Oct 2, 2014

Cyanide fog marks winter's onset on Saturn moon Titan

A cyanide cloud formed over Titan’s south pole as the strange moon of Saturn entered its seven-year winter in 2009, astronomers reported on Wednesday. An enigma of the solar system, Titan is studded with lakes of liquid hydrocarbons and a choking nitrogen-methane atmosphere, according ...

Nov 1, 2013

Hokkaido asked to use 6% less electricity this winter

The government said Friday it wants households and companies in Hokkaido to cut electricity usage by more than 6 percent from the fiscal 2010 level to ride out another winter without nuclear power. It is the first time since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis ...