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Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

The space agency will reveal latest data and photos of the planet and its moon from New Horizons spacecraft Thursday, adding to its unprecedented collection<p>The newest images and data from Pluto continue to astound Nasa scientists, lead researcher Alan Stern said on Monday, telling a university hall …

Solar System

Ancient Volcano Collapse Caused A Tsunami With An 800-Foot Wave

The risk of megatsunamis may be slightly greater than expected—but they’re still extremely rare<p>Some 73,000 years ago, in the Cape Verde islands off the west coast of Africa, a large piece of an erupting volcano collapsed upon itself and slid into the sea. Scientists studying the eruption believe …

Salton sea faces catastrophic future, toxic dust storms, officials say

Community activists, politicians and water officials from the Imperial and Coachella valleys went to the state water board in Sacramento six months ago with a plea: Avoid a "looming catastrophe" at the Salton Sea.<p>The message was stark: after 2017, the lake "falls off a cliff environmentally." Toxic …

Hummingbirds nest near hawks for protection

Hummingbird eggs and babies are a favourite snack for nest-robbing jays, so what’s a mother to do to protect her family? According to a new study, it’s best to build her nest near or under a hawk nest<p>Tiny hummingbird eggs and babies are a favourite snack for nest-robbing jays, so what’s a mother …

Birds

10 Common Bird Photography Mistakes and Their Solutions

Do you commit mistakes in photography? I bet you do. I have made mistakes. As a matter of fact I have committed many. But we all learn from our …

Nature Photography

In Rainbow Six: Siege, Teamwork Is More Important Than Skill

Ubisoft is no stranger to making shooters, having produced games in the genre since the 90s. With the upcoming Rainbow Six: Siege, however, developer Ubisoft Montreal has a different take on the genre that places more importance on teamwork and strategy than it does skill. I played an early build …

Follow Pope Francis’ First U.S. Trip with Flipboard Topics

Pope Francis, often referred to as the “people’s pope,” will arrive in the U.S. Tuesday for a six-day trip. This is his first visit to America since he was elected pope in 2013. The 78-year-old Argentine, who completed a historic trip to Cuba over the weekend, is expected to meet with President …

Watch SpaceX Test-Fire Its Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket Engine

Now more powerful than ever, and getting ready for takeoff in November<p>SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, which has launched satellites into orbit and carried cargo to the International Space Station and back again on multiple occasions, is getting a serious upgrade. It's engines are getting higher throttle …

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Boxing

Who Is The Master Of Your Microbial Domain?

Your microbiome may not be pulling all the strings<p>It’s become something of a catchphrase: bacteria outnumber us ten to one. That in itself is a bit of a misnomer as it’s only about three-to-one; your body has about 37 trillion cells while there are estimated to be about 100 trillion microbes. Even …

In A Turkish Village, A Conversation With Whistles, Not Words

In a remote mountain village high above Turkey's Black Sea coast, there are villagers who still communicate across valleys by whistling. Not just whistling as in a non-verbal, "Hey, you!" But actually using what they call their "bird language," Turkish words expressed as a series of piercing …

Language

Reenergized Knott's Halloween Haunt lures us back into the fog

Halloween Haunt returns with a vengeance to Knott’s Berry Farm with the best maze lineup in a decade and a new commitment to quality set design and immersive storytelling.<p>From start to finish, I found the nine mazes at Haunt 2015 to be solid and well-executed, the shows at their raunchy best and …

An Insider’s Guide to Wonders of the State Fair of Texas

Today marks the 129th year of Dallas’ State Fair of Texas. Here's how to do it right.<p>Every year, shortly after the beginning of fall, Dallas’ famed …

Texas

THE FLASH Visual Effects Reel Teases The Atom Smasher For Season 2

Villain Cast in Tom Cruise's JACK REACHER 2

17 Times You and Tina Belcher From 'Bob's Burgers' Were the Same Person

As much as we love "Bob's Burgers," we can all agree that the show would be nothing without Tina Belcher and all the groans that come out of her. While the rest of the characters give us a chuckle, Tina makes us cry-laugh and always say "Same, Tina. Same."<p>Here are the 17 times you could totally …

Bob's Burgers

Mega Man successor Mighty No. 9 gets a February release

The oft-delayed successor to the <i>Mega Man</i> franchise, <i>Mighty No. 9</i>, now has another release date. (One that we hope it sticks to). Developer Comcept and publisher Deep Silver announced today that the game will hit American PS4s, Wii Us, and Xbox Ones next year on February 9th. The rest of the world …

Mega Man

'Mighty No. 9' demo gets a Humble Bundle and a new release date

Even though Mighty No. 9, the new crowdsourced video game from venerated MegaMan creator Keiji Inafune, won't be available until some time in 2016, fans can still get a slice of the action. The game's production team tweeted Friday that the game had both a new release date and that it's playable …

Weekly Recap: Xbox One vs. PS4 Console Wars "Distasteful," New Hitman Delayed

<b>THE BIG STUFF:</b><p><b>Xbox Boss Finds Console Wars Debate "Distasteful":</b> Phil Spencer continued to be one of the most likable gaming executives out there this week with his comments about the Xbox One vs. PS4 battle and why it's not really in the best interest of anyone.<p><b>Hitman Delayed Into 2016:</b> Another …

Batman: Arkham

Fallout 4's perk system explained — but still full of hard choices

<i>Fallout 4</i> launches Nov. 10, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. There is a zero percent probability you will create an optimal build for your character that first day.<p>Even longtime fans who played <i>Fallout 3</i> and <i>New Vegas</i>, drawing on their experience and taking cues from the ongoing SPECIAL …

Charly Gusto – Branding with a British Touch by Mubien Studio

Corporate identity design and marbled stationery with a significant British touch created by Mubien Studio for Charly Gusto.<p>Santander, Spain based …

Peruvian Camera Traps Catch Rare ‘Paddington Bear' And Endangered Bird

Smile for the camera!<p>When endangered wildlife get caught in traps it's usually a bad thing. But in Peru's Sira Communal Reserve, it was more like a miracle. Camera traps captured some extraordinary footage of the wildlife living in this remote area, including some very endangered species.<p>One of …

Daily Inspiration #2185

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

Sam Jacob Studio creates Lenin's Urn for Soane Museum's "pieces" exhibition

<b>London Design Festival 2015:</b> the studio run by Dezeen columnist Sam Jacob has designed an urn for Lenin, based on a finial found outside the London …

London

This is the Kit You'll Need for Low Light Photography

We photographers love a bit of low light photography. Whether it be a bright, neon lit cityscape or a subtle dusk landscape, low light can convey a …

The Unexpected History Behind Your Favorite Colors

From prehistoric paintings to industrial accidents, the first sightings of these hues might surprise you.<p>Nowadays, we rely heavily on Pantone to come up with wonderful new hues, but yeas ago, colors were invented in a much different way. In fact, some of the most common colors – indigo, magenta, …