Mikhail Baryshnikov + Youssou N’Dour = Praemium Imperiale

The Praemium Imperiale styles itself as Japan’s royal answer to Norway’s Nobel Prize. It identifies — and doles out awards to — some of the world’s greatest artists in the categories not recognized by the Nobel Prize. These fields of artistic endeavor are Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music, and Theatre/Film. Read More

Juno spacecraft’s close approach to Jupiter

Once every 53 days the Juno spacecraft swings close to Jupiter, speeding over its clouds Read More

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NASA’s space station flight over the Bahamas

NASA IMAGE OF THE DAY |  One of the most recognizable points on the Earth for astronauts to photograph is the Bahamas. Randy Bresnik of NASA shared this Aug. 13 photo from the International Space Station, saying, “The stunning Bahamas were a real treat for us. The vivid turquoise of the water over the reef was absolutely… Read More