It isn’t only humans that are suffering in the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima. Scores of feral animals are eking out a precarious existence in the surrounding areas, including cats and dogs that were once somebody’s pets.
COSTA BRAVA, a coastal settlement in Tacloban, may have been tempting fate with its name. It is flanked by the open sea on one side and by a bay on the other. When a wall of water from typhoon Haiyan hit it soon after dawn on November 8th the destruction was quick and devastating.
PARIS – A tiny toe bone from a Neanderthal woman who lived around 50,000 years ago has shown that several branches of early humans interbred before a single group, Homo sapiens, rose to dominate.
In recent months, former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has drawn attention to perhaps the most critical question about the future of nuclear energy: Is there a safe place and way to dispose of high-level radioactive waste?
Levels of radioactive cesium in soil and on the ground of two forests in Miyagi Prefecture have risen since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster started, according to results of a recent survey.
Conrad Hoskin from James Cook University and a National Geographic film crew were dropped by helicopter onto the rugged Cape Melville mountain range on Cape York Peninsula earlier this year and were amazed at what they found.
We’ve long known that the fish we eat are exposed to toxic chemicals in the rivers, bays and oceans they inhabit. The substance that’s gotten the most attention — because it has shown up at disturbingly high levels in some fish — is mercury.
2013 was a fantastic year for Japanese science. Rowan Hooper, the News Editor of New Scientist magazine, gave an overview in The Japan Times of some of the most exciting things that happened this year in Japan.
American influence further crumbling with a president who believes that soaring rhetoric is a substitute for strategic thinking
The interim agreement reached in Geneva between the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (the P5-plus-one) and Iran is probably the best deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program that could be reached, given current circumstances.
BANGKOK – Both the protesters on the streets of Bangkok and the Thai government pleading for them to go home say they’re on the side of democracy, but that is not what their increasingly dangerous conflict is about. This is a fight about power, and who ought to have it.