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Liquid Jewel: Photos by Fabian Oefner

Liquid Jewel: Photos by Fabian Oefner <br>+<p>Colorful explosions captured after a balloon covered with paint is pricked with a needle.<p>This series is a …

The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately.<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

Welcome to the third installment of #ArtThursday! Today we make our way to National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland, home of "The Awakening." This dramatic sculpture, created in 1980 by J. Seward Johnson, Jr., is made of five separate pieces to give the impression of a giant struggling to free himself from the earth. The tallest piece of the aluminum sculpture is the arm, which extends 17 feet (5.2 meters) into the air. To see more photos of "The Awakening," tap the blue location link above. Photo by @heyterri.

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5 Cars That Defined the Woodie—and the 5 Worst Woodies Ever Made

Once the mark of quality craftsmanship, wood paneling on cars became a phony vinyl travesty in the 70s and 80s. We remember the glory days of the woodie—and the ignominious era of faux wood.<p>In the earliest days of the automobile, creating steel stampings for bodies was more expensive than making …

Classic Cars

8 Uncommonly Cool Children's Museums

(photo: Paul Specht/Boston Children's Museum)<p>While plenty of adult museums offer specific exhibits with kid appeal, there is a whole genre of museums that take child-friendliness to a much higher level. These institutions are specifically designed to engage the younger set through hands-on, …

Red Bull Billionaire Buys A New Million Dollar Extreme Submarine

Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz just dropped $1.7 million on a new extreme submarine. Part jet fighter<b>,</b> part great white shark, the DeepFlight Super Falcon glides underwater with the agility of a dolphin. Mateschitz hired Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the bespoke submersible for …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)

Sleep Under the Stars<p>Quilts and pillows may seem strange out in the open air, but not at one of these nine spectacular hotel suites. See …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Smartphones that learn!

As customizable as our smartphones might seem, we’re really limited to using the controls exactly how the manufacturer intends. This case-concept …

Wormworld Saga Digital Graphic Novel by Daniel Lieske

I truly admire people that go after their dreams. Seeing a personal project become reality is quite a feeling, even more when that project is pure …

Graphic Design

Daily Inspiration #1570

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 …

Digital Art

Breathtaking Autumn Colors Viewed Atop Oberg Mountain

In the United States, you'd be hard pressed to find a more majestic spot to see the splendor of fall than on top of Oberg Mountain in Minnesota. After a moderate three mile hike, you'll be amply rewarded with stunning views of Lake Superior, Oberg Lake, and Moose Mountain. Come in the fall, and …

Children's book illustrations depict a glorious, dangerous world

Readers are made in childhood (or debilitating illness, or prison, but for the sake of argument let's stick with childhood). And a huge part of early reading is, of course, the illustrations. Some embed themselves so deep into the imagination they can never be forgotten – Arthur Rackham's twisted …

Psychology's answer to trolling and online abuse

Do we each harbour a dark passenger? A malevolent psychopath? A fragile narcissist? Contrary to popular belief, decades of psychological research shows that anyone is capable of aggression, cruelty and violence. The "self" is a murky mixture of light and shade.<p>Lately the dark side seems to be …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the …

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A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

Cosmic rain over isle of Lindisfarne

Composite image capturing a night under the cosmic rain – aka last year’s Perseid meteor shower – on Lindisfarne off the northeast coast of …

Astronomy

Perseids: clear skies predicted for meteor shower over UK

Weather conditions are expected to be favourable for the Perseid meteor shower, which should give its best display from late Monday evening to early Tuesday morning, forecasters say.<p>Matt Dobson, of MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "It's looking pretty good for people …

Perseid meteor shower - in pictures

The Perseid meteor shower occurs every August with the best views on display Monday night, featuring as many as 60 meteors an hour visible to the naked eye<p>Have you ever taken a photo of a meteor? Share your images of shooting stars and fireballs with Guardian Witness

Language boosts invisible objects into visual awareness

The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said that, "the limits of my language mean the limits of my world," meaning that we can only understand the world through the language we use, and that if our language does not include words for some particular idea or concept, then that concept cannot …

6 Sky Events This Week: Perseids Peak, Cosmic Triangle and Rising Mars

<b>This week, skywatchers will be spoiled with jam-packed skies: meteors raining down, a moon-planet-star triangle and a large asteroid flyby.</b><p><b>Meteor Shower Peaks.</b> The year’s best-known celestial event officially peaks at 6 p.m. GMT Monday, August 12, when the Perseid meteor shower will produce …

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7 Awesome Photos Of The 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

Stargaze without leaving your laptop.<p>Missed the peak of the Perseid meteor shower last night, or just want to compare shots? Check out these lovely photos, shared by folks in several places throughout the Northern Hemisphere.<p>The Perseids occur annually from July to August, peaking one night in …

Giant’s Causeway | Northern Ireland (by Michael Breitung)

<b>Giant’s Causeway | Northern Ireland</b> (by Michael Breitung)