Posts Tagged With ‘science&8217


Did UFO’s Visit Tokyo on Christmas Day?

I have no idea what these objects observed flying above Tokyo on Christmas day are, so it seems appropriate to refer to them as unidentified flying objects, as opposed to alien spacecraft.

As an aside, I find the whole UFO phenomenon fascinating, primarily because people seem to blindly believe in little green men without considering any of the science behind it all. I do not discount the theory of aliens, but have yet to read anything truly convincing and credible.

Apparently this video and the news of an ostensible UFO Tokyo flyover went viral.

This post is part of the thread: Japan – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


Breast Cancer Rules Rewritten

James Gallagher of BBC on a landmark breast cancer finding:

What we currently call breast cancer should be thought of as 10 completely separate diseases, according to an international study which has been described as a “landmark”.

Any forward progress on our medical professionals being able to accurately treat breast cancer should be considered nothing short of positive. This is exciting news.


Scientists May Have Found an Achilles Heel for Cancer

Sarah Williams of ScienceNOW:

A single drug can shrink or cure human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver, and prostate tumors that have been transplanted into mice, researchers have found. The treatment, an antibody that blocks a “do not eat” signal normally displayed on tumor cells, coaxes the immune system to destroy the cancer cells.

More research is required to ensure this treatment works adequately in humans. Can you imagine the impact on the world if a cure for cancer has finally been found? (via Reddit)


Jeff Yang of WSJ on “Seeking Asian Female,” a film about white dudes who have eyes only for Asian women:

When Steven is first introduced, Lum says in voiceover that “the first time I visited him in his own home, I had to fight the urge to leave.” We can immediately see why. A giggling Steven, addressing Lum as she ascends the stairs, shouts a hearty hello while waving her in: “Welcome! Welcome! Your hair looks cute! You look very Chinese, with the bangs…and you know I like that!”

Interesting. Having witnessed people with extreme “yellow fever” I am a bit interested in this film. It may help those who are not of Asian descent, but who live in Japan, better understand some of the psychological issues Japanese women face when involved in a relationship with non-Asian men.

This post is part of the thread: Japan – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.