Two of the oldest known molds used for bronze casting from the middle Yayoi period have been discovered at the Yoshinogari site in Saga Prefecture. The site has previously yielded molds, and the Saga Prefectural Government regards these findings as "extremely important for understanding the aspects of early bronze production."
A research group from the University of Tokyo and others has announced that squid, which are known to eject ink to confuse predators and escape, also use the ink in a courtship behavior to make themselves more conspicuous and appeal to females.
A group including a venture company originating from Meiji University has succeeded in producing a special breed of pigs, developed in the United States for the purpose of organ transplantation in humans, using cloning technology.
As winter approaches, a spotlight is cast on diabetes, a condition affecting millions, and the innovative measures being adopted to combat it.
Tokyo has initiated a demonstration experiment using helicopters to address and identify the challenges facing the commercialization of "flying cars."
Satoshi Takamatsu, a former advertising creator turned photographer, aged 60, has revealed plans to become the third Japanese civilian to undertake a long-term stay at the International Space Station (ISS).
The Japan Nature Conservation Association revealed the results of its nationwide turtle survey on Thursday, February 1, with more than half the collected samples being the 'Red-Eared Slider,' as this invasive species continues to expand its habitat, while there are concerns over the declining population of the native Japanese Pond Turtle.
The dream of power-generating clothing is closer to reality with the development of an "ultra-thin organic solar cell" that overcomes water's challenges. It functions flawlessly even after laundering and can generate electricity underwater for extended periods.