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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 …

Tearing Me Up

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

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

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 ago did not allow gays and …

Donna Brazile

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 …

Stormy
CNN

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

Stefi Orazi talks to residents of Britain’s once-maligned 60s housing schemes about living the modernist dream<p>Douglas Murphy looks back at an architectural utopian dream<p>Matthew Carter<br>Lives in: Golden Lane estate, City of London, built 1957-1962<br>Architects: Chamberlin, Powell & Bon<p>The second world …

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 …

Barack Obama

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 …

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 …

Staten Island

Articles about cramped attic became sunny dining room renovation copenhagen tudor on Dwell.com - Dwell

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>Removing a sloping ceiling adds five feet of headroom …

Copenhagen

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

Earth Science
Pollution

"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 …

Feminism

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 …

Modern Art

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 …

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 …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

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 …

Wikimedia

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 …

Mexico

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 …

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 hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair early Saturday, ending its first …

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 …