Saturday, June 13, 2015
For 1,300 years, Japanese paper from the tiny town of Ogawa has fulfilled myriad needs -- from the material for Buddhist scriptures to balloon bombs sent to attack the United States.
Dogs do not like people who are mean to their owners, Japanese researchers said Friday, and will refuse food offered by people who have snubbed their master.
Friday, June 12, 2015
A huge reptile is on the prowl through Tokyo's streets -- but unlike Godzilla, who stomped across Japan's capital in a blaze of destructive energy, Bon-chan the giant tortoise isn't doing anything very quickly.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Poet Richard Blanco is launching a writing project to lift what he calls Cuba's "emotional embargo."
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Takashi Sakai is a healthy 41-year-old heterosexual man with a good job and a charming smile. But he's never had sex, one of a growing number of middle-aged Japanese men who are still virgins.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Clutching a tiny Bible, Gilda Velasquez leans over her son as he falls asleep with the help of a powerful sedative and a catchy cartoon jingle playing on a hand-held TV.
Now aged in her 90s, Ayesha Bibi doesn't remember her real name, who her father was or much about her hometown in Myanmar.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from "The Avengers," "Star Wars" and "Frozen."
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Keychains, rosaries, T-shirts and even a miniature plush doll of Pope Francis will be among the souvenirs for sale to commemorate the pontiff's upcoming trip to Philadelphia.
Their inspiration may be exotic -- the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Rome's Colosseum -- but Rabbi Natan Alexander's vibrators have a distinctly domestic goal: giving Orthodox Jewish couples gratification without the guilt.