Feb 10, 2016

M6.4 temblor strikes off Chilean coast, USGS reports

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, centered 61 miles (98 km) southwest of Coquimbo, an area often shaken by earthquakes, was 20.5 miles (33 km) below the seabed. It struck at ...

Oct 6, 2015

Text of TPP accord ministerial statement

Following is the full text of a joint statement adopted on Monday at a ministerial meeting in Atlanta among Japan, the United States and 10 other countries to announce a broad accord in their Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations: We, the trade ministers of ...

Heed Democrats, change terms on trade pact, Clinton urges Obama

Jun 15, 2015

Heed Democrats, change terms on trade pact, Clinton urges Obama

White House hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton urged President Barack Obama on Sunday to listen to fellow Democrats in Congress and change the terms of a trans-Pacific trade deal. The Republican-run House of Representatives refused on Friday to give Obama fast-track authority to negotiate it ...

Dōmo arigatō, giant robotto

Aug 15, 2013

Dōmo arigatō, giant robotto


My name is Matt, and I have a problem: I’m a grown man who thinks way too much about giant robots. Actually, I’m just kidding — it isn’t a problem at all. Japanese robots literally changed the course of my life. Without robot anime, ...