Godzilla vs. Giant Lamprey

I recently spoke with RIKEN scientist Shigeru Kuratani about evolutionary morphology, sci-fi monsters, the genius of Alien, and more.

Organ regeneration in the lab

Can Stem-Cell transplant cure the baldness?

The frozen carcass of a woolly mammoth found in Siberia with unmistakable signs of spear wounds indicates humans inhabited Arctic regions at least years earlier than previously thought.

3D imaging of microtubules

Award-winning images of living cells

Element 113: “discovery” or not?

Recently four new synthetic elements were added to the periodic table. We asked Dr. Morita whether he thinks his team "discovered" or "created" element

people who attended the science communications symposium at RIKEN  Friday I participated in a small symposium that focused on science communication (for institutions in Japan). We discussed using social media as a means to self-publish wow! and amazing! research findings. Here are some of my thoughts about how useful this plays out in Japan.

Social media in science communication. We attended a symposium on science communication that focused on social media usage in Japan.

RIKEN at a glance

RIKEN at a glance

ESOF and the gimungous telescope

Highlights from the recent EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) conference held in Manchester (actually, pre-ESOF). Science was everywhere, even out by the sheep

An old periodic table from 1909 showing nipponium (Np) to the right of manganese (Mn)

An old periodic table from 1909 showing nipponium (Np) to the right of manganese (Mn)

RIKEN Research Spring issue is here

RIKEN Research Spring issue is here

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