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This delicate Japanese sand art might be your new favorite stress reliever

The next time you get into an artsy mood, you might want to try sunae, a type of Japanese art where you use shiny, colorful sand to paint pictures. …


The most expensive material in the world costs $145 million per gram

Scientists at Oxford University in the UK announced that a spin-off lab called Designer Carbon Materials is now producing endohedral fullerenes, and they recently sold off their first sample of the material to the tune of $US 32,000 for 200 micrograms (1 microgram = one-millionth of a gram), which …

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See The Winning Photos From Our Blue Moon Instagram Contest

The next one isn’t until 2018<p>The only way to really see a blue moon is after an event like a volcanic eruption or a wildfire pollutes the sky. Particles of ash 1 micron thick — which are about 100 times smaller than the width of a human hair — can block red light, letting blue light pass through so …

Playfully Quirky Cabins Are Tiny Homes with Big Personalities

Fourth generation wood-working artisan Dan Pauly transforms reclaimed wood into diminutive cabins that look like they're straight out of a fairy tale. Whether it's a sauna, outhouse, shed, or actual home, the craftsman is able to create structures that are reminiscent of a Tim Burton film–offering …


Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free

Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a mix of common drugs, including those for acne, insomnia and high blood pressure, as revealed in a new documentary. Could this approach work for others?<p>ONE day, some two decades ago, Ben Williams set out from …


Rescued Canine Gets an Incredible Dog House Modeled After the "Up" Home

Two years ago, a sweet abandoned dog found a home with a man named Steve Minty. He's a huge fan of the Pixar film <i>Up</i>, and he even named his canine pal “Dug” after the beloved dog character. And now, Dug has a fantastic new home fit for her name. Minty's best friend, Esteban, nominated him for the …


New Beautifully Dream-Like Photos by Katharina Jung

When we first introduced the work of 20-year-old German photographer Katharina Jung, she was in the midst of a year-long project where she produced an image each week during 2014. Luckily for us, the year has come and gone, and we're pleased to share some of the other fantastic photos that she …


Articles about 1920s bungalow plus modern addition equals perfect austin home on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up with a home that was too terrific to let go.<p>Modern maker Jeran McConnel believes that simplicity is key in creating small spaces that carry big impact; her bathroom...<p>A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to …


The 16 Most Bizarre (But Beautiful) Homes We've Ever Seen

As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at 16 innovative, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind homes and what makes them stand out<p>As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. …

Captivating Illustrations of Classic Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm

Once upon a time, <b>fairy tales</b> were stories intended for adults. They do not necessarily have the happy endings Disney has led us to believe. In those …

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Mind-Boggling Optical Illusion Graffiti Looks Like It Floats In Mid-Air

Hand-Carved Wooden Sculpture of a Monk Distorted by Glitches

Perth, Australia-based artist Paul Kaptein explores themes of emptiness and time in his new sculpture titled <i>and in the endless sounds there came a pause</i>. Hand-carved from jelutong, a Malaysian wood, the work depicts a monk-like figure sitting in a meditative pose, his body and features distorted by …


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Daily Inspiration #1929

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Because it's Wednesday, we bring you an epic portrait of Darth Vader (and others). More via the link in our profile. 📷by Sacha Goldberger. #starwars

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Backpacking Under the Super Moon - Mount Baker Wilderness, Washington

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Japanese Pet Owners Discover IKEA Doll Beds Are Cool For Cats

Kitty beds don’t have to cost a fortune, especially because most cats would rather hang out in a cardboard box than on some fancy bed, but if you’re …