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Transparent Eel

You can see right through the whitespotted conger larva. This flat-shaped fish found in the waters around Japan is about six inches long now. But when fully grown, it will lose its transparency and be up to three feet long. Link (Translation) -via Twisted Sifter | Photo: Mie Prefecture Fisheries Research Institute

Microscopic Origami

Shoji Takeuchi of the University of Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues, have taken the art of origami to new heights. Or technically, new smalls: the team managed to create microscopic origami folds using tissue cultures: The [...]

Did Jesus go to Japan ?

Some believe that during the ‘lost years’ of his life Jesus traveled the world and spent time in Japan. There are many different theories to explain w…

Japan plans space vessel by 2022

Japan is looking to follow China by launching its own manned space programme within the next decade. To get astronauts in to space there are plans to …

25 Fun Size Facts About Classic Halloween Candy

Yesterday we took an impromptu field trip to a magical place called Economy Candy on the Lower East Side. The place was packed with people, candy, and nostalgia. (In addition to the goodies below, I bought three packs of 1987 Topps baseball cards.) Here are some fun facts about candy you’ve likely handled on past [...]

Wonderful Life with the Elements

The following is a review of Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified. We’re giving away a free copy of this book – read on for details. Remember dozing off in high school chemistry class? If you think that the [...]

Burger King Pumpkin Burger

Only available in Japan, and only for a limited time. Unless it’s a big hit, of course. Starting next Friday, and for a limited time only, Burger King Japan customers can treat themselves to a seasonal BK Pumpkin Burger — two slices of fried kabocha squash (AKA Japanese pumpkin) stacked atop bacon, lettuce, a beef patty, [...]

The Stem-Cell Breakthroughs That Won the Nobel Prize

Two scientists who each made a major discovery — four decades apart — share the science world’s prestigious award. KYODO/Reuters/Landov On Monday, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to two biologists for their breakthroughs in the field of stem-cell research — two discoveries that happened 44 years apart. The honors go to Britain’s Sir John B. [...]

Link Latte 189

#189 – Week of October 3, 2012 Farthest-Ever View of the Universe (pic) – [wow space] Mind-Boggling Microscopic Photos – [wow photography] What would really happen if the lights went out. – [scary scenario] Theo Jansen, again… a must-see – [wow video] Epic Stalin-Era Russian-American, Love Story (photo) – [biography, transl.] Really Extreme Wood Sculptures – [art, scroll down] The Hall of [...]

6 Remarkable Police Animals

We’ve seen bookstore cats, animals trained to sniff out bombs and heroic dogs, but now we’re here to focus on animals who have served, or are currently serving, their local police departments. 1. Momo, Nara Police Department, Japan We’re used to seeing large police dogs because, let’s face it, a lap dog can’t take down a [...]