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Top 10 Scottish castle stays

You may have to camp or self-cater, but all of these Scottish castles offer a chance to stay in splendid surrounds at (relatively) affordable prices<p>Blair Castle, Perthshire (woodland lodges)<p>Blair Castle in bucolic Perthshire, the seat of the Dukes of Atholl since medieval times, wouldn’t look out …

Milky Way Punier Than We Thought

Changing Planet<p>This wide-angle view looks toward the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. Courtesy David Talent/NOAO/AURA/NSF<p><b>Looks like our home galaxy, the Milky Way, has gone on the ultimate weight-loss program, according to astronomers.</b><p>According to a new supercomputer simulation, it turns out …

China's tainted meat scandal explained

McDonald's restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.<p>The fast food giant is enormously popular in China where it has 2,000 outlets, each one typically overflowing with hungry crowds.<p>But many McDonald's addicts have been forced to go cold turkey as numerous branches …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity

How to Cook Tuna Steak | Jamie Oliver

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

Landscape Photography

Revenue from the Google Play store will overtake Apple’s app store in 2018

The Google Play Store mobile app revenue will catch up to Apple’s App Store in 2018, according to Radio Free Mobile analyst Richard Windsor. The sheer magnitude of Android’s 80% market share is driving app revenue growth despite lower per capita spending by Android users.<p>If Clay Christensen is …

Apps

The World's Best Airlines

The airline took the top spot from Emirates, which ranked fourth on this year's list from leading airline reviewer Skytrax. The ranking is based on a survey filled out by nearly 19 million customers, and covers both full-service and budget airlines across 41 metrics related to product and …

Malaysia Airlines

17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous.<p>There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards -- like not hiring anyone who attended a …

Employment

Sublime sunsets around the world

From New Zealand to Kansas, see dramatic colours paint the horizon as the landscape transitions from day to night.

New Zealand

IBM's Watson Is Now Inventing Recipes in Bon Appetit Project

IBM has found a new partner for its supercomputer called Watson: Bon Appetit magazine.<p>Together the companies are introducing the beta version of a …

Where colonial meets controversial

In a former no-go neighbourhood of San Juan, artists are transforming derelict building facades into vibrant murals that tell the story of the island better than any museum.

Streetwear

OLTU Fridge Keeps Your Fruits and Vegetables Fresh Longer

<b>OLTU Fridge</b> utilizes the heat produced from the back of your fridge, wasted energy, and transforms it to cool the “totem” of vegetables and fruits …

Vegetables

Earth’s most otherworldly sites

From Fly Geyser in Nevada to the Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan, few places garner the status of being completely surreal, as if from a different planet.

National Parks

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

How Cities Use Design to Drive Homeless People Away

Saying "you're not welcome here"—with spikes.<p>Earlier this month, someone tweeted a picture of a series of metal spikes built into the ground outside a London apartment building.<p>The spikes were intended to discourage homeless people from sleeping in the area, and their presence sparked a public …

This University Is Adding The Video Game 'League Of Legends' To Its Athletics Program

And now Robert Morris University Illinois wants to prep students on their journey to becoming video game playing superstars.<p>The school announced today that it's adding eSports to its athletic program. And more specifically, the school is building a varsity team to play "League of Legends" as part …

College & University

Painted ladies: why women get tattoos

Why are so many women getting tattoos? Eight inked women reveal the appeal of permanent markings. Photographs by Christina Theisen and Eleni Stefanou<p>The first tattoo I ever saw belonged to my grandad. He had it done in Scotland during his national service in the 50s, so the tattoo must have been …

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong Turns a Shy Email into a Dream Come True

Photographers have the power to make dreams come true, and if you’ve ever doubted that statement you won’t after watching the video above and hearing …

Jamie's Crispy Fried Squid

Grazia

Lobster Thermidor recipe

Lobster thermidor, a luxurious mixture of shellfish, booze and cream, reminds me of my first taste of 'posh' food<p>A cooked lobster from the fishmonger will also do fine.<p><i>Serves two</i><p>1 large live lobster<br>25g (1oz) unsalted butter<br>2 large shallots, finely chopped<br>600ml (1 pint) fish stock<br>50ml (2fl oz) …

Holiday Wishlist: Pinch Food Design

1. Jar Tops by Jorre van Ast<br>We love Jorre van Ast’s super versatile and environmentally friendly Jar Tops that turn standard glass food jars into …

Furniture

Great Concept Art Illustrations by Simon Weaner

Concept art is a great way to think of fantastic worlds, whether it's an awesome, technological future or a terrible vision of a zombie apocalypse. I …

Concept Art

Dead Man's Hand

In the midst of two recent gallery shows, photographer and CH contributor Jonah Samson put out a new book titled "Dead Man's Hand." This self-published offering, with a run of only 200 signed and numbered copies (10 of which are special editions that include a hand-painted silver print), contains a …

Books

Monolith by Shira Keret

Shira Keret is a product designer based in Jaffa, Israel who presented her project, Monolith, at Tokyo Design Week.<p>Inspired by the water erosion that …

Design

Aww-Worthy Photos of Tiny Animals on Fingers

<i>Tiny Animals on Fingers</i> is a Flickr set curated by Specklet that delivers exactly what you'd expect–adorable pint-sized creatures resting on mere fingertips. While the diverse breeds of species differ in proportions and physical appearance, they share their tiny stature. These little guys featured …

Animals

Daily Inspiration #1618

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