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An origami crane is created using a slender rod. The tip is pinched, and the folds are carefully made. The result is a paper crane, crafted with robot-like precision... with the accompanying video being viewed 9 million times!

The Japan Meteorological Agency is showcasing its new supercomputer, which will come online from May 5th, to enhance the prediction accuracy of linear precipitation zones that cause heavy rainfall.

Recent research reveals that sleeping on a pillow that is too high can increase the risk of stroke. Experts warn that pillows higher than 12 centimeters should be used with caution, as the risk increases with height.

Japan's next-generation mainstay rocket, the H3 Rocket No. 2, was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on Friday morning. The rocket successfully inserted a satellite into its planned orbit.

A volcanic eruption Wednesday evening from Kagoshima's active Sakurajima sent a plume of smoke 5,000 meters above the crater, the first time since August four years ago that ash has reached such heights.

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.