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Unlocking Japan's geothermal energy potential

Environment Mar 9, 2019

Unlocking Japan's geothermal energy potential

by Steve McClure

How Japan can meet its future energy needs is not necessarily something you think about while enjoying a nice long soak in a hot-spring bath. But the hot water you're soaking in is part of the solution, say advocates of geothermal power. Renewable energy sources such ...

'Simpsons' creators drop classic episode featuring Michael Jackson

Entertainment News Mar 9, 2019

'Simpsons' creators drop classic episode featuring Michael Jackson

The creators of "The Simpsons" have shelved one of the animated series' classic episodes because it features Michael Jackson's voice, the show's executive producer told The Wall Street Journal Friday. Simpsons producers made the unanimous decision after viewing the bombshell documentary "Leaving Neverland," which revives ...

Blues hold off Sunwolves

Rugby Mar 9, 2019

Blues hold off Sunwolves

An undisciplined performance by the Sunwolves saw them fail in their bid to make it two straight wins in New Zealand on Saturday as the Japanese Super Rugby franchise fell 28-20 to the Blues at QBE Stadium in Albany, north of Auckland. Without the forward ...

Shohei Ohtani begins throwing again

Baseball / MLB Mar 9, 2019

Shohei Ohtani begins throwing again

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani resumed throwing Friday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in October. The 24-year-old made 60 throws — 20 tosses at 6 meters, 30 working back to 12 meters and 10 during a cooling-down period at the ...

Tomoki Hiwatashi wins world junior title

Figure Skating Mar 9, 2019

Tomoki Hiwatashi wins world junior title

Tomoki Hiwatashi, an American teen born to Japanese parents in the United States, won the world junior championships in Croatia on Friday night. Hiwatashi, who hails from Hoffman Estates, Illinois, moved up from second place after the short program to claim the gold medal with ...