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19 Incredibly Impressive Students At Harvard

Narrowing down the 6,700-person student body to just a handful of go-getters was a challenge John Harvard himself wouldn't have struggled with any less. We spoke with campus leaders, sought the counsel of student journalists, and combed the internet to find the 19 Harvard College undergrads who …

High School

How the iPhone 6 literally pays for itself

If the new Apple Pay system delivers on its promise, financial transactions will be revolutionised<p>On Tuesday, the church of Apple held its annual convention in San Francisco. Legions of the faithful, carefully vetted, were assembled in a darkened auditorium. The atmosphere was not quite as …

Ted Cruz's Dad: "The Average Black Does Not" Understand The Minimum Wage Is Bad

"And then I said, 'Did you know that every member of the Ku Klux Klan were Democrats from the South?' 'Oh, I didn't know that.' You know, they need to be educated."<p>The father of Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said black people "need to be educated" about Democrats, so that they will vote …

Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to …

When NASA Launched Stardust, They Had No Way To Retrieve Its Samples

This space probe has a dirty little secret.<p>On August 14, researchers from University California, Berkeley, announced an amazing discovery from NASA’s Stardust probe: During its deep space voyage, the ship had captured seven tiny pieces of interstellar rocks, making them the first confirmed samples …

We Now Know A Lot More About Edward Snowden's Epic Heist — And It's Troubling

Edward Snowden's in-depth interview with James Bamford of Wired offers details about his last job as a contractor for the NSA in Honolulu, which raise disconcerting questions about the motives of the former systems administrator.<p>While working at two consecutive jobs in Hawaii from March 2012 to May …

Surveillance

Enchanting Trio of Treehouses Each Have a Uniquely Cozy Feel

Atlanta, Georgia-based environmentalist Peter Bahouth grew up having a treehouse and has fond memories of it. As an adult, he wanted to recreate this special place, so he partnered with local builder Nick Hobbs to design and construct his vision. Bahouth had previously purchased a lot of land next …

Treehouses

Vigil Turns to Protests and Looting After Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Teenager

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A weekend of demonstrations following the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri …

No Knobs, No Problem!

The <i>Little Twist</i> Faucet is just that: a twist on the bathroom fixture that focuses on minimalism and functionality! Rather than knobs and handles that …

Daily Inspiration #1840

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 …

Graphic Design

Wheel to the Rescue

The RollEvac military vehicle concept uses biomimicry to aid in time-sensitive rescue and evacuation operations in combat situations. Inspired by the …

GameStop Says Two-Thirds Of Their Customers Don't Understand What 'Trade-In' Means

According to an internal memo obtained by Kotaku, GameStop is about to simplify their trade-in policies, offering more money for games with less confusing options for trades.<p>Given that the used game economy is still in full-swing as all new-gen consoles still use discs (and Microsoft didn’t end up …

The lavish homes of American archbishops

Clearly, "lifestyles of the rich and religious" doesn't cut it for Pope Francis.<p>The pontiff has said it "breaks my heart" to see priests and nuns driving the latest-model cars.<p>He's blasted "airport bishops" who spend more time jet-setting than tending to their flocks.<p>And he's warned against church …

The 10 Biggest Nostalgia Triggers in Guardians of the Galaxy

<i>Starman</i><p>John Stamos<p>Like most things Marvel Studios touch these days, <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> is an unmitigated success. The film netted an estimated $94 million at the US box office its opening weekend, making it the biggest August opening of all time and the third biggest opening of 2014 (behind</i> …

Harrison Ford

Bill Murray Will Play Baloo In Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Remake

Damn you, Disney. There is no reason why I, an adult man, should be excited for a live-action/animated remake of <i>The Jungle Book</i>, but like Bagheera when he finally eats Mowgli (that’s how <i>The Jungle Book</i> ends, right?), I am. Not because I can’t wait to see how GRITTY director Jon Favreau makes it, …

