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Newswise: Study Shows Animal Life Thriving Around Fukushima

Study Shows Animal Life Thriving Around Fukushima

University of Georgia

Nearly a decade after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, researchers from the University of Georgia have found that wildlife populations are abundant in areas void of human life.

Channels: Environmental Science, Nature, Wildlife, Japan News, All Journal News, Nuclear Power, Staff Picks,

6-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
Newswise: Why Are Manga Outselling Superhero Comics?

Why Are Manga Outselling Superhero Comics?

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Last year, the Japanese or Japanese-inspired comics and graphic novels reportedly outsold old-fashioned superhero comics for the first time ever in the United States, a trend expected to continue. Satoru Saito, an associate professor of Japanese literature at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, teaches courses on Japanese pop culture and anime which explore the foundations of these narrative forms and how they relate to the wider Japanese culture.

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9-Dec-2019 2:25 PM EST
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    25-Nov-2019 11:00 AM EST

New flu drug drives drug resistance in influenza viruses

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined the effects of baloxavir treatment on influenza virus samples collected from patients before and after treatment.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Drug Resistance, Pharmaceuticals, Influenza, Japan News, Nature (journal),

19-Nov-2019 1:45 PM EST

Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan

Seismological Society of America (SSA)

The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur, according to a new statistical analysis.

Channels: All Journal News, Geology, Earthquakes, Japan News,

19-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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    25-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Birth Rates in Fukushima City Before, After Nuclear Disaster

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

An earthquake and subsequent tsunami led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Japan in 2011. This observational study examined associations between the earthquake and power plant disaster with birth rates in Fukushima City, the capital of the prefecture.

Channels: All Journal News, Family and Parenting, Healthcare, Women's Health, Earthquakes, Natural Disasters, Tsunami, JAMA, Japan News, Local - Illinois,

22-Jan-2019 3:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Multi-hop communication: Frog choruses inspire wireless sensor networks

Multi-hop communication: Frog choruses inspire wireless sensor networks

Osaka University

Osaka, Japan - If you've ever camped by a pond, you know frogs make a racket at night; but what you might not know is how functional and regulated their choruses really are. Frogs communicate with sound, and amid their ruckus is an internally orchestrated system that lets information get through more clearly while also permitting collective choruses and time to rest. Researchers from Osaka University and University of Tsukuba sought to leverage this amphibious acumen for mathematical and technological aims.

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22-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Plant peptide helps roots to branch out in the right places

Plant peptide helps roots to branch out in the right places

Kobe University

How do plants space out their roots? A Japanese research team has identified a peptide and its receptor that help lateral roots to grow with the right spacing. The findings were published on December 20, 2018 in the online edition of Developmental Cell.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Pharmaceuticals, Plants, Japan News,

18-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Newswise: MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like Planets in the TESS Era

MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like Planets in the TESS Era

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain. The instrument aims to find a large number of transiting exoplanets, including Earth-like habitable planets orbiting stars near the Sun, in collaboration with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched in April 2018.

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17-Dec-2018 12:15 PM EST
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