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Taking the High Road: Tibet Invests in 53 New School Buses

The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round... even in Tibet, “the roof of the world”. The recent purchase of 53 new school buses by local authorities in Lhasa means many students in far-flung farming regions will ride to and from school in style (and safety) for the very first time.

Eco-Friendly Oil-Filled Space Heaters Exude Retro Radiator Styling

Cool heaters! The FZ Series Oil Radiator Heaters from Japan's Eureks may look film-noir retro but look beyond their finned skins and you'll find environmentally friendly, non-polluting, oil-filled space heaters designed to match the needs of today's power-saving, post-nuclear Japanese households.

DIY Theremin Kit from Japan Makes Sounds Only Lenin Could Love

The Gakken Theremin Mini DIY Kit is the ideal holiday gift for your niece or nephew provided you can't stand their parents. They say Lenin loved the theremin's eerie sound the first time he heard it, so full Marx to him.

China Farms Out Human Milk Production

Human milk? At my supermarket? It's more likely than you think, thanks to China's genetically engineered cows.

Campbell's Noodle Chicken, the Cup Noodle Without the Can

Cross Campbell's classic canned Chicken Noodle Soup with Japan's iconic rehydrate-able Cup Noodle ramen and what do you get? Campbell's Noodle Chicken, of course, and you CAN get it... but only at Japanese Costco stores.

10 Overly Cute Japanese School Buses That Go the Extra Smile

Too cute for school? Not in Japan, where settling at mere cuteness means you're not trying hard enough. That high-pitched sound you're hearing isn't a school bus in need of a brake job, just its pint-sized passengers squealing "KAWAII!" in unison.

Video Game Therapy For 'Lazy Eye' Gets Cooperation From Kids

Until now, a condition known as 'lazy eye,' or amblyopia, was considered virtually un-reparable after the age of 10.  But Dr. Somen Ghosh has used an ingenious and no doubt, immensely fun, treatment for lazy eye - video games - and it has shown promise in his test groups.

 


Sanrio Hello Kitty Monster Collection Introduces 5 Cute Scaredy Cats

Hallow Kitty? Just in time for Halloween, Japan's favorite friendly feline gets her horror on. The Sanrio Hello Kitty Monster Collection scares up 5 BOO-tiful plush dolls modeled after classic fright film stars Frankenstein, The Mummy and more.

Flu-fighting Egg Yolk Antibody Lozenges Help Lick Influenza

Anti-influenza lozenges made with egg yolk antibodies are now being sold in Japan, just in time for flu season. The lifesaver-shaped "Barrifull" lozenges are said to be particularly effective when you're stuck in a crowd of coughing, sneezing commuters.

Teens With Social Anxiety Disorder At High Risk For Alcohol & Drug Abuse

A study published online October 17, 2011 in the journal Pediatrics indicates that teens with social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, tend not to receive treatment for this psychiatric disorder because parents and teachers may assume the teens are just very shy.  But shyness is not even a prerequisite for the determination of social anxiety disorder....