When presidents lie to make a war

Fifty years on we know the trigger for war with Vietnam was a fiction. Will it be another 50 before we know the truth about Iraq?<p>Once there was a president who warned the world about conduct his government would not tolerate. And when this “red line” was crossed, or seemed to be, he took the US to …

Without Realizing It, Russian Soldiers Are Proving Vladimir Putin Is Lying About Eastern Ukraine

But in the case of some Russian soldiers, their urge to share has serious geopolitical consequences, as a few have been revealing their presence in or near eastern Ukraine whether they realize it or not.<p>It's an open secret that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are linked to Russian …

Russia

20 Head-Scratchingly Ridiculous Vintage Movie Posters You've Probably Never Seen Before

After World War II, my step-grandfather (married to my maternal grandmother) worked in the movie poster industry for decades, on the printing side. Before I was born, he'd bring my mother extra posters that I wish <i>so hard</i> she had kept. There are some absolutely incredible vintage movie posters.<p>But …

Posters

Canvas fingerprinting is tracking you, and you don't even know what it is

Canvas fingerprinting?<p>Popular, heavily trafficked websites are increasingly turning to “canvas fingerprinting” in order to track your online movements. Canvas fingerprinting is extremely hard to block, hard to detect, and has become a unique identifier that logs your ‘Net history as you jump from …

Imoji Lets You Turn Just About Anything Into Customized Emoji

Unicode updated last month to include 250 new emoji characters— among them a middle finger, finally! — but emoji users have asked Apple to diversify the still-limited number of emoji, asking specifically for gender and racial diversity.<p>Enter imoji.<p>A free iPhone app that turns your photos into …

Apps

Hilton will soon turn your smartphone into your hotel room key

Similar to the keyless entry pilot program launched by Starwood earlier this year, hotel giant Hilton plans on upgrading rooms with new technology …

Hospitality

Rand Paul Rolls Out Crack Cocaine Disparity Bill In Pitch To Black Voters

"Three out of four people in prison right now for nonviolent crimes are black or brown. Our prisons are bursting with young men of color and our communities are full of broken families. Yet studies show that white kids use illegal drugs just as much," Paul said.<p>Drug reform advocates argue these …

Rand Paul

Sexting with a bot: Exploring tech and intimacy with dirty messages

I've been in many awkward situations, but sexting 5 feet from a coworker is what I'd call a landmark. I type out a tame message — "take me to your bed" — and wait nervously for a response.<p>Clutched in both hands, my phone suddenly feels like a taboo token, a dirty magazine I'm amazed no one has …

FDA Says More Than 300 More Vials Found Alongside Smallpox

Researchers who found glass vials of live smallpox in a federal government lab also found more than 300 vials labeled as other potentially deadly germs, including dengue fever, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. "The investigation found 12 boxes containing a total of 327 carefully …

Public Health

Scientists Prepare to Release Hundreds of Thousands of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Into The USA

Hundreds of thousands of mutated mosquitoes could soon be unleashed in Florida, but don’t worry: scientists say they have a plan.<p>It might sound like …

Secret selfies in the 1950s: Vivian Maier's photography – in pictures

The elusive Vivian Maier is a photographer no one had heard of before 2007, when some of the over 100,000 pictures she took of American life in the 1950s turned up at an auction house in Chicago. Maier, who died in 2009, was a nanny and carer by trade. Her extraordinary pictures contain contrast, …

Between Home and Here

Project info<p>Affiliation with place and its self-defining quality is a feeling that is all too familiar. In the past year, I have made frequent visits to the one place I vowed to stay away from: home.<p>This work is about intimacy and the exchanging of experience that is found between personal human …

Louisville

Nudes

Project info<p>In my nudes, my emphases are mood, character, geometrically compelled composition, grace, and sensuality. I'm most influenced by Renaissance and Expressionist painting and by mid-century fine art, fashion, and portrait photography. I aim for simplicity of line and a visceral sense of …

Art

Military Generals Take Stand Against Barack Obama

Many Americans have reached the conclusion that President Obama harbors a dislike and disrespect for our military. That in and of itself wouldn’t be …