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Tokyo Fashion News

Posted on September 26, 2016 in<p>Legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto will have a popup shop at LaForet Harajuku in October, 2016.<p>Posted …

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13’s battles attempt to tone down difficulty

The one-woman battle system of <i>Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13</i> is part of Square Enix's effort to make the game's battle system easier, producer Yoshinori Kitase told Siliconera.<p>In <i>Lightning Returns</i>, players will take control of Lightning alone in a wardrobe-based battle system. According to …

Persona 3 movie trailer features fights and familiar scenes

A new Japanese trailer for <i>Persona 3: The Movie</i> includes several scenes taken straight from the game, along with brief fights and more.<p><i>Persona 3: The Movie</i> is the first of what is expected to be several productions. The film was announced in June 2012 as part of the final scene in <i>Persona 4 The</i> …

Apple acquires Kinect company for US$345m

<b>Apple has reportedly acquired PrimeSense, the Israeli company responsible for the technology in Microsoft's Kinect camera.</b><p>According to a report in …

Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target Black Friday game deals revealed

Retailers Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target have announced their spread of Black Friday gaming deals, joining GameStop and Toys R Us, which disclosed their promotions earlier. Hardware and software deals abound at all three retailers, though shoppers hunting for an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 should …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

The Essentials: Fall Denim

Shop a complete, inspired denim wardrobe.<p>As any true denim connoisseur knows, high-waisted ankle skinnies are very different than dark pencil cuts. In the spirit of having our bases covered, find the 12 essential styles for a full fall denim wardrobe, inspired by the girls who wear them well.

Time-Saving Ideas For Your Easiest Holiday Ever

You can have it all this holiday – great decor, gifts for everyone on your list, and a fabulous party – with a lot less stress. All it takes is some clever planning.<p><b>1. Have Your Tree Delivered</b><p>Skip a trip to the nursery and have your tree delivered instead.Mountain Star Farms, the 11-time New …

Ina Garten's 10 Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

The Barefoot Contessa shares her genius 10-step game plan to a calm holiday.Be sure to check out Ina's foolproof Thanksgiving menu of simple, elegant …

WATCH: Party Countdown With Cassandra LaValle

The editor behind Coco+Kelley shares her chic, 15-minutes-to-go routine<p><i>Expertise by Cassandra LaValle of Coco+Kelley; dessert plates in Dot and Dash, Pavilion, and Brushstroke by Oscar de la Renta.</i>

The Most Stylish Gifts for Under $100

Our favorite fashionable gifts that won't break the bank.<p>Not sure what to give this holiday season? From chic accessories to cozy pajamas and luxe coffee table books, these are the most stylish gifts to give every woman on your list for under $100.

Street Style: London Fashion Week Street Spring 2014

Astronomers Discover the Most Distant Galaxy Yet

Its light blasted into space when the universe was only 700 million years old.<p><b>Astronomers have found a galaxy 13.1 billion light-years from Earth, making it officially the most distant object ever detected.</b><p>A faint, infrared speck of light from this ancient galaxy, called z8_GND_5296, was spotted …

A Historian’s Perspective on “12 Years a Slave”

Changing Planet<p>In 1853, Solomon Northup published a harrowing tale of being kidnapped and sold into slavery despite being born a free man. Last week, film director Steve McQueen brought Northup’s words to life with the box office hit <i>12 Years A Slave</i>. Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson, an African American …

Alien Planet Count Passes a Thousand

Number of confirmed exoplanets soars past milestone.<p><b>The grand tally of planets we now know exist beyond our solar system—also known as exoplanets—has climbed past a thousand, according to the online Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia.</b><p>After just two decades of hunting, this symbolic milestone was …

Planetary Habitability

Russia Floats Plan for Nuclear Power Plants at Sea

Arctic oil and gas exploration provides impetus for seaborne stations.<p><b>Back in the early 1970s, U.S. utility companies, frustrated with growing public unease about nuclear power that made it difficult for them to find sites for new plants, came up with a wild brainstorm. Why not put full-sized</b> …

An Explorer’s Top 5 iPhone Apps for Adventure

Apps for modern backpackers, urban travelers, and even astronauts to get un-lost, document and share their journeys, and enjoy the adventurous life.<p>I pack my backpack as light as possible and with old, well-trusted gear. Not one to obsess over the latest trends or that loves to shop, I don’t claim …

Rapid Reflections on Russia

<i>From October 18 to 22, 2013, I had an opportunity to participate in an intensive series of meetings and site visits organized by the World Economic Forum’s network of “Young Global Leaders.” Special thanks to the program organizers Yana Peel and Yan Yanovskiy who graciously hosted the program. The</i> …

Saudi Women Plan Protest Against Driving Ban

On October 26, Saudi women will take the wheel despite severe penalties.<p><b>"Teach me how to drive." The text message came recently from a friend on my mobile phone.</b><p>In most parts of the world, there would be nothing unusual in the request. But this plea came from a Saudi woman dreaming of the day when …

Top 10 Historic Trail Drives

Travel<p>Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.<p><i>From the October 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>and the National Geographic book</i> Drives of a Lifetime<p><b>Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.</b><p><b>George Washington Memorial Parkway,</b> …


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Kakenya Ntaiya: Bringing Education to Kenya's Girls

She defied local tradition, got an education, and now crusades to bring the same opportunities to the girls of her homeland.<p><b>Kakenya Ntaiya, a pioneering education activist in Kenya and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, is one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2013, putting her in the running for</b> …

Pictures: Mirror Beams Light to Norwegian Town in Winter for First Time

Thanks to new big mirrors called heliostats, the town of Rjukan, Norway, west of Oslo, is getting sunlight beamed down to the square from surrounding mountains.

75 Years Since "War of the Worlds" Broadcast, Hoaxes Live On

The 1938 radio program panicked America. Or did it? Could the same happen today?<p><b>October 30, 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles's infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast.</b>

New “Flexible” Power Plants Sway to Keep Up with Renewables

As the use of renewable power on the electric grid ramps up, utilities are turning to technology that makes it easier for natural gas to smooth out the bumps in supply.<p><b>Shifting rapidly with the weather, the supply of renewable power can be quite changeable. Most power plants, however, are anything</b> …