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56 articles published


Editorials Jul 18, 2019

The future draws closer

As a civilization, we must begin to grapple with the legal and ethical dimensions of direct interfaces between humans' brains and computers.

Japan jumps into the music stream

Music | Sound Off Jul 18, 2019

Japan jumps into the music stream

by Patrick St. Michel

The biggest moment for streaming music in Japan this year came via a handwritten letter. In late June, Kenta Matsumoto of pop-punk trio Wanima shared a note on Twitter announcing that his band's entire catalog would be uploaded to streaming music platforms like Spotify ...

Kakuryu holds onto slim lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 18, 2019

Kakuryu holds onto slim lead

Kakuryu maintained his one-win lead over Hakuho at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament after both yokozuna prevailed on Thursday. Five-time champion Kakuryu improved to a perfect 12-0 with a victory over No. 6 maegashira Chiyotairyu (6-6) on Day 12 at Dolphins Arena. Unbeaten in their 11 ...

Sumo 101: Tsukebito

Sumo Jul 18, 2019

Sumo 101: Tsukebito

by John Gunning

Sumo is a life built around the carrot and stick approach. The higher a rikishi rises up the rankings, the easier his life becomes. Changes are incremental and consist of things like better quality yukata, less chores, being allowed to own a cellphone, etc. The biggest jump ...