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Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Jun 22, 2018

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness. In temperatures of minus 22 degrees Celsius (minus 7.6 degrees Fahrenheit), staff at Australia's Casey ...

Researcher soars to second most popular job for Japanese boys

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 ...

/ 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 ...