On the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, two experts explain why human choices are more important to nuclear safety than technology, and why the job is far from finished.
March 5, 2021 • ~12 min
One of Japan's largest companies has partnered with Kyoto University in what would be a world first.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~3 min
A search is under way for a capsule carrying the first large quantities of rock from an asteroid.
Dec. 5, 2020 • ~2 min
A Japanese spacecraft is set to deliver its precious sample cache to the Australian outback.
Dec. 4, 2020 • ~3 min
If the building blocks of life were present at the time that Earth was born, this could mean life is common in the universe.
Dec. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
Satellite images capture tug boats trying to remove the broken vessel, which spilled tonnes of oil.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~2 min
Almost ten years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, researchers report that the particles from power plants contained plutonium.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
The organisms had been in a dormant state in the seabed in the South Pacific since the age of dinosaurs.
July 28, 2020 • ~2 min
A new country launches a mission to Mars. A space expert explains what this means for the Middle East and the African continent.
July 13, 2020 • ~6 min