japan

horses

Melting Permafrost Reveals Gnarly 30,000-Year-Old Baby Horse

“This is the first find in the world of a prehistoric horse of such a young age and with such an amazing level of preservation.”
Becky Ferreira
8.24.18
Battle Royale

'PUBG' Apologizes and Pulls Content That Referenced Japanese War Crimes

The popular video game contained a mask emblazoned with Japan’s Rising Sun flag and a reference to its most notorious war criminals.
Matthew Gault
7.20.18
Balneology

Baths Are Better for Your Mental and Physical Health Than Showering

A new study suggests that swapping a soak for a shower can lower stress and anxiety, relieve muscle pain and even give you a better smile.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.9.18
robots

Check Out These Creepy Crawling Insect Robots from Japan

The University of Tokyo's Parametric Move Conference pushes the limits of the ways robots get around.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.18.18
whaling

Japan’s Latest Whale Hunt Killed 122 Pregnant Females and 114 Juveniles

It's the latest chapter in a legal saga over international whaling rules.
Becky Ferreira
5.31.18
robots in disguise

I Want to Drive This Real Life Transformer

Japanese companies have unveiled the world’s first functioning car that turns into a robot and back again.
Matthew Gault
4.27.18
anime emergency

Japan Is in an Anime EMERGENCY

Manga and anime piracy is a big problem for creators, and the Japanese government is enacting an "emergency measure" to help.
Samantha Cole
4.17.18
giant robot battle

The ‘Live’ Giant Robot Battle Was Edited and ‘Filmed Over a Number of Days’

"We aimed to create the most entertaining fight possible."
Samantha Cole
10.18.17
Blade Runner

Cyberpunk Cities Fetishize Asian Culture But Have No Asians

The "Blade Runner" universe is visually Asian, so where are the Asian people?
Sarah Emerson
10.10.17
wish list

This Personal Space Robot Protects You From Talking to Real Live People

And appears to turn them into anime.
Jordan Pearson
10.3.17
things that are good

I Hope the Last Song I Hear Is Played on the Otamatone

The Japanese instrument has taken YouTube by storm.
Louise Matsakis
9.8.17
Escape Artists

Renegade Giant Tortoise Found in Bushes Outside Zoo After Two Weeks on the Lam

"She can walk faster than we can ever imagine."
Becky Ferreira
8.16.17