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Researchers Debating Main Climate Impact Report

Researchers Debating Main Climate Impact Report

In Japan, government officials and senior researchers are trying to reach an agreement on the main report over the impact of global warming. The debate among researchers still persists over main climate impact report.

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Climatologists Get Together for Five-Day Conference in Japan

Climatologists Get Together for Five-Day Conference in Japan

In order to address concerns on increasing climate change, climatologists and Government representatives across the world have gathered for a five day conference in the Japanese city of Yokohama on Tuesday. Climatologists fear the climate change could cause conflicts and wreak havoc on the global economy.

Final report on the impact of climate change on human and natural ecosystems will be submitted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at the end of the conference on March 31.

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Researchers Agree to Retraction of Japanese STAP Cells Study

Researchers Agree to Retraction of Japanese STAP Cells Study

Ryoji Noyori, RIKEN President, has accepted some significant discrepancies in the process of preparing data for Japanese stem cell study published in the journal on stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells, questioning the credibility of scientific community.

Some issues have been raised regarding credibility of the two articles which were published in the January 30 edition of Nature by 14 researchers from RIKEN, Harvard University and Tokyo Women's Medical University.

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Japan’s Riken Research Center Considers Options to Retract Two Stem-Cell Studies

Japan’s Riken Research Center Considers Options to Retract Two Stem-Cell Studies

Japan’s Riken research center is planning to withdraw two controversial stem cell studies which were published in the journal Nature in January. The research papers were under intense scrutiny and now the Japanese researchers are planning to retract the studies which revealed that ordinary cells from mice can be transformed into potent stem cells by receiving acidic stress. The Japanese research team wants to withdraw the studies due to some errors.

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Koichi Wakata, Declared as First Japanese Commander of ISS

Koichi Wakata, Declared as First Japanese Commander of ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said that Koichi Wakata, 50-year-old astronomer, has been declared as the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station (ISS). He has taken the responsibility from the Russian astronomer, Oleg Kotov. Koichi headed towards the ISS on Russian Soyuz rocket in November and will serve the ISS as the 39th mission commander till May.

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Fukushima Reactor Pollutants on their Way to Hit West Coast in April

Fukushima Reactor Pollutants on their Way to Hit West Coast in April

Environment Scientists have come up with the findings that low levels of radiation pollutants from the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan will hit the West Coast next month. The nuclear pollutants after the earthquake in Japan have been slowly drifting towards the US shores.

Although no major risks are associated with release of pollutants to environment and humans, federal agencies have called on increased monitoring techniques to prevent attack of pollutants from entering into the region and the marine life.

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Third Attack on Sea Shepherd’s Vessel, Bob Barker

Third Attack on Sea Shepherd’s Vessel, Bob Barker

Sea Shepherd’s vessel Bob Barker has been hit third time by the Japanese whalers since start of the whaling season this year. The anti-whaling conservation group claimed that the Yushin Maru and Yushin Maru 3, the Japanese harpoon ships, towed steel cables 11 times across the bow of the Bob Barker on Sunday.

The Japanese whalers attempted to do so in order to jam the propeller and rudder of the Bob Barker. The conservation group said that the Japanese whalers also threw bamboo spears on the crew members who tried to defend the Bob Barker monitoring the activity in the ocean.

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Radioactive Pollutants from Fukushima Power Plant Hit North American Coast

Radioactive Pollutants from Fukushima Power Plant Hit North American Coast

The new report states that the pollutants of the radioactive water from Fukushima power plant in Japan are now expected to reach the North American coast in coming two months. An incident took place at Fukushima power plant in Japan in 2011 which led to burst out three nuclear reactors, leaking radiations into the Pacific Ocean.

Since 2011, researchers from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Canada have been analyzing radioactive water. Samples of radioactive caesium-137 and 134 were found by researchers in water running 2,000 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Vegetarian Diet Helps in Keeping Blood Pressure in Control

Vegetarian Diet Helps in Keeping Blood Pressure in Control

Vegetarian diet helps in keeping blood pressure lower, as per a Japanese research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study involved more than 21,000 participants and research team concluded that vegetarian diet could be accounted for significant decline in blood pressure.

The systolic blood pressure decline among people on vegetarian diet was 6.9 point on an average. The diastolic pressure was recorded lower by 4.7 points. Another research was carried out in United States as well.

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Toyota Recalls 1.9 million New Generation Prius Cars

Toyota Recalls 1.9 million New Generation Prius Cars

Toyota Motor has issued recall for more than 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars due to software issue which reportedly slows down the vehicle or brings it to halt in certain cases. Toyota spokesperson Brian Lyons confirmed that the Japanese automobile giant has recalled vehicles manufactured after March 2009.

Toyota Prius is one the largest selling eco-friendly cars in the world. The company said that for safety of consumers, it will recall more than half of Prius cars sold worldwide. No accidents have been reported so far due to the software glitch.

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