Buildings wrecked on 3/11 proposed as disaster memorials

Dec 19, 2014

Buildings wrecked on 3/11 proposed as disaster memorials

An advisory panel to the Miyagi Prefectural Government said Thursday it will recommend that four facilities wrecked in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami be preserved as memorials of the tragedy. The buildings include the three-story disaster headquarters in the town of Minamisanriku, where ...

Arts community puts Mineral Point on map

Aug 9, 2014

Arts community puts Mineral Point on map

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This tiny town is a charming place where old stone buildings hug the hills, and artists’ galleries, pottery studios and antique shops line the streets. Whimsical free libraries — handcrafted miniature houses that look like birdhouses filled with books — are tucked into street ...

Aug 28, 2013

Scientists open animal sperm bank

Japanese scientists launch a sperm bank for endangered animals that uses freeze-drying technology they hope could one day help humans re-create animal populations on other planets.