Rare 9-armed octopus found off Japan coast

A nine-armed octopus caught off Japan’s coast nearly ended up being dinner, until the family preparing it noticed its extra limb and sent it to a museum instead, according to news sources.  While unusual, this extra appendage — which wasn’t fully formed, but a small offshoot on a regular arm — isn’t unheard of in […]

Japan space agency hails return of asteroid dust on Earth

A JAXA scientist holds the capsule with samples collected from a distant asteroid that were recovered in the South Australia desert after they were dropped off by Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2 Japan space agency officials on Sunday hailed the arrival of rare asteroid samples on Earth after they were collected by space probe Hayabusa-2 during […]

Japan awaits capsule’s return with asteroid soil samples

In this image made from video provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), its members react at the command center in Sagamihara, west of Tokyo, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, after JAXA officials confirmed the successful separation of a capsule from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft. Japan’s space agency said the Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully separated the capsule […]

Japan carbon pledge boosts hopes of ammonia backers

Ammonia is already made on a massive scale and exported throughout the world to make fertiliser Japan’s pledge to become carbon-neutral by 2050 is offering hope to industry heavyweights pushing ammonia as the fuel of the future—but critics say the corrosive gas is still far from a clear-cut clean energy. Burning ammonia, unlike fossil fuels, […]

Japan PM Suga sets 2050 deadline for carbon neutrality

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has set a 2050 deadline for the world’s third-largest economy to become carbon neutral Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday set a 2050 deadline for the world’s third-largest economy to become carbon neutral, significantly firming up the country’s climate change commitments. “We will bring the total amount of greenhouse […]