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Logo Design: The Work of Deividas Bielskis

Time some sweet logo inspiration here at Abduzeedo! Today we're featuring the work of Lithuanian graphic designer Deividas Bielskis. He's specialized …

Graphic Design

5 People Who Are Pushing Technology That You Will Want To Work With Now

Here are some incredibly smart people that are pushing boundaries and/or doing some incredibly inventive things in emerging technology and other areas. Whether it’s healthcare, news or immersive technologies – these are the people you’ll be hearing a lot more from – collaborate with them now and be …

Peer-Reviewed

Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill”

In a new report, John Maeda explains why writing is a must-have skill for designers.<p>These days many designers can code–an increasingly important skill for landing a job. But few are just as fluent in their own language as they are in Javascript. That presents a serious problem in terms of design. …

UX Design

Seriously beautiful science cocktails will have you rethinking your alcohol choices

Innovating on the internet in the age of ‘grammable food and drink is a dastardly challenge but one drinking hole has taken science and our love for …

Chemistry

Why STEM subjects and fashion design go hand in hand

The fashion industry evokes images of impossibly beautiful people jet setting around the world in extravagant finery. Like a moth to the flames, it …

You Lose Consciousness Every Minute of Every Day Suggests New Study

The world surrounding you right now appears to be fully realized, perceived by you in a continuous stream of information. But a new study suggests …

Consciousness

Brain scans reveal how LSD alters your mind

The over-connected, psychedelic consciousness<p>The first brain scans of people on LSD have revealed that the drug causes different regions of the brain to become more entangled and connected. This, researchers think, may contribute to the experience of losing oneself that many drug users report — a …

Consciousness

How LSD Makes Your Brain One With The Universe

Some users of LSD say one of the most profound parts of the experience is a deep oneness with the universe. The hallucinogenic drug might be causing this by blurring boundaries in the brain, too.<p>The sensation that the boundaries between yourself and the world around you are erasing correlates to …

Consciousness

For the First Time, Scientists Have Imaged the Brain on LSD

The scientists hope their long-awaited study on LSD in humans will open the floodgates to further research into psychedelics.<p>Researcher, drug policy reformer, and Countess of Wemyss Amanda Feilding made a promise to Albert Hofmann, the "father of LSD," after meeting him in the 90s: She would carry …

Consciousness

We tested whether mental health workers were prejudiced against personality disorders – here's what we found

It has long been known that labels, such as mental health diagnoses, can lead people to jump to damaging and erroneous conclusions. The recent …

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers

If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our tests--which included 60 hours of research and 10 days of real-world testing--the Charge HR is more accurate at counting steps …

Wearable Tech

Almost everything we think we know about Osama bin Laden’s death is a lie, reports Sy Hersh

Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of US Navy SEALs was nothing at all like the official accounts given by the United States government and military, according to a controversial article in the London Review of Books by veteran investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh:<p>Rather than hiding in …

National Security

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

Happiness

Exclusive: Inside the Texas ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event as Shots Rang Out

As two gunmen opened fire on security outside a Dallas-area center hosting a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, The Daily Beast was barricaded inside …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

What we know, don't know about Freddie Gray's arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> New information released Thursday adds complexity, and even more questions, to the already confusing picture of what happened to Freddie Gray after his arrest.<p>The transport van that carried Gray made a previously unknown stop along its route from where he was arrested to the police station. …

Justice

The birth of the weather forecast

<b>The man who invented the weather forecast in the 1860s faced scepticism and even mockery. But science was on his side, writes Peter Moore.</b><p>One hundred and fifty years ago Admiral Robert FitzRoy, the celebrated sailor and founder of the Met Office, took his own life. One newspaper reported the news …

Weather

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers
Peter Thiel

Microsoft Band review: sensor-packed – if you don't mind looking like an offender

New fitness tracker is one of the most advanced available with all-day heart rate, GPS, skin temperature and stress sensors rolled into a chunky band<p>Microsoft’s first piece of wearable technology since the Spot smartwatch is a fitness tracker packed with 10 sensors, but does it put others to …

Fitness Technology

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

The New England Journal of Medicine

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

Melody on the menu: how a sprinkle of Mozart might give your meal zing

Psychologists have found that colours and certain types of music can enhance the enjoyment of wine and food<p>Professor Charles Spence is trying to come up with a sound for salty.<p>“We are not quite there yet,” says the Oxford academic. “Bitter, sweet, sour – we have those. But salty is the hardest …

Flute

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

Rare Earth

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Oxford University