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Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

The Nasa team keeping tabs on intergalactic death rays

A space mission tracking the most violent explosions in the Universe has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Richard Hollingham discovers how Swift has changed our view of the cosmos.<p>You do not want to get in the way of a gamma ray burst.<p>“They’re the most luminous, high energy explosions that …

Universe

Dolby has a better vision for the future of TV

While the company’s noise reduction and surround sound technologies have become mainstays, Dolby entered a new era in 2012. That’s when it announced Dolby Atmos, a total rethink of the way movie sound was mixed and played back in theaters. It gave filmmakers the ability to put sound anywhere they …

Mobile Devices

Bravely Second Producer Jokes About Localization

<b>By Sato</b> . January 9, 2015 . 5:52am<p>Square Enix shared the latest information on <i>Bravely Second</i> in a special livestream courtesy <i>Dengeki,</i> where we got a …

Crunchyroll to Stream Gourmet Girl Graffiti TV Anime

Shaft-animated series about cooking and eating to premiered on Thursday in Japan<p>Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the Gourmet …

Top 10 Anime Cliches That Are Completely Annoying

Talking about anime, it probably doesn’t need to rely on the particular tropes and clichés more than any other media or genre, but man, it feels like …

Fast Retailing Profit Beats Estimates as Uniqlo Sales Surge

Fast Retailing Co. reported profit rose 64 percent in the fiscal first quarter, beating estimates as Asia’s largest clothing retailer sold more of …

Tourists Cross a Cartoon Divide at Kyoto Manga Museum

With the Academy Award nominations for the films of 2014 about to be revealed, now is the time to go back to the 2013 near-win of <i>The Wind Rises</i>, the latest and probably last project of Japanese film director, artist and animator, Hayao Miyazaki.<p>The animated story of aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi …

If Call Of Duty Was Made With Anime Memes

While <i>Call of Duty</i> does have a hardcore following here in Japan, the game isn't nearly as big as it is in the West. Well, here's one way to change …

Call of Duty

Christians in Kyushu: A History

In 1543 the first Europeans arrived in Japan. Two (maybe three) Portuguese merchants aboard a Chinese ship were blown off course and forced to land …

New Ghost In The Shell Anime Flick Announced for 2015

Earlier today, the <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> website announced that a new film is in the works.<p>No, this isn’t the Dreamworks flick.<p>An animated film, titled</i> …

Image Expo exclusive: Emi Lenox explores her Japanese heritage in Tadaima

Image Comics has already published two volumes of Emi Lenox’s personal journals as <i>Emitown</i> graphic novels, and their relationship continues this year …

Batmanga: Japan's 1960s parallel universe "New Look" Batman

In 2008, Chip Kidd blew my mind with his Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan, which collected lavish photos of merchandise and …

Batman

Is One Piece Sexist? Fan Tweet Arouse Controversy

<b>One Piece is the top-selling manga of all time, with over 350 million volumes sold in Japan alone.</b><p>What’s even more surprising are the readership …

Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics?

<b>Japan's comics and cartoons - known as manga and anime - are a huge cultural industry and famous around the world. But some are shocking, featuring children in sexually explicit scenarios. Why has Japan decided against banning this material?</b><p>It's a Sunday afternoon in Tokyo and Sunshine Creation is …