus genome

A team of researchers from a Japanese university and two U.S. universities have sequenced and analyzed the genome of an octopus species, according to their article on Thursday’s edition of the British journal Nature. The three universities are Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology ...