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  • Japanese Actor Ken Takakura Dies at 83

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ken Takakura, who first rose to stardom in the 1960s playing yakuza outlaws, but later became Hollywood's go-to actor for made-in-Japan films, died on Nov. 10 at age 83 of malignant lymphoma. A private funeral had already been held when the Japanese media broke the story today.
  • Photographs Of Antarctica At Bruce Museum

    Photographs Of Antarctica At Bruce Museum
    The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is both an art museum and a science museum, and its new exhibit lends itself to both. Diane Tuft's photographs of Antarctica are both starkly beautiful and instructive about what this mysterious patch of ice, snow and sand...

    Underwater 'storms' may hold key to melting Antarctic ice

    Underwater 'storms' may hold key to melting Antarctic ice
    Scientists using robotic ocean gliders to wander frigid Antarctic waters say they may have discovered a mechanism behind the melting of polar ice shelves – miniature submarine "storms" that are lobbing packets of warmer water toward the continent....

    Robot 'dolphins' give clues to Antarctic melt in data revolution

    Robot 'dolphins' give clues to Antarctic melt in data revolution
    Dolphin-sized robots are giving clues to a thaw of Antarctica's ice in a sign of how technology is revolutionizing data collection in remote polar regions, scientists said on Monday. An international study led by the California Institute of Technology...

    Rover disguised as penguin chick does research better than scientists

    Rover disguised as penguin chick does research better than scientists
    For decades, humans have built rovers to visit places we can't easily reach, including the moon and Mars. Now scientists have built a rover to explore another challenging target: colonies of adorable penguins. A team led by scientists from the...