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New ‘Superbug’ Strain of Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics

Gonorrhea, a bacterial sexually transmitted infection, used to be easily treated with antibiotics. But now, a "superbug" strain of the STD has been found in Japan and scientists fear it could become a global public health threat.

"Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it," said Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria, who discovered the strain with Japanese colleagues.

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Japanese Scientists Use Human Waste to Create Meat [VIDEO]

If you weren’t vegetarian before, perhaps it’s time to make the switch. Scientists in Japan have now created a way to synthesize “beef steaks” from human feces. The discovery was made after a Tokyo sewage plant approached scientists, asking them if they could figure out a way to utilize all the sewage sludge lying around.

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Tokyo Named World’s Most Expensive City

You may have to dig deep into your pockets to get to Tokyo.

 

You may have to dig even deeper to stay.

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Japan Raises Nuclear Alert Level To Seven
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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Still Worsening

Japan's nuclear crisis continues to grow more dire. The rating of the exposure has been raised from 5 to 7 and is at the highest level we've seen from a plant under the International Atomic Energy Agency. With the continued amount of radiation being leaked, there are fears that Japan's nuclear disaster could reach Chernobyl level catastrophe. What can be done to contain the radiation?

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Japan’s 7.4 Aftershock VIDEO

Japan is still feeling aftershocks from the massive earthquake nearly a month ago. Early this morning an aftershock measured at 7.4 was shaking much of northeast Japan and here is a video of the tremor

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Japan Looks To Extend Evacuation Zone

The crises in Japan continues with focus on the Nuclear Plant in Fukushima. Monitoring the seawater's level of radioactive material, officials are debating whether to extend the danger zone to a 25 mile radius.

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Japan’s Ongoing Nuclear Disastor, And U.S. Aid

Japan is still in the early stages of dealing with the crises of the earthquake and the nuclear powerplant melt down. The officials are exploring the plan of putting a protective tarp over the failing reactors and pumping the contaminated water into a barge to be safely removed. Watch this video of a Japanese official explaining the situation and how quickly the radioactive material will naturally diminish to a safe level.

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Bozeman Raises $13,000 for Japan

Bozeman's community (you guys!) raised over $13,000 in relief money for Japan this past Saturday with a food drive at I-Ho's Korean Grill. Noriko Ishibashi, I-Ho  Pomeroy, Ted Watanabe, and Masaki Uchida were the organizers of the food sale.

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Japan’s Radiation Levels On The Citizen Level

RDTN.org is a site set up by a group of Oregonians to give average citizens the power to monitor the radiation levels in Japan. Citizens across the country are submitting their reading off of their radiation measuring devices to this website. While it relies on the accuracy of each person, the data is very interesting.

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Japan: Searching For Anything

As the searching continues in Japan for survivors and the deceased, the rural areas hit hard by the tsunami are becoming increasingly more and more difficult for extraction. Searchers estimate they have only covered about 20% of the landscape and it's almost too difficult in some areas for the search teams to reach

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