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All aboard! Next stop space...

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Several hundred people have already booked their tickets and begun training for a spectacular voyage: a few minutes, or perhaps days, in the weightlessness of space. The mainly wealthy first-time space travelers are getting ready to take part in one of several private missions which are preparing to launch. The… Read

Food

'Glossy Green tea donuts' sound weird, look amazing in Mr Donut team-up with Kyoto matcha master

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They say the only constant in life is change, and if you’re of the perfectly logical opinion that donuts are life, that means change is only constant in donuts as well. So as we bid farewell to one collaboration between Japanese donut chain Mr Donut and Kyoto matcha merchant Gion Tsujiri, the two companies… Read

Lifestyle

Retiring in Japan: What’s the best strategy?

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More and more of us have come to Japan and are choosing to stay. In the summer of 2000, I arrived here expecting to do two years on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, then go onto bigger and better things. More than 20 years later, I am still… Read

Opinions

New strategy: Politicians in crisis refuse calls to resign

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The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Suddenly embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and sent fundraising appeals that portray him as a victim of a “smear… Read

Health

Boat, snowmobile, camel: Vaccine reaches world's far corners

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After enduring 40-knot winds and freezing sea spray, jostled health care providers arrived wet and cold on two Maine islands in the North Atlantic late last month to conduct coronavirus vaccinations. As they came ashore on Little Cranberry Island, population 65, residents danced with excitement. “It’s a historic day for… Read

New Products

Yamaha expands ADECIA family with tabletop microphone option

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Yamaha has added the new RM-TT wired tabletop array microphone as a microphone option to ADECIA, a complete family of easy-to-install products designed to work seamlessly together to provide complete and customizable communications solutions for meetings or learning spaces. The ADECIA tabletop solution, like the ADECIA Ceiling System, integrates the… Read

Opinions

How did humans evolve, and will we evolve more?

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Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. How did humans evolve, and will they evolve more? – Anya T., 13, Brookline, Massachusetts Everything that is alive today has evolved, including human beings.… Read

Health

FDA OKs first new ADHD drug in over a decade for children

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U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in over a decade for children with ADHD, which causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The Food and Drug Administration OK’d Qelbree (KELL’-bree) for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children ages 6 to 17. It comes as a capsule that’s taken daily.… Read

New Products

Asahi Super Dry’s draft beer in a can, the Nama Jockey Can, is here

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In the mood for a little liquid refreshment, we hit up our local convenience store to pick up a few cans of beer to enjoy after work. We opted for the always reliable Asahi Super Dry, but while the can looked familiar enough from the side, the top view was a very… Read

Food

Burger King Japan gets nasty with its Teriyaki Ugly Beef Burger

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When it comes to heavy hitting burgers, Burger King fans in Japan have had their pick of the litter in recent months. Between Whoppers spicy enough to ward off evil or be dubbed magma meat walls, as well as one pound beef burger all-you-can-eat challenges, there's been no shortage of excess when it comes… Read

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