science

Colorful smoke-like clouds over Kyushu delight and frighten residents

In less tumultuous times, more people might have enjoyed the display.

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Japanese TV show about draining ponds becomes surprise hit with viewers

People are hooked on the secret discoveries being made beneath the waters.

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Glass that can completely heal itself after breaking developed by University of Tokyo

New material may be a boon to both butterfingers and the chronically enraged alike.

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Japanese high school student prodigy ends up becoming a truck driver to make ends meet

No matter how accomplished students are in science, it seems Japan doesn’t have the resources to tap into their full potential.

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Suntory explains the simple science behind how it makes its amazing clear tea beverages【Video】

Video demonstration released to celebrate the launch of new Transparent Black Tea.

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Japanese research team set to redefine the kilogram for the first time in 130 years

This weighty physics revolution might just change the way you look at numbers.

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Japanese researchers create chickens that lay eggs containing valuable medicine

Forget golden eggs, the ones these hens lay are worth more than their weight in gold.

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Discrimination fears lead Japanese genetics society to replace words for dominant, recessive gene

But a potential problem is lurking in its proposed revision.

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Space gets sexy as Japanese Twitter users see solar eclipse as shapely woman’s thighs【Photos】

To some, the celestial bodies look more like a sexy body in hot pants and panties.

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Japanese book teaching kids to reenact YouTube videos gets more hate on Twitter than it deserves

Educational book’s value is getting buried under all the grumbling about kids these days.

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Startling video from Japan shows beheaded fish’s body is not ready to rest in peace yet【Video】

Skipped step in the food prep process leaves fish looking shockingly alive.

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Japanese Youtuber creates real-life, tile-shattering rocket punch[Video]

With just a bit of focused air, some tiles, and a mannequin, you too can enjoy the experience of a real life rocket punch.

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Japanese company builds elevator so fast it could “carry you to Mt. Fuji’s peak in three minutes”

But the elevator won’t be operating in Japan.

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The top 20 places to visit in Tokyo, as chosen by travelers

From elegant gardens to stoic shrines and museums of fine art, Tokyo is full of places to stimulate the mind, soothe the soul, and please the senses.

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Japanese researchers redesign electric car to go farther than ever before on a single charge

The Wireless IWM Unit 2 turns a flaw of a electric vehicles into a strength, opening a world of possibilities.

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Japanese professor develops device to allow cars to cleanly run on hydrogen from ammonia

The Plasma Membrane Reactor can take a jug of ammonia and convert it into pure hydrogen cleanly and cheaply to power anything from portable generators to cars.

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Japanese kid says shadows move because the earth rotates, teacher tells him he’s incorrect

Third-grader who’s too smart for his own good gets science test question wrong for very dumb reason.

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Japanese Star Wars fan builds amazing levitating Millennium Falcon model【Video】

No strings or CG here; it’s all science and craftsmanship.

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Eating ice cream at breakfast boosts mental performance, Japanese researcher finds

Should a serving of cookies and cream be on your breakfast table?

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Scientific study from Japan proves ninja hand gestures sharpen the mind and reduce stress

Next time you’re feeling stressed, act like a ninja and perform these nine simple hand signals.

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