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Japanese wonder condom gains cult following in China

<b>Make love not war.</b> Isn’t that what the T-shirts say? And the new record-breaking condom making waves in China could encourage people to do just that.</b> …

Donguri Kyowakoku, the store with nothing but Studio Ghibli anime items

Shopping for <b>anime merchandise</b> isn’t always as easy as you’d think in Japan. While any toy store will be stocked with goodies from currently airing, …

Google is working on new tech to eliminate all child porn on the Web

Search and mobile superpower Google is working on new technology that would effectively purge all images of child pornography and abuse from most of the Web.<p>Google disclosed new efforts to fight online child exploitation in a blog post yesterday. The company committed $5 million to “eradicate …

Award winning app “The Legend of Momotaro” now free for a limited time!

“The Legend of Momotaro” is an interactive storybook that introduces readers to the traditional Japanese story about a hero born from a giant peach. …

Learn Japanese with cats! 【GIF Gallery】

Cats are continuing to charm the world with their cute kitty ways! This set of moving images is a perfect window into the feline world: from the …

Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

World-leading technology that could help restore vision to a large number of Australia's 45,000 blind people is set to emerge from a Melbourne …

New study finds gaming helps children learn 'ethical decision making'

A new study out of the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, suggests that those who spend time playing video games lay some of the ground work for socially responsible, good citizens in later life. Conducted by Dr. Kathy Sanford, the study examined children between the ages of 13 and …

Researchers uncover the oldest primate fossil yet, underscoring genetic break from humans

Researchers have uncovered what is now the oldest known primate fossil, pushing our understanding of human evolution seven million years farther into history than we could see before. Discovery of the 55-million-year-old fossil allowed an international team of researchers to identify a previously …

Anatomy of a hack: even your 'complicated' password is easy to crack

In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars Technica deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of …

Ninja travel tips: See Japan by rail without breaking the bank

Ever wanted to cross Japan by rail but hate the idea of being stuck on the train, watching the scenery flash by without ever being able to get out …

The Iwate Miracle Tree returns...after a few quick adjustments

The monument for the Iwate miracle tree, which as you might remember was the only pine tree out of 70,000 left standing following the 2011 Tohoku …

This is not the stormtrooper you’re looking for: Cosplayer mistaken for real life servant of the Empire, arrested at Sapporo Station

A Sapporo cosplayer found himself on the wrong side of the law recently after apparently putting together the world’s most realistic stormtrooper …

This Incredible Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History

This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a <i>1:1 scale model</i> of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding <i>5,335,200 bricks!</i> It's as big as the real thing, …

Moth’s Superhearing Evolved to Escape Bats

Wildlife<p><b>The greater wax moth can hear at a higher frequency than any other animal on Earth, according to a new study.</b><p>These insects, whose ears are each only about the size of a pinhead, can recognize sounds between 30 and 300 kilohertz (kHz)—a range never before seen in the animal kingdom.<p>A greater …

'Give me your panties!!' Taiwan Goes Wild for Panty-masked Japanese Superhero

<b>Since opening on May 3, Hentai Kamen has been a huge hit in Taiwan. Within three days of opening, it was off to a fantastic start with box-office</b> …

Planet Debris Pollute Dead Stars

Changing Planet<p>This is an artist’s impression of a a white dwarf with a disk of rocky debris left behind by the star’s surviving planetary system. Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)<p>A pair of dead stars sitting in a star cluster about 150 light years from Earth appear to have their atmospheres …