May 26, 2017

Jupiter’s complex transient auroras

Combined observations from three spacecraft show that Jupiter’s brightest auroral features recorded to date are powered by both the volcanic moon Io and interaction with the solar wind.

May 19, 2017

In a neutron-rich tin nucleus, electromagnetism can win over the strong force


Scientists have found that high-energy gamma rays are emitted in the decay of a certain excited nucleus in competition with neutron emission, the decay mode mediated by the much stronger strong nuclear force.

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April 27, 2017

Celebrating RIKEN’s hundredth birthday

More than 600 guests from around the world came to the Tokyo International Forum on April 26 for an event to celebrate the centennial of RIKEN.

April 11, 2017

Third RIKEN-Academia Sinica Joint Conference

At the conference held on RIKEN's Wako campus, scientists from the two institutes gave a series of presentations centered around the field of chemical biology.

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RIKEN Research

Natural born cancer killers

A better understanding of how natural killer T cells that prevent tumors develop could lead to more effective treatment

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