Robin Rice

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The Odd Thing About the World's Deepest River

Africa's Congo River claims many titles, including being home to the highest number of unique species in the world.<p>The Congo River in Central Africa is one of the world's great rivers, carrying 1.25 million cubic feet of water—more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools—into the Atlantic Ocean every …

Central Africa

Tearing Me Up

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Margot Krasojevic's solar-powered sand turbine hotel aims to stop the spread of the Gobi Desert

Margot Krasojevic's new solar-powered sand turbine hotel in the Gobi Desert utilizes desert winds and sun to produce energy and slow down …

Watch drones building a suspension bridge

From fishing drones to missile drones, we thought we'd seen everything that could be achieved with four rotors. But drones are about to get a lot …

Obama has vastly changed the face of the federal bureaucracy

By Juliet Eilperin<p>, Reporter<p>Friday afternoon announcements in Washington are usually aimed at attracting as little attention as possible, but last Friday was different. President Obama’s decision to nominate Eric Fanning — an openly gay man — to head a branch of the military which only four years …

The White House

Songs We Love: Air Waves, 'Thunder'

It happens all the time: We see someone walking down the street, sitting on a train, or standing in line, maybe make eye contact for a split second — and then go on with our day. Normally, we don't give those interactions much thought. But for Nicole Schneit, the New York songwriter behind Air …

Mongolian portraits feel like 'time travel' - CNN Style

Written by Allison Love, CNN<p>Stanislas Guigui only has a few minutes of the wrestler's time. The man, dressed as a traditional Mongol warrior, poses against a bare sliver of wall outside a stadium where he participating in a wrestling contest. Guigui takes his photograph, and the wrestler is …

Modernist estates: what's it like to live on one?

Photograph: All images by Stefi Orazi unless otherwise stated<p>Matthew Carter at home on the Golden Lane estate: ‘I feel lucky to live here.’ All images by Stefi Orazi unless otherwise …

Golden Lane

Obama's bid to close Gitmo riles Pentagon, White House, Congress

The Obama administration's struggling quest to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is mired in state and federal politics. Frustrated White House and Pentagon officials are blaming each other for the slow progress releasing approved detainees and finding a new prison to house …

11 Things Every Adult Should Know How To Make (And Not Buy)

Listen, we know you're the busiest. And we know that at 9 p.m. that tub of grocery-store hummus is calling your name. But you know something? Homemade hummus is so easy to make. And so. Much. Better.<p>Ahead, 11 recipes you should keep in your arsenal and be able to whip up from scratch (at any given …

Recipes

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

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A furniture designer carves out a modern family home in a renovated 1925 structure on the outskirts of Copenhagen.<p>Two tech professionals living in an early 1970s Eichler home in Silicon Valley desired a more open space for their young kids to...<p>For their weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, …

Dining Rooms

This is what the posters for your favorite movies look like in other countries

Years later, many of the best ones can end up becoming collector's items.<p>Sometimes, movies will switch up the posters when going overseas. Some take a lot of creative liberties, and others might even manage to create something even better than their American counterparts.<p>This is what the posters …

Movies

Perseid Meteor Shower in Pictures

State of Emergency: Colorado Wastewater Leak Far Exceeds First Estimates

Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado declared a state of emergency on Monday, five days after a spill that sent toxic water seeping from an abandoned gold mine and turned a river orange.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday that 3 million gallons of wastewater had spilled, three times as …

"The Diary of a Teenage Girl" Director Marielle Heller Is Here to Remind You: Women Have Sexual Thoughts Too

"We have a fear of female sexuality and there's a vicious cycle: It doesn't get talked about, so there's shame around it."<p>"I had <i>sex</i> today. Holy shit!" These are the first words we hear from Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley), the insatiable, exuberant, wildly intelligent 15-year-old protagonist of …

Daily Inspiration #2146

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 …

Interview: Street Artist and TED Prize Winner JR

Street artist JR made headlines when he was named the TED Prize winner in 2011. Through this new platform, he aimed to “use art to turn the world inside out,” a sentiment that was heard all around the globe through multiple international news publications who picked up the story and spread his …

TED Talks

LaCie Celebrates 10 Years of Rugged Hard Drives

Technology that's meant to be abused<p>In 2007 Apple came out with the iPhone, the indispensable and fragile piece of glass that we end users are …

Humans see colour differently in the summer

Colour perception changes between seasons with humans seeing yellow as more green in the summertime<p>Humans see colour differently in the summer with yellow seeming more green than in the winter months, scientists have shown for the first time<p>The researchers at York University looked at how colour …

Dramatic new glimpses of Earth and Mars

EUMETSAT's latest weather satellite, MSG-4, has unveiled a captivating new view of the Earth, while ESA's Mars Express Orbiter has revealed Mars in …

Space

From open sewage to high-tech hydrohub, Singapore leads water revolution

SINGAPORE, August 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fifty years ago Singapore had to ration water, and its smelly rivers were devoid of fish and choked with waste from shipbuilding, pig farms and toilets that emptied directly into streams.<p>But it’s a very different story today. The world’s most …

Amazing color photos of the Hindenburg Zeppelin show what luxury air travel was like 80 years ago

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class suites, the biggest and grandest thing in luxury air travel was the German Zeppelin Airship.<p>Of all the massive Zeppelin's constructed, the most famous was the Hindenburg, which crashed in New Jersey in 1937. The Hindenburg was designed to ferry …

Dining Rooms

Ending the cycle of gang violence in El Salvador

<b>It is Sunday morning in San Salvador and San Rafael hospital's accident and emergency department is full.</b><p>People are lying in the corridors on spare hospital beds waiting their turn.<p>Those who can sit up are in wheelchairs - not standard hospital issue. These are plastic garden chairs with wheels …

El Salvador

Horse Skull Disco

[Image: Horse skull via Wikimedia].<p>If you're looking to install a new sound system in your house, consider burying a horse skull in the …

Archaeology

Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.<p>The Canadian researchers who created …

Robotics

Aerial Photographs Reveal The Gorgeous Geometry Of L.A. And NYC

Seeking order from above chaotic cities.<p>When he was a teenager, photographer Jeffrey Milstein swept out hangars at the Santa Monica airport in exchange for the chance to fly a Cessna 150 around Los Angeles. Today, he rents helicopters to capture aerial shots of the urban landscape. His meticulously …