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SCIENCE

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PARALYMPICS
Jun 26, 2018
Nippon Foundation invests in high school, university Paralympic athletes
The 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo will not only be a significant event for Olympic-caliber athletes in Japan, but it will also provide an opportunity to motivate Paralympic sport athletes.
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JAPAN / Science & Health / NATURAL SELECTIONS
Jun 22, 2018
Baobabs a wake-up call for action on climate change
The decline of the baobab, a tree whose longevity has astounded many, is an indication that more needs to be done to prevent climate change.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2018
Scientists map genetic codes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria
Scientists seeking new ways to fight drug-resistant superbugs have mapped the genomes of more than 3,000 bacteria, including samples of a bug taken from Alexander Fleming's nose and a dysentery-causing strain from a World War One soldier.
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COMMENTARY / World
May 29, 2018
How scientists succumb to corruption and cook results
It starts with a dash of temptation. Stir in some rationalization and deception. The final and key ingredient is: stupid systems with perverse incentives.
EDITORIALS
May 22, 2018
Review problems in science and technology policy
The state of science and technology research today could negatively impact Japan's future presence in the field.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
May 16, 2018
Japan OKs first clinical study of iPS cell-based heart treatment
The world's first clinical study for treating heart failure with so-called iPS cells could start in Japan in the coming months after the health ministry approved a plan by Osaka University.
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COMMENTARY / World
Apr 23, 2018
Even in nature, there are perils in sexual inequality
New research suggests major sex differences can be hazardous to a species's health.
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COMMENTARY / World
Apr 3, 2018
Protein engineering may be science's future
Some scientists think designing new proteins could become as significant as tweaking DNA.
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COMMENTARY / World
Mar 19, 2018
Stephen Hawking and the unconstrained mind
The British physicist's work may have been esoteric, but his life helped shape how we see the world.
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COMMENTARY / World
Mar 18, 2018
Stephen Hawking taught us it was right to be wrong
By making bets he was happy to lose, the English physicist showed that science progressed with each mistake.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Mar 10, 2018
An odyssey from brain scientist to creative mind
Satoki Nagata, a neuroscientist-turned-photographer captures the fleeting nature of life experiences in Chicago
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CULTURE / Art
Jan 28, 2018
Minakata: Japan's pioneer of ecology
In an old black-and-white photograph on show at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Minakata Kumagusu — with a shaved head and dressed only in a waistcloth — stands by a huge tree, arms crossed in seeming defiance. He could easily be a lumberjack or a rural monk whose life of seclusion has been momentarily disturbed by the photographer. It's hard to imagine that the sharp-eyed, almost wild-looking man was, in fact, an acclaimed academic of natural science and humanities.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 27, 2018
Why scientists solve harder problems first
We've found thousands of distant planets, but not a cure for the common cold. What gives?
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COMMENTARY / World
Jan 22, 2018
China turning into a scientific superpower
China is rapidly gaining in the global race for knowledge.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 30, 2017
Benjamin Franklin's guide to spotting quacks
Benjamin Franklin's classic test of 'mesmerism' was an early win for experimental psychology.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 12, 2017
How not to get fooled by the world's randomness
There's a common thread to the dubious claims and irreproducible results that have plagued some fields of science — illusory patterns in the randomness of our world.
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CULTURE / Books
Dec 2, 2017
Eli K. P. William's dystopian 'The Naked World' is not a tale for technophobes
It's been a banner year for science-fiction films. In October, cinema fans flocked to see Harrison Ford in "Blade Runner 2049." And "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," featuring Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher, premiers in the U.S. on Dec. 15.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 26, 2017
Venture behind worm cancer-screening method raises ¥30 million from Shinkin Capital
Hirotsu Bio Science, a medical venture developing a cancer screening tool using nematodes, has secured ¥30 million in funding from Shinkin Capital Co. to accelerate growth in overseas markets, the firm announced Thursday.
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CULTURE / Art
Oct 8, 2017
Drawing on Japan's flowers of the flock
Masumi Yamanaka, curator of 'Flora Japonica,' an exhibition of 80 taxonomically correct illustrations of Japanese plants, talks about the dedication that drives botanical art.
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Reference / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Oct 8, 2017
Biologist harnesses power of tiny worms in project that could reshape way cancer is screened and treated
Call it worm power.

Longform

Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on