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Yen Picks up overnight after Malaysia Jet Crash

Yen Picks up overnight after Malaysia Jet Crash

The Japanese yen which had weakened against other major currencies of Asia over this weekend has again picked up after the news of the Malaysia jet crash.

Schoolchildren Eat Whale Meat to Celebrate Japan’s Whaling Season

Schoolchildren Eat Whale Meat to Celebrate Japan’s Whaling Season

The beginning of this year's hunting season has been celebrated by whalers from a Japanese coastal town with meat feast. A big crowd of schoolchildren was present to witness slicing up of a whale.

World’s First Robot Newscasters Unveiled

World’s First Robot Newscasters Unveiled

On Tuesday, Japanese researchers unveiled the world's first robot newscasters. The news-reading androids have silicone-skin and artificial muscles giving them a realistic human likeness.

Takata could face $500-million US charge and 2014 net loss due to massive airbag recall

Takata could face $500-million US charge and 2014 net loss due to massive airbag

The widening recall of airbag inflators manufactured by Takata Corp has led to worries that the Japan-based auto parts maker will probably face a $500-million US charge as well as a net loss this year

Latest Robots Look and Talk Like Humans

Latest Robots Look and Talk Like Humans

Android robots which were showcased at a Tokyo museum look so much like humans and are so smooth in their speech that they almost outdo people.

Japan Kills 30 Minke Whales despite Ruling of International Court of Justice

Japan Kills 30 Minke Whales despite Ruling of International Court of Justice

Japan has caught 30 minke whales off its northern coast during its first whale hunt after the country was ordered by an international court to halt its annual expedition in the Antarctic.

Rising Water Level in Pacific Ocean Washes Away Graves of Japanese World War II Soldiers

Rising Water Level in Pacific Ocean Washes Away Graves of Japanese World War II

Rising levels of Pacific Ocean has disturbed skeletons of Japanese soldiers who were killed during World War II.

Chimps Can Perform Certain Cognitive Tests Better than Human Beings

Chimps Can Perform Certain Cognitive Tests Better than Human Beings

Researchers conducted experiments on chimpanzees to see how intelligent they are in performing certain tasks.

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Transient Exoplanet with Longest Year Ever Seen

A transiting exoplanet has been discovered, which as per astronomers, has the longest known year. The planet named Kepler-421b circles its star after every 704 days.

Till now, more than 1,800 exoplanets have been discovered and they are much closer to their stars and even have shorter orbital times. Its host star, Kepler-421, is located...

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