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Image of the Day: Tardigrade Eggs

By The Scientist Staff | March 2, 2018

The studded cells belong to a newly discovered species of water bear, Macrobiotus shonaicus

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Tracking Invasive Fire Ants in Asia

By Steve Graff | November 1, 2017

These insect transplants have the potential to wreak economic havoc by outcompeting native insects and destroying crops.

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image: Coastal Critters Make Epic Voyages After 2011 Tsunami

Coastal Critters Make Epic Voyages After 2011 Tsunami

By Ashley Yeager | September 28, 2017

Marine species survived rafting thousands of kilometers on debris swept into the water by the giant wave, scientists say.

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RIKEN Head Leaving Early

By Kerry Grens | March 10, 2015

Ryoji Noyori is stepping down from his post as the leader of the premier Japanese research institute before his tenure expires.

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More Retractions for Tokyo Scientist?

By Kate Yandell | July 26, 2013

A university panel has detected irregularities in 43 papers by Shigeaki Kato.

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First Ever iPS-Cell Trial a Go

By Bob Grant | July 22, 2013

The Japanese government will allow a study of stem cell therapy using patients’ own cells, reprogrammed to be stem cells, to treat vision loss.

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image: Proposed “Japanese NIH” Draws Fire

Proposed “Japanese NIH” Draws Fire

By Chris Palmer | June 25, 2013

Scientific societies in Japan contend that a plan for an NIH-like agency to oversee the country’s science ministries will squash basic research.

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image: Japan’s Nuclear Reboot Stalled

Japan’s Nuclear Reboot Stalled

By Bob Grant | February 7, 2013

Regulators are warning that the Asian country’s nuclear power infrastructure may still be vulnerable to earthquakes.

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The Science of Stowaways

By Hayley Dunning | October 1, 2012

A dock dislodged by 2011's Japanese tsunami washes ashore in Oregon, posing an invasive species threat, but also serving as an unprecedented natural experiment in open-ocean dispersal.

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Radiation Maps for Japan

By Ruth Williams | November 14, 2011

Researchers map the fallout from Fukushima.

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