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7 missing in collapse of highway tunnel in Japan

Tunnels are not the safest of places, for obvious reasons. All things considered, there are relatively few tunnel collapses each year, which is obviously a good thing – although just one tunnel collapse is one too many. TGO Refer to … Continue reading

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World’s tallest tower, the Tokyo Skytree, opens

Impressive! TGO Refer to brief story below. Source: Associated Press Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The world’s tallest tower and Japan’s biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Skytree, opened to the public on Tuesday. Nearly 8,000 visitors were expected to take … Continue reading

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Police probe ‘killer’ python in urban Japan

Snakes have to be one of the “coolest” of all animals. Their ability to evolve in a manner that allows them not only to survive, but to thrive, makes them a real oddity in nature. That a reptile could lose … Continue reading

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Pandas help lighten the mood in Japan

Pandas are one of the coolest-looking animals. They’re similar to koala bears in that kids are naturally drawn to them. As the title of the article states, right now the people of Japan need anything that can help them “lighten … Continue reading

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Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits off Japan coast

Here’s the full article… Unbelievable!!! TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press TOKYO – Japan’s northeastern coast has been rattled by a strong aftershock. The Japan meteorological agency has issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to … Continue reading

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Radioactive water leaks from crippled Japan plant

Someone, and I can’t remember who, once said that our technology had exceeded our humanity; personally I happen to believe this is true. I also believe that regardless of our technological advances, nature may eventually defeat us; as the Japanese … Continue reading

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More obstacles impede crews in Japan nuke crisis

There is not a whole lot of good news coming out of Japan lately. And unfortunately, things could get much worse if problems at the nuclear plant are not resolved fast. TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press By … Continue reading

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Latest in Japan’s quake, tsunami, nuclear crisis

The situation with these overheating reactors just cannot seem to get under control. This is definitely not a good sign as something really catastrophic may be lurking. TGO Refer to brief story below. Source: Associated Press By The Associated Press … Continue reading

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