Kira Nagai

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This Country Has A Style That's All Its Own

After five months of travel, we finally got to see some familiar faces again. Our dear friends from home had planned to take a vacation in December …

Japanese Bonsai Tree Takes a 10-Year Journey Around the Globe

Conceptual artist Azuma Makoto pushes the boundaries of traditional Japanese flower arrangement, taking his plant and flower designs to entirely new levels. Makoto's 10-year project <i>Shiki: Landscape and Beyond,</i> captures the journey of a Japanese white pine bonsai tree around (and above) the globe. …

Art

Fox gives 'The Martian' the full virtual-reality treatment

LAS VEGAS — 20th Century Fox teased <i>The Martian VR Experience</i> on the Samsung Gear VR last fall, but now it’s launching the real deal. The studio is …

The Martian Honest Trailer: Matt Damon Periscopes Everything

One of the favorites of critics and audiences alike in 2015 was <b>The Martian</b>, starring <b>Matt Damon</b>. The movie hits Blu-ray and DVD next week, so there’s …

Honest Trailer for Ridley Scott's THE MARTIAN

How Oliver Tarney designed the sound of 'The Martian's' monster villain: Mars

For Oliver Tarney, sound designer and supervising sound editor of<p>"The Martian,"the Red Planet was more than a landscape. It was a monster.<p>"There's no human that's a baddie or a villain in this piece, so Mars becomes the villain," said Tarney, whose job encompassed collecting or creating the sounds …

Golden Globes

Honest Trailers Gets To The Bottom Of All The Thrilling Math And Science In ‘The Martian’

Ridley Scott’s The Martian was a bit of surprise at the box office. Not due to the money it made, but instead due to it actually being good. As you likely read back during its release, it’s the proper prequel to Alien that Prometheus likely wanted to be. That or it’s just the movie Prometheus …

Matt Damon wasn't all alone as 'The Martian' — he had Ridley Scott close by

To hear them talk,<p>Ridley ScottandMatt Damonlearned a lot about each other while making"The Martian"last year. They had no choice, really. Damon spent all but a week of his eight-week shoot performing alone as stranded astronaut Mark Watney. Or rather, he spent most of his time saying all his lines …

Box Office

'The Martian': Matt Damon's scientist vs. U. of C. scientists

“The Martian,” starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded alone on Mars, is up for three Golden Globes this Sunday, including a nomination for director Ridley Scott, who stuck fairly close to his source material, the 2011 novel by Andy Weir — including the small detail that Damon’s character is a …

Matt Damon reacts to 'The Martian' getting a Golden Globe nomination — as a comedy

A man must survive after being stranded on Mars. That doesn't exactly sound like the plot summary of a musical or a comedy, but if you look at the Golden Globe nominations, that's the exact category where "The Martian" was placed.<p>Star Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott visited TODAY Wednesday and …

Year in review: Early human kin could shake up family tree

Scientists trying to untangle the human evolutionary family’s ancient secrets welcomed a new set of tantalizing and controversial finds this year. A …

Former NASA Engineer Explains the Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Science proves you can blast away the fog twice as fast.<p>Winter's here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you're …

Vietnam: Officials probe mysterious 'space balls'

<b>Defence officials in Vietnam are investigating the origin of three metal spheres which fell from the sky in the north of the country.</b><p>The largest object weighs about 45kg (99lb) and was found near a stream in Tuyen Quang province, the Thanh Nien News website reports. Another orb landed in local …

Netflix Goes Global: Now Available Everywhere Except China, North Korea, Crimea, And Syria

• Update 1: 2016/01/06 2:35pm PST The previous version of this story incorrectly concluded that all of Netflix's catalog would be available worldwide. …

Reported North Korean nuclear test signals snub of China, fraying ties

BEIJING — North Korea may have explained Wednesday’s announced hydrogen bomb test as a response to U.S. “hostility,” but experts say it may more accurately reflect deteriorating relations with China.<p>The question now is how Beijing will respond: not by abandoning its troublesome ally, experts agree, …

North Korea

Russian Soldiers Bring Profits to Syrian Business Owners

Middle East

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