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The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best images from around the world this weekend, from tribal ceremonies to debutante balls

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

South Korea’s first—and only—astronaut just quit her job, ending the country’s manned space program

It was something of a lark all along.<p>South Korea started its space program in 2006 with a national search for qualified astronaut candidates. The country doesn’t have the technological infrastructure to blast a human into orbit, but it partnered with Russia—as does the US, for now—to send the …

Space Travel

onOne Software is Giving Away Its $100 Perfect Effects 8 Software for Free… Again

Just in case you missed your chance when onOne Software ran this deal the first time a few months back, the company is yet again giving away its …

Massive 'Florida red tide' is now 90 miles long and 60 miles wide

There's a massive red tide blooming off the coast of southwestern Florida and it appears to be growing.<p>The red tide is patchy, but researchers say it stretches an amazing 60 miles wide and 90 miles long in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>Just a few weeks ago it was reported to be 50 miles wide and 80 miles long.<p>…


Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including a festival in Nepal, Lady Gaga in Tokyo and baby pandas in China