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Three Japanese students killed, five injured in California car crash

A car accident in California killed three Japanese college students and left five others injured, California Highway Patrol (CHP) confirmed on Friday.

All of the eight people were trapped in the 2000 Honda Prelude veered off a California freeway and hit a power pole. The accident occurred... read more

Studies Reveal Serious Effects of the Fukushima Radiation

Fukushima-Daiichi power plant experienced a disaster on 11th March, 2011. The plant started releasing radiations when it was hit by Tsunami triggered by an earthquake. It was the largest nuclear incident since Chernobyl meltdown in 1986. Recent studies have revealed that the radiation of the... read more

Sprint Ends Talks to Acquire T-Mobile

Sprint Corp is planning to name Marcelo Claure as its new chief executive officer. Claure, founder of the mobile-phone distributor Brightstar Corp., will replace Dan Hesse, who has headed the company since 2007.

In addition, it has also been found that Sprint has put an end on talks with... read more

Prominent Japanese Scientist Yoshiki Sasai Dies at 52

Yoshiki Sasai, 52, a well-known Japanese scientist and co-author of stem cell research withdrawn in July, died today in the city of Kobe.

Sasai, Deputy Director of Riken's Center for Developmental Biology, was found hanging inside the stairwall of a building that houses the Riken Centre... read more

Japan's Nikkei Share Average Drops to One-Week Low

A slump has been noticed in Japan's Nikkei share average as it dropped to a one-week low on Friday. The drop is attributable to concerns that US interest rates are likely to rise sooner than expected. However, losses were controlled to a great extent by companies such as Sony Corp.

Nikkei... read more

Elephants have Strong Sense of Smell due to Receptor Genes

A novel research has unveiled that elephants have a strong sense of smell. Researchers compared the olfactory receptor gene repertoires of 13 placental mammal species.

After comparing them, researchers found elephants to be having a huge large repertoire. For the study, researchers used... read more

Google’s Chief Business Officer to Join Japanese Telecom Company ‘SoftbankCorp’

Japanese telecom company Softbank Corp. has appointed Nikesh Arora as Vice Chairman of SoftBank Corp. and CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media Inc. or SIMI. He will join the company in October and report to Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO.

Nikesh has served as the Chief Business Officer at... read more

Nature Retracts Two Stem Cell Papers

British science journal Nature revealed on Thursday that it has retracted two stem cell papers that claimed to have come up with a new fast, easy, inexpensive and uncontroversial method of producing stem cells.

CNN has said that a skin cell was taken by scientists who coaxed it into... read more

Japanese Eel Classified as Endangered

Lately, the International Union for Conservation (IUCN) announced of including the Japanese eel into the red list of endangered species.

As per the IUCN, loss of habitat, overfishing, pollution, change in oceanic currents and barriers to migrations are major reasons for putting the... read more

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