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In cute-obsessed Japan, capsule toys play big in age of social media

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:43 PM

One store, in Tokyo's famous Akihabara electronics district, is crammed with around 500 capsule toy vending machines stretching out as far as the eye can see

'KAWAII' OR CUTE. This picture taken on November 14, 2017, shows vending machines containing various series of capsule toys at a store in Tokyo's Akihabara district. Capsule toys have been around for more than 40 years but the craze really took off in 2012 when Tokyo-based manufacturer Kitan Club launched its "Koppu no Fuchico" ("Fuchico at the edge of a glass"). Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

'Mystery' signal from space is solved. It's not aliens

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:11 AM

The best explanation is that the signals are transmissions from one or more geostationary satellites says the director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory

SOLVED. A 'Weird!' signal reportedly detected from dwarf star Ross 128 may most likely be interference from one or more geostationary satellites, says astronomers. Photo from

Little Mix is coming to Manila

Dec 14, 2015 - 10:04 AM

The British girl group is heading to Manila this 2016

LITTLE MIX. The British girl group is hitting Manila this 2016. Screengrab from Instagram/littlemix

Crazy celebrity name-a-likes: Humans of New York edition

Apr 08, 2015 - 9:16 PM

Remember the Filipino version of this? We re clearly not alone

5 Internet sites where it gets pretty weird

Nov 30, 2013 - 8:31 PM

The Internet may be strange enough as it is but here are 5 sites that show you just how weird things can get