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Japanese woman shatters culture of silence to pursue high-profile TV journalist accused of raping her

It was a spring Friday night when one of Japan’s best-known television journalists invited Shiori Ito out for a drink. Her internship at a news …

Japanese companies begin to buckle as Abe pressures them to raise wages

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Inc is running out of excuses in the face of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s calls for wage rises of 3 percent or more.<p>FILE PHOTO: A man walks past Hitachi's booth at CEATEC JAPAN 2012 electronics show in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Japan October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File …

Economy

GaijinPot’s Top 10 Japan Destinations in 2017

GaijinPot’s travel site, GaijinPot Travel, has gained readers steadily since its inception in 2016. The site continues to gain traction and as the …

The Genius Little Secret to No-Fry, Crispy Buffalo Wings

People have done some truly obsessive things—unnecessarily, as it turns out—in the name of creating the perfect Buffalo wing.<p>Our most dedicated wing scientists have not just deep-fried, but twice-baked, steamed then roasted, fried then baked, and brined then poached <i>then</i> fried. We even got in on it …

‘We are probably not alone’: NASA finds 10 more Earth-like planets

Ten new planets that could sustain life have just been discovered outside our solar system, NASA announced Monday.<p>The newfound planets are the size …

Planetary Habitability

What Is A Singularity?

Ever since scientists first discovered the existence of black holes in our universe, we have all wondered: what could possibly exist beyond the veil …

US rejects China’s proposal to halt North Korea nuclear weapons

Washington has rejected China’s proposal that North Korea could halt its nuclear weapons programme if the United States and South Korea suspended military activities in the region.<p>US State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner said it was like comparing “apples and oranges”, but admitted that …

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Good news for Netflix users - you can use hidden codes to make searching the extensive streaming site easier.<p>It seems not all content appears when …

From leafy greens to oily fish: The foods that will help you live to grand old age of 100

A Mediterranean diet isn’t the only secret to ­living a longer life.<p>Eating red hot chilli peppers could help you live longer and prevent a stroke or …

Cherry blossoms and a climb up Mt. Fuji on this tour of Japan

Explore Japan during its most colorful season on 11-day tours in March that will take you to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Himeji and Osaka.<p>Highlights of the new Wendy Wu Tours trips include a chance to climb Mt. Fuji, stroll the classical landscapes of the Hamarikyu Gardens, explore …

Oh, You Didn't Hear? NASA Dropped the Hottest Mixtape of 2016

While you were busy celebrating the holidays, NASA dropped the hottest mixtape of 2016. The Goddard Space Flight Center—where engineers and …

Space Travel

Humanoid robot Pepper is amusing, but is it practical?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While merrily chirping, dancing and posing for selfies, a robot named Pepper looks like another expensive toy at a San Francisco …

7 Simple Rules for Getting Lean in 2017

Seven rules so you can follow through on that resolution.<p>For 2017, over half of Americans will make New Year's resolutions to do things like lose weight, get fit, and eat healthier. But how many actually make it past January 17? The brutal truth is only eight percent will achieve their goals, which …

Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of …

Have smartphone, will travel: How far can you get with just passport, wallet and phone?

Sure, you know your mobile phone is essential, but exactly how much can you rely on it?<p>A few days ago in Japan, Google threw down a gauntlet: how far …

Japan's New Close-Up Photos of the Moon's Surface Are Breathtaking

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA (a.k.a Japan’s NASA), recently released all of the data from its Kayuga spacecraft—named after a …

Space Exploration

Toyota Made a Robot Baby to Help Japanese Women Feel Maternal

Toyota on Monday unveiled a doe-eyed palm-sized robot, dubbed Kirobo Mini, designed as a synthetic baby companion in Japan, where plummeting birth rates have left many women childless.<p>Toyota's non-automotive venture aims to tap a demographic trend that has put Japan at the forefront of aging among …

Here’s How to Make the Best Weed Cupcakes

For the latest episode of <i>Bong Appetit</i> from VICE and their MUNCHIES food channel, Abdullah takes a trip to Washington’s Vashon Island in hopes of …

Cannabis

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Women Live Longer When Surrounded by Nature, According to Science

You might want to make that dream of living in the woods a reality ASAP.<p>According to a new study published in <i>Environmental Health Perspectives</i>, American women who live in homes surrounded by more vegetation have significantly lower mortality rates than women who live in areas with less …

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CERN Scientists Under Investigation After Fake Human Sacrifice

Fortunately their science does not actually involve ritual murder.<p>CERN is primarily known for its Large Hadron Collider, which discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. But recently, a video has been circulating that paints the facility in a more ominous light.<p>The video appears to show some kind of …

De La Soul and Snoop Dogg will guest on the new Gorillaz album

De La Soul say Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's album is sounding ‘amazing’<p>De La Soul have announced that they and Snoop Dogg will feature on the new …

This Is What Earth Will Look Like in 100 Years

If we're lucky.<p>At this point, you're probably fully aware of how hot it is. But in case you're unaware: It's really, really hot.<p>In fact, 2016 is …

US: North Korea shrinks warning time for nuclear attack on America

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US government is increasingly concerned that advances in North Korea's weapons program have dramatically decreased the warning time for a nuclear attack on America or its allies, according to US officials.<p>The regime's aggressive testing of medium- and long-range missiles -- …

North Korea

Want to Live Longer? Science Says Eat This.

Researchers have known for years that it's a powerful weapon in the battle for good health, but a new study shows that it could also help you slow the clock on aging. Start stocking up.<p>If you've never downed some pomegranate juice or thrown some pomegranate seeds on top of a salad, you just might …

Nutrition

Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction

VENICE BEACH, Calif. — Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on their own and anticipate our needs before we ask.<p>What’s uncommon is how Johnson wants to respond: find a way to supercharge the …

Trial to extend life of dogs shows 'significant improvements' in heart health, say scientists

A trial to see if it was possible to extend the lifespan of pet dogs has shown significant improvements in heart health.<p>Evolutionary geneticists at the University of Washington in the US, have been conducting phase 1 trials to see if the anti-rejection medicine rapamycin could ward off death.<p>The …

Life after death ‘confirmed’ by scientists

DEATH is an inevitable consequence of life, but scientists believe they may have found some light at the end of the tunnel.

Of Psychopaths and Presidential Candidates

Election 2016 has turned out to be a veritable field day for armchair psychologists—and some professionals, too. This is largely thanks to the …

Psychology