In America, Cup Noodles has succeeded by hiding its Japanese roots.
Extremely precise atomic clocks are not just of theoretical interest; they could help detect impending volcanic eruptions or melting glaciers.
University of Tokyo scientists observe predicted quantum biochemical effects on cells.
Can a war be won from the air? A group of renegade pilots in the 1930s thought so.
Sweet, bitter, salty, sour. These are the four basic tastes we were taught in grade school. But there is a fifth: umami. And it's everywhere.
Yukio Mishima treated his life as if it were a story — one with a surprising and deadly final act.
Astronomers find a third type of supernova and explain a mystery from 1054 AD.
In 100 years, perhaps this map showing humanity clustering around the equator will seem “so 21st century.”
Any dataset that can be quantified over time can be turned into a contest that is both exciting and (a little bit) enlightening.
Two mounds of rice and a tiny flag in a sea of curry is enough to re-heat an old territorial conflict.
A new study shows bacteria could survive travel from Earth to Mars.
After the 2011 Fukushima disaster, it was Germany, not Japan, that cracked down most severely on nuclear power plants.
ExtendNY stretches the Big Apple's gridiron all across the globe – with some bizarre effects
Master negotiator Chris Voss breaks down how to get what you want during negotiations.
If we waited long enough, would even protons themselves decay? There are certain things in the Universe that, if you leave them alone for long enough, they’ll eventually decay away. […]
ISS astronauts and NASA satellites capture amazing photos of the Raikoke volcano eruption.
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Disney, one of world's largest entertainment companies, doubles down on its environmental plan.
Here are 10 physics courses you can take now with some of the best experts in the world.
It might have been Einstein’s greatest blunder, but it’s our leading theory today. One of the most mysterious components in the entire Universe is dark energy, which — if we’re being honest with […]
Even if you remove everything you can from the Universe, some energy will still remain. Here’s what that means. Imagine, if you can, what it would mean to have a Universe […]
100+ years ago, General Relativity came along, and Einstein gave the Universe a cosmological constant. Here’s why that was a mistake. Back in the 17th century, Isaac Newton put forth the […]
A new study discovered that lack of purpose leads to earlier death.