Stephen Hawking attends a launch event for a new award for science communication, called the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication, in London in December 2015. © Reuters

Physicist Stephen Hawking, who conquered the stars, dies at 76

  • Japan's university startups top 2,000 for first time

    Ventures in biotech and health care outnumber IT fledglings

  • Race on to deliver doping-free Tokyo Olympics

    New tests required to catch cheats using blood, gene and brain techniques

  • Study finds new superbug typhoid strain behind Pakistan outbreak

  • China reports first human case of H7N4 bird flu

  • Fujifilm to partner with Takeda on regenerative heart medicine

    Clinical trials scheduled for drug that uses induced pluripotent stem cells

  • As space race heats up, Japan needs to find its booster

    China and India are keen to put people into space, while Tokyo checks its wallet

  • Drugmakers are drawn to Japan's laboratory in space

    Weightlessness an advantage in quest to find causes of diseases

  • Researcher at Kyoto Univ.'s iPS institute falsifies data for paper

  • Japan's Epsilon-3 rocket puts satellite in orbit

    Space agency foresees greater demand for lower-cost satellite launches

  • The quest for the see-through body

    New 'tissue-clearing' methods will help detect cancer by revealing tumors

  • Japan nuclear watchdog reviews quake-resistance evaluation method

    Major plants in Kyushu potentially affected

  • Alibaba, Naver, Didi battle for AI talent

    In L.A., tech titans face off at an aggressive recruitment tournament

  • Japanese rocket positions 2 satellites in different orbits

    Launch points the way to multiple satellite delivery with one rocket

  • Japanese venture uses LED tech to triple soybean yield

    Hokkaido company spurs growth by drying roots under special lights

  • Nobel laureate asks Fujifilm to keep licensing fees low

    Stem cell pioneer wary of patent fees impeding regenerative medicine

  • New engine could make or break Japan's rocket program

    Bid to catch up with next-generation rivals rests on critical testing phase

  • New gadget to show when your brain works best

    Cerebral activity displayed through light and sound to boost productivity

  • Online retailer Rakuten buys into US cancer treatment venture

    CEO Mikitani, himself Aspyrian Therapeutics' top investor, sees synergies

  • Brainlike atomic switches look destined to replace semiconductors

    Japan-developed tech comes in small, durable, energy-saving packages