- The Bulava missile was fired from a Russian submarine near Finland and it hit a target near Japan.
- Nearly 2,500 police and military officials are searching for the missing people, and more than 4,000 people have been told to evacuate.
- An asteroid the size of a school bus passed close to Earth on Saturday.
- The United Nations plans to set up an asteroid defense group that will spearhead missions to deflect dangerous asteroids.
- Britain’s X-files, a team of experts and historians from the Natural History Museum who investigate bizarre phenomena in the UK, are truly stumped by a strange, gooey substance they call “space slime.”
- Chinese consumers purchased 11.3 million cars in the first eight months of 2013; U.S. buyers bought 10.6 million.
- A group is laying the groundwork for a "dark tourism" site at Japan's crippled (and radioactive) Fukushima nuclear plant.
- A 388-year-old rare, Japanese White Pine Bonsai tree that survived the Hiroshima atomic blast in 1945 has been deemed a "Hiroshima Survivor."
- Kimura is not only the oldest person in the world; he is also believed to be the longest-lived human being in recorded history.
- He just might be the luckiest man in the world.
- The new Japanese government vows to reconsider the old administration's promise to phase out nuclear energy.
- As Japan struggles to define its approach to nuclear power after Fukushima, today's Hiroshima anniversary recalls just how risky nuclear technology can be.
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- Renesas Electronics and two other big Japanese chip makers are in talks to combine their struggling system chip operations in a government-backed deal, sources said, as pressure mounts for drastic reforms to confront stiff global competition.