Polar lows — intense maritime storms that are sometimes dangerous — form near Canada without anyone noticing.
The group has been at pains to stress it is not fundamentally about countering the 'Chinese threat'. But of course, that is primarily what it is about.
On the surface, Japan and the US are firm friends. But there are some interesting dynamics at play.
The rush to evacuate communities and abandon nuclear energy was understandable, but an error.
On the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, two experts explain why human choices are more important to nuclear safety than technology, and why the job is far from finished.
Seeking isolation can lead to creativity and a deeper understanding of oneself, as these artworks show.
Aftershocks of a major earthquake can continue for years or even decades.
Cancelling the Tokyo games would be yet another blemish for the new government and could doom its chances in the next election later this year.
Like a Rorschach test, the incident offers limitless interpretations. But newly published photographs of Yukio Mishima in his final weeks alive show an artist obsessed with scripting out death.
These countries forged their own path on coronavirus and attributed early successes to national character. Now they are facing more cases and deaths than ever.
If the building blocks of life were present at the time that Earth was born, this could mean life is common in the universe.
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Medieval Japanese poets and philosophers sought different ways of dealing with disasters and tragedies.
The hibakusha (survivors) of the 1945 bombings have been among the most tireless campaigners for the treaty. The Japanese government, however, has not supported it.
How does Victoria’s response to a second COVID-19 wave compare internationally? Very favourably - only a handful of other jurisdictions have enjoyed anything like the same level of effectiveness.
Japan's plan is a terrible idea, but so is our government's plan to send nuclear waste to South Australia temporarily.
The new Japanese prime minister, Yoshihide Suga's rejection of six scientists nominated for an advisory panel has raised concerns over academic freedom.
Suga has a strict work ethic, rising at 5am each day. He will need to work hard to hang on to the prime ministership at a bumpy time for Japan.
The condition that has caused Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, to resign.
Abe restored mild economic growth to Japan and enhanced the country's position on the global stage, but his handling of the coronavirus pandemic was widely criticised.