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Nobel Prize Honors Work on Elusive Cosmic Particle
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, discovery, Nobel Prize, neutrinos, mass, cosmic )

- 4 days ago -
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada were honored for showing that these tiny particles, called neutrinos, have mass -- the quality we typically experience as weight.
Grandson of Atomic Bomb Crewman Writes of Hibakusha Horrors
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, asia, death, hibakusha, hiroshima )

- 11 days ago -
Beser's grandfather, Jacob, was an army lieutenant and radar specialist who became the only man in the world to fly on both of the B-29s carrying the "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" atomic bombs.
Japan's 'Golden Bolt' Sets 100-Meter World Record in Centenarian Race
Offbeat  (tags: health, interesting, centenarian )

- 18 days ago -
A fleet-footed Japanese centenarian raced into the Guinness World Records reference book on Wednesday and declared himself a "medical marvel" as he continues to stalk sprint king Usain Bolt.
Hewing Toward Republican Rivals, Bush Says Multiculturalism Wrong for U.S.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, republicans, Jeb Bush, multiculturalism, immigrants, elections )

- 19 days ago -
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States, adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves access to economic rewards.
Is Pope Francis Anti-American?
Offbeat  (tags: vatican, pope francis, america )

- 23 days ago -
VATICAN CITY âEUR" He is the self-declared foe of unbridled capitalism, rabid consumerism and have-it-all lifestylesâEUR"but are conservatives right in fearing Pope Francis is anti-American at heart?
Okinawans Hold Angry Protest Against Gov't Move to Restart U.S. Base Relocation Work
World  (tags: usa, troops, dishonesty, government, military base, Okinawa, destruction, habitatdestruction )

- 29 days ago -
"The Japanese government is trying to please the U.S., not the Japanese people. Our strong will (against the base relocation plan) is unwavering, no matter what," Eri Oshiro, a 58-year-old Nago resident, commented.
More Than 100,000 Flee Floods in Eastern Japan; 7 Missing
World  (tags: asia, rain, heavy rain, missing, Japan, typhoon )

- 32 days ago -
Unprecedented rain in Japan unleashed heavy floods on Thursday that tore houses from their foundations, uprooted trees and forced more than 100,000 people from their homes.
Stroll Through History / Manzanar War Relocation Center in California / Japanese-Americans Stripped of Freedom
Offbeat  (tags: war, freedoms, asia, usa, relocation, Japanese-Americans )

- 41 days ago -
Following the December 1941 attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Japanese-Americans living in the United States were viewed as "enemy aliens" and deprived of their freedom.
Student Group Injects New Exuberance Into Anti-War Protests
World  (tags: asia, government, war, constitution, Shinzo Abe, students, protest, SEALDs, democracy )

- 42 days ago -
Aki Okuda, center, founding member of the protest group Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy (SEALDs), shouts slogans during a protest outside the Diet on Aug 21.
Fukushima Fir Trees in Higher Radiation Areas Showing Abnormal Growth
Environment  (tags: wildlife, trees, environment, Fukushima, abnormalities )

- 44 days ago -
Abnormal growth has been detected in fir trees in three areas of Fukushima Prefecture exposed to high radiation levels in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, say researchers.
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