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The Most Controversial Horror Movies Ever

The horror genre is one of the most controversial storytelling styles in the world. The whole genre is based on the most terrible things that people …

Horror

Loner Study Reveals the Biological Reason Isolation Isn’t Always a Problem

Going it alone might help some species survive.<p>Most of us have been taught that a preference for being alone is a bit of a red flag, even if research …

Psychology

5 of Isao Takahata's Best Anime Films

From 'Grave of the Fireflies' to 'The Tale of Princess Kaguya,' celebrate one of animation's finest visionaries.<p>Film director Isao Takahata, who …

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

The Brain

Yu Yu Hakusho's New Animated Work to be Included on BD Box Set

Bandai previously released series on 3 BD boxsets in 2009-2010<p>Animation studio Pierrot's booth at the Jump Festa 2018 event this weekend revealed …

9 Reasons Why You Should Go to Japan’s Mie Prefecture

Ago Bay<p>First-time visitors to Japan undoubtedly have to go to Tokyo and Kyoto, but if you’re looking for somewhere a little quieter with fewer tourists, there are so many great options on the island nation. For starters, there’s scenic Hokkaido, the country’s northernmost main island, but if you …

Ketamine Relieved Suicidal Thoughts Within Hours in Hospital Study

When it comes to preventing suicide, true breakthroughs are hard to come by. The overall rate of suicide in the U.S. has increased since the turn of …

The History Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Japan’s Bad Ass Female Samurai

After being wounded in battle, Nakano Takeko had her sister decapitate her and bury her head under a pine tree so her enemies wouldn't take it as a …

Samurai

Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Smartphone Game Gets Worldwide Release

iOS/Android game to initially launch in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau<p>Sega announced on the "Sega Station" live streaming program on Tuesday that …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

Intimidated by Destiny 2’s Leviathan Raid? This guide will help you conquer it

The first raid in <i>Destiny 2</i>, Leviathan, is the toughest content the game has yet made available. The hours-long multi-stage battle requires a team of …

Massive New Gundam Store Opens This Weekend In Tokyo

This Saturday, an enormous new Gundam store will open its doors in Tokyo’s Odaiba. Called The Gundam Base Tokyo, the shop will have over 2,000 types …

How to access and use Sonic Mania’s debug mode

It’s like Mario Maker with Sonic<p><i>Sonic Mania</i> lets you have a lot of fun with the game, even before you gain access to many of the unlockable extras. Right from the beginning, you can access every level and a debug menu that will seriously let you get weird with the game.<p>The debug mode enables full …

Boys' love manga categorized into more than 30 sub-genres at mainstream Tokyo bookstore

Perfect for all those parents looking for just the right gift for their fujoshi daughters.<p>Boys’ love, the genre of manga/anime where beautiful boys… …

How To Farm EXP Tickets In Splatoon 2 [Update]

Your first few levels in <i>Splatoon 2</i> will fly by, but soon enough you’ll be slowly crawling toward your next rank and weapon unlock. Fortunately, …

Why The Internet Is Going Crazy Over This Mattress

Casper is only three years old and has already developed a cult following — notorious for disrupting the $14 billion mattress industry and completely …

Is Dark Matter Made of Black Holes?

More than a billion years ago two black holes in the distant universe spiraled around each other in a deathly dance until they merged. This spiraling …

The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural

When it comes to the physical Universe, we fully expect things obeying the same fundamental laws to unfold in similar fashions, and to be comparable to one another today. By the same token, if they obey vastly different rules, we expect them to be different from one another today. If aspects of the …

Physics

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Sleep disorders may predict Alzheimer's disease

Sleeplessness may cause a variety of health problems, some of which include cognitive dysfunction and diabetes. New research suggests that …

Scientists Map the Receptor That Makes Weed Work

Add marijuana to humans, and you get some fairly predictable results: euphoria, hunger, introspection, anxiety, and a whole panoply of other effects. …

Cannabis

Pretend to be a Phantom Thief with this Persona 5 messaging app

Free on Android<p>If you find yourself missing your time spent as a magical Phantom Thief in the sprawling RPG <i>Persona 5</i>, this new Android app helps inject a little of the game’s style into your daily life.<p>It replaces the stock Android messaging app with something that’s functionally nearly the same, …

Buddhism in Ancient Japan

Buddhism was introduced to ancient Japan via Korea in the 6th century CE with various sects following in subsequent centuries via China. It was …

New Final Fantasy Manga Follows Square Enix Employee Who Dies, is Reborn in Final Fantasy World

C³'s Hazuki Minase pens story for manga premiering on July 12<p>The July issue of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine revealed more details on Monday …

Ni no Kuni II Game Trailer Reveals November 10 Release Date

PS4/PC game to have simultaneous worldwide launch<p>Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a new trailer for its Ni no Kuni II game on Monday. The …

.hack//G.U. Gets PS4/PC HD Remaster With New Elements in 2017

Full-HD remaster features enhanced graphics, updated systems<p>This weeks issue of Kadokawa's Weekly Famitsu magazine is revealing on Thursday that …

The Samurai Lives on in These Dazzling Digital Drawings

The Mexican American artist incorporates traditional Japanese folklore and American animation in these kick ass character designs.<p>Since he was a child, digital illustrator Jor Ros loved to write stories. He grew up moving back and forth between Mexico and the US and would spend his free time making …

Sanjusangendo

Sanjusangendo is a Buddhist temple which is part of the Rengeo-in monastery in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1164 CE, the temple is famous for its …

How to Travel Deeper in Tokyo

Get a richer understanding of Japanese culture while in Tokyo, one of the world’s most intoxicating cities.<p>This November, AFAR Experiences is headed …