Tag - science



WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 23, 2019
Trump's EPA chief vows to listen to scientists — sometimes
President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency is promising to do a better job heeding the advice of its own scientific advisers — but only to a point.
Japan Times
Apr 4, 2019
The creative edge that comes with ADHD
The more we hunker down and focus, the more creative thought flutters out of reach.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 2, 2019
Russian physics Nobel Prize winner Zhores Alferov dies aged 88
Zhores Alferov, the 2000 Noble Prize winner in physics and a member of the Russian parliament, has died aged 88 in St. Petersburg, the Russian Communist Party said Saturday.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2019
Big teams rarely come up with innovations
Innovations are more likely to arise from lone researchers or very small groups.
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2019
Competitive culture brings out the worst in scientists
A Chinese researcher wanted to be a pioneer so badly that he ignored ethical boundaries; others think a Nobel is a license to rant
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 8, 2019
Scientists protest conference speakers' 'Made in India' claims and trashing of Newton, Einstein and Hawking
Indian scientists have protested about claims made at a local science conference that rubbish the work of some of the world's greatest physicists and suggest modern breakthroughs such as in-vitro fertilization were in fact invented in ancient India.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 13, 2018
Japanese winner of L'Oreal-UNESCO award for female scientists looks to reshape materials research
From a young age, Dr. Yukiko Ogawa knew she wanted to become a scientist. Growing up in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, she would spend hours after school creating objects in her bedroom. It was this curiosity and early ingenuity when it came to designing novel things that led Ogawa to where she is today.
Nov 30, 2018
Japanese government may set up ¥100 billion fund for ambitious scientific research
The government is considering setting up a fund worth around ¥100 billion to finance scientific research that aims to achieve ambitious results, according to sources with knowledge of the plans.
Nov 29, 2018
Dangerous science in China
Gene editing may be inevitable, but this is not the way to do science.
Nov 22, 2018
Low-level radioactive waste stored at Tokai research facility near Tokyo may leak, agency says
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that some of the low-level radioactive waste stored underground at a facility near Tokyo may leak from its containers due to inadequate disposal procedures.
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2018
Tokyo researchers’ Paper Digest makes academic jargon a cinch
They come from very different worlds, yet have remarkably similar tales to tell. One hails from Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, while the other was brought up in the shadows of the Merendon mountains in the Sula Valley of northwestern Honduras.
Japan Times
Oct 7, 2018
Teikyo University seeks to take development of athletes to next level
Over the last two decades, the Japanese sports world has taken significant steps forward in aspects of athlete development such as nutrition, sports medicine and improved training methods.
Oct 2, 2018
Nobel Prize underlines value of basic research
The Nobel Prize won by Tasuku Honjo should serve as a catalyst for improving the nation's policy for scientific research.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 30, 2018
No kidding: Goats prefer to interact with happy faces
oats shown happy and angry human faces prefer the happy ones, according to research published by a team of life scientists from Britain, Germany and Brazil.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2018
There's a story for every taste in 'Speculative Japan 4'
'Speculative Japan 4' is the latest in Kumamoto-based Kurodahan Press' mission to bring the best of Japanese science fiction and fantasy to the English-speaking world.
Sep 12, 2018
Nippon Sport Science University fires ekiden director over violence against students
Nippon Sport Science University announced Wednesday it had dismissed the director of its ekiden road relay team over power harassment and violence against its members, the latest in a string of scandals that have rocked the country’s sporting world.
Japan Times
Aug 27, 2018
Japan to nurture young scientists by integrating high school, university education programs: sources
Plans are afoot to help talented Japanese math and science students grow into leading researchers by integrating some of the nation's high school and university programs from the next academic year, sources said Monday.
Aug 18, 2018
Workplace programs correlate with wellness
But correlation is not causation. New data show that healthy people take part, and unhealthy people don't.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2018
Carcass that washed ashore on Japan beach confirmed to be of blue whale
The carcass of a 10-meter-long whale that washed ashore on a beach in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, last Sunday has been confirmed to be a blue whale — the largest known animal to have lived on Earth.
Japan Times
Jul 28, 2018
Can dolphins teach humans how to come up for air?
A look at new dolphin research may help Japanese pearl and seafood divers and other free divers learn more about countering decompression sickness.


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