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  1. Argentine weekend stargazer wins 'cosmic lottery' with supernova photosRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | The Japan Times

    To say that Victor Buso was in the right place at the right time may be the biggest understatement in the history of stargazing. By pure luck, the amateur astronomer from Rosario, Argentina, snapped the first before-and-after images ever captured of a star as it explodes in a brilliant flash of light and morphs into a supernova.


  2. Dinosaur-killing asteroid may have triggered massive sea volcanoes: studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | The Japan Times

    This 2015 image provided by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution shows the edge of the 2015 lava flow at the Axial Seamount where it overlies older sedimented lavas . A study in the Wednesday journal Science Advances figures sometime after the asteroid crash creating the Chicxulub crater in the Yucatan 66 million years ago, unusual and extra strong eruptions happened on the floor of the oceans, probably the Pacific and Indian oceans.


  3. Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps warming as 2017 ranked either second- or third-hottestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | The Japan Times

    A flash flood hitting the colorful historic center of the city of Trujillo, 570 km north of Lima, last March, bringing mud and debris, caused by the El Nino climate phenomenon. The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said on Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.


  4. Ready or not for the next recession?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | The Japan Times

    A sunny day is the best time to check whether the roof is watertight. For economic policymakers, the proverbial sunny day has arrived: with experts forecasting strong growth, now is the best time to check whether we are prepared for the next recession.


  5. Study finds war also hell for elephants, rhinos and hippos but DMZ impasse has been like a 'park'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | The Japan Times

    In this 2016 photo provided by Robert Pringle, elephants feed at sunset in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Although some animals are killed in the crossfire or by mines, war primarily changes social and economic conditions in a way that make it tough on animals, said study co-author Pringle, an ecologist at Princeton University.


  6. Rich will get even richer unless policies change, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Indian daily wage laborers at a wholesale market share a traditional smoking pipe as they take a break beneath a tree on which water bottles and pictures of Hindu deities are hung in New Delhi on Nov. 29. Global income inequality has worsened over the past four decades, a report finds, with the wealthiest 1 percent of the world's population capturing twice as much income growth as the bottom half. The world's middle class, made up mostly of people in North America and Europe, has by some measures fared the worst.


  7. Contradicting Trump team, U.S. report says global warming is mostly man-madeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | The Japan Times

    A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite talking point of top Trump administration officials, who downplay human's role in climate change. The report released Friday is one of two scientific assessments required every four years.


  8. Jane Juska, who gained fame with memoir about late-in-life sex, is dead at 84Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Jane Juska, whose chronicle of searching for sex as a woman in her 60s became a best-selling memoir and later a stage show, has died in California. She was 84. Juska died Oct. 24 at a Chico care facility after a long illness, her son, Andy Juska, told the San Francisco Chronicle for a story Saturday.


  9. 'Comfort women' issue is far from black and whiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Park Yu-ha, a professor of Japanese literature at Sejong University, speaks to reporters outside the Seoul Eastern District Court on Jan. 25 after being acquitted of defaming 'comfort women' in her book 'Comfort Woman of the Empire.' The dubious status some South Koreans have sought overseas for what Sally McGrane fashionably calls "brutal state-run rape camps" has now won academic approbation in the United States, according to her report, "An Important Statue for 'Comfort Women' in San Francisco" .


  10. Are we at the demise of dollar diplomacy?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Mark Twain never actually said "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." But the misquote is too delicious to die a natural death of its own.


  11. Foes kept at bay as rightist provocateur Yiannopoulos holds short, small rally on Berkeley campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos holds up signs to a crowd of supporters on the University of California, Berkeley, campus on Sunday. Although a student group canceled plans for Free Speech Week, Yiannopoulos was able to speak on campus surrounded by a heavy police presence.


  12. Americans feared Trump, but normalized leftist violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Police officers stand in a line as others render aid to an injured woman during a protest against a speech by conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, California, on Sept. 14. Security for the event cost an estimated $600,000.


  13. Grand Finale: NASA's plutonium-fueled Cassini Saturn orbiter in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | The Japan Times

    After a 20-year voyage, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is poised to dive into Saturn this week to become forever one with the exquisite planet. There's no turning back: Friday it careens through the atmosphere and burns up like a meteor in the sky over Saturn.


  14. Anarchist rampage in Berkeley renews free speech debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Hundreds of masked, black-clad anarchists who overwhelmed a peaceful California protest and assaulted at least 5 perceived political enemies have reignited the debate over ensuring free speech while protecting public safety in the city where the U.S. free speech movement was born in the 1960s. After planned weekend rallies were violently disrupted or canceled, supporters of President Donald Trump and other politically conservative activists complained their free speech rights were blocked by liberal politicians who they say incited left-wing extremists.


  15. Right, left face off as protests turn tense in free-speech movement's birthplace BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Demonstrators clash during a free speech rally Sunday in Berkeley, California. Several thousand people converged in Berkeley Sunday for a 'Rally Against Hate' in response to a planned right-wing protest that raised concerns of violence and triggered a massive police presence.


  16. U.S. State Department science envoy quits in public disgust over Trump's Charlottesville remarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | The Japan Times

    One of the U.S. State Department's science envoys publicly resigned on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of defections over President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Daniel Kammen, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a letter posted on his Twitter account that Trump had failed to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis, part of "a broader pattern of behavior that enables sexism and racism, and disregards the welfare of all Americans, the global community and the planet."


  17. Neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain, learned benefits of enrichment, dies at 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Marian Cleeves Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein's brain and was one of the first to show that the brain can improve with enrichment, has died. The University of California, Berkeley, where Diamond was a professor emerita of integrative biology, confirmed Diamond died July 25 at her home in Oakland, California.


  18. Weathering the violence caused by climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | The Japan Times

    With India experiencing its worst drought in 140 years, Indian farmers have taken to the streets. At a protest in Madhya Pradesh this summer, police opened fire on farmers demanding debt relief and better crop prices, killing five.


  19. Japanese researcher focuses on U.S. minorities, without reservationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | The Japan Times

    A Japanese researcher whose worldview was shaped by a transcontinental journey in his youth has spent years chronicling the lives of Native Americans and other minorities in the United States. "While moving across the continents to the west, just like a runaway boy, the faces of people I met changed," Jun Kamata, 44, now an associate professor at Asia University in Tokyo, said of his two-month trip from China to Portugal in 1990.


  20. U.S. judge sets $30,000 bail for U.K. researcher Marcus Hutchins in malware caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | The Japan Times

    A Las Vegas federal judge set bail of $30,000 on Friday for a celebrated young British cybersecurity researcher accused by U.S. prosecutors of creating and distributing malicious software designed to steal banking passwords. The attorney for Marcus Hutchins, who has broad support in the information-security community, said the 23-year-old hacker would contest the charges.


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