Researcher soars to second most popular job for Japanese boys

National Jan 6, 2017

Researcher soars to second most popular job for Japanese boys

Researcher is now the second most popular job among Japanese boys, a nationwide survey of 1,100 elementary school and preschool children said Friday. Soccer player remained the top job for the seventh consecutive year, followed by police officer or detective, according to the annual survey ...

National / Science & Health Dec 26, 2015

Riken team eyes naming rights to element 113 in January

An international body of chemistry and physics is set to announce in late January whether a Japanese or joint U.S.-Russian team will be handed the naming rights for atomic element 113, a new synthetic provisionally named ununtrium, Japanese scientists said Saturday. The U.S.-Russia team first ...

World / Science & Health Dec 9, 2014

Scientists find brain mechanism behind glucose greed

British scientists have found a brain mechanism they think may drive our desire for glucose-rich food and say the discovery could one day lead to better treatments for obesity. In experiments using rats, researchers at Imperial College London found a mechanism that appears to sense ...

World / Science & Health Sep 4, 2014

New map shows Milky Way lives in Laniakea galaxy complex

The Milky Way galaxy resides on the outskirts of a massive, previously unknown galaxy super-cluster scientists have named Laniakea, from Hawaiian words for "immeasurable heaven." The discovery, reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature, stems from a new mapping technique that combines not ...