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Japan Discovers How to Keep Popsicles From Melting

And it was completely by accident

(Newser) - Eating ice cream on a hot summer's day presents something of a challenge—one must tackle the meltiest spots fast enough, before the treat becomes a mess on the ground. But this summer in Japan, people are enjoying better living through chemistry with a new type of popsicle that... More »

Japan Pulls 2 Survivors From Rubble

Eighty-year-old and grandson rescued after 9 days

(Newser) - An 80-year-old woman and her 16-year-old grandson emerged today from the rubble in northeastern Japan, nine days after the 9.0 earthquake that leveled their two-story house. The teen, Jin Abe, finally managed to pull himself out of the wreckage, and authorities spotted him waving for help from the collapsed... More »

2K Bodies Found in Battered Region of Japan

Adds to confirmed quake toll of 1,597

(Newser) - Some 2,000 bodies were found today on the coast of Japan’s Miyagi prefecture, adding to the confirmed quake death toll of 1,597, with 1,481 people confirmed missing. More than 1,000 bodies drifted ashore in the area, and another thousand were found in the town of... More »

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