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Empathy Cards by Emily McDowell Express Genuine Concern While Making You Smile

We're great admirers of the hilariously honest (and sometimes awkward) greeting cards by Emily McDowell. Now, she's bringing that same truthful spunk to subjects that are tough to tackle. Specifically, what to say to someone who's dealing with serious health conditions like cancer, chronic illness, …

Chimpanzee grunts mean more than you think

Scientists observed groups of chimps changing their 'word' for apple<p>For the first time ever, animals have been observed changing their call for a particular object — something comparable in human language to a noun. The new research overturns the previous understanding of these vocalizations as …

Daily Inspiration #1992

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 …

Graphic Design

These Are The Ballerinas And Ballerinos Of Instagram

American Ballet Theater icon Misty Copeland has over 402,000 followers on Instagram. To compare, athletes like Venus and Serena Williams have 89,500 and 992,000 followers, respectively. Michael Phelps has 462,000. Danica Patrick has 26,900.<p>Of course, ballet is easily the most photogenic of the …

Toddlers pose a serious risk to smartphones and tablets | Dean Burnett

Another report has wrongly suggested that children’s brains are at risk from smartphones and tablets. There is, however, plenty of evidence for the opposite; smartphones and tablets are at risk from children<p>It’s been said repeatedly that tablets and smartphones are “bad” for children’s brains. This …

Here Is Every Ingredient in Your Favorite Fast-Food French Fries

I'll never forget my high-school nutrition teacher telling us to be wary of any food that has more than five ingredients. Most fast food fries go far beyond that rule of thumb.<p>With the help of Grant Imahara, a former Mythbuster, McDonald's has tried to myth-bust their way into explaining why the …

Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure

Australian researchers have found a possible key to a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.<p>A Melbourne-based study has already transformed the lives of many of the children who took part in the clinical trial.<p>Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute gave about 30 …

Biomedicine

These 5 Real Chip Flavors Are Seriously Strange

<i>This article was written by Leandre Low and was originally posted on AskMen (he also shot a pretty funny accompanying video -- you should check it out here).</i><p>Potato chips are delicious. The crispy little treat is popular for a reason. But what happens when science goes a little too far? The answer, …

Dirty car artist leaves masterpieces in the dust

He is an Eagle Scout, a versatile bar-band drummer and a senior GUI designer for a company that creates mobile apps for the health care industry.<p>But Scott Wade is famous for drawing dirty pictures.<p>It’s not the content that raises eyebrows but the canvas on which Wade creates. Present him with a …

Digital Art

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

5 Simple Border-Blurring Japanese Recipes

I love Japanese food. And while there's nothing better than bellying up to a low table in a tatami room for a traditional <i>Omakase</i> tasting menu created by a master, sometimes a plate of <i>Napolitan</i> (spaghetti in a buttery tomato sauce with sausages) calls my name. <i>Yōshoku</i> translates into <i>Western Food</i>. …

Weight loss drug fools body into reacting as if it has just eaten

A drug that works like an “imaginary meal” has been developed by US scientists who believe it could help combat soaring rates of obesity.<p>The drug mimics signals that are normally produced at the start of a meal when the body prepares for a fresh intake of food. The signals lead to a cascade of …

Diabetes

This Trippy Music Video Was Made with a Circular Rig of DSLRs and Clever Editing

Photographer and film director Naren Wilks created this mind-bending music video by arranging DSLRs around a circular green screen room. When the …

24 Of The Most Awe-Inspiring Astrophotos Of 2014

Don't get us wrong. Space-based telescopes like Hubble and Spitzer brought us absolutely <i>stunning</i> images of deep space this year.<p>But some of the most out-of-this-world images of space taken in 2014 came from star-obsessed photographers right here on Earth.<p>Your friends at HuffPost Science asked you …

'Into the Woods' starts strong but magic fades, reviews say

Part of the subversive appeal of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods" is that it gleefully skewers well-known fairy-tale tropes. It's perhaps a bit ironic, then, that film critics are saying the new big-screen adaptation doesn't quite end happily ever after.<p>According to early reviews of the …

Emily Blunt

They May Be The New Kids on the Block But 100% Are All Class

The Brisbane trio are already making waves with their brooding synth music.<p>Though they’ve only been together a short time, Brisbane three piece 100% are already batting at eighty-per-cent with their nudging electronica.<p>Chloe, Grace and Lena take a synth, a good amount of fun and some quality vodka …

5 Unique Ways to Decorate for Christmas

These ideas are all out of the box.<p>From silk flowers as ornaments to feathers in a garland, these decorating ideas are creative, unexpected, and sure to wow.

The mystery of Chopin's death

<b>When Polish composer Frederic Chopin died in 1849 he seemed to have suffered a classic Romantic death from tuberculosis. But doubts soon arose about the diagnosis, and a scientific examination of the heart earlier this year, while at first appearing to confirm the TB theory, left the mystery</b> …

8 Unexpected Ways to Decorate with Rugs

Give your favorite rug the attention it deserves.<p>Some area rugs have such gorgeous patterns and luxurious textures that it feels wrong to walk all over them. So don't. Instead, take a cue from these rooms and give your favorite rug the attention it deserves.

A 'real' portrait of 'Big Eyes' artist Margaret Keane

Margaret Keane sighs softly and shifts uncomfortably in her seat. She's just been asked to describe what she felt the first time she saw "Big Eyes," the new Tim Burton film about her life and her art — paintings of waifish children with weepy saucer eyes that became ubiquitous in the 1960s.<p>Looking …

Starwatch: The January night sky

With some of the best starry skies of the year, a meteor shower, all the planets and a surprising comet, January should be a fascinating month in astronomy.<p>Orion climbs from the E horizon at nightfall to rule our S sky for much of the night. Jupiter rises in the ENE 90 minutes before our chart …

New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater

Scientists have discovered a new species of fish that glides gently through the water on white, translucent wings 5 miles beneath the ocean surface.<p>It is the deepest living fish ever discovered.<p>"We were just blown away when we saw it," said Paul Yancey, a biology professor at Whitman College, …

Seafloor

Photo Manipulations and Collages by Laura Plageman

A collection of creative photo manipulations and collages by Laura Plageman.<p>Laura Plageman is an artist based in Oakland, CA. She has graduated with …

41 Recipes for Your Hanukkah Feast

Gallery41 Recipes for Your Hanukkah Feast<p>Hanukkah is hands-down the best holiday ever. Think about it. It combines the best elements of the other greatest holidays—family and overeating—but without the downsides of, say, a panic-inducing turkey that cooks, like <i>forever</i> (looking at you, …

How To Make Burrata At Home

If you've never had burrata, stop reading immediately and run to your nearest Italian restaurant. Then hurry back, because you're going to want to understand exactly what you just ate. You'll know for certain that it was the most sublime thing you've ever consumed: a creamy, salty cloud that melted …

Steaming Eagle!

Building a Better Society

Find the Others Evolver Spores take place in more than 40 cities in the US and abroad. Click on your Spore in the list below to meet the community, …

This Is the World’s Smallest Folding Bike

The newest portable electric bike is so small it’s Impossible. No, really, that’s what it’s called. And it’s no wonder, because it folds down to be small enough to easily fit inside a backpack. That means you don’t have to worry about leaving it outside in the elements or even locking it up. You …

12 Iconic Colors from Around the World

So many inspiring places, so many evocative hues.<p>So many inspiring places, so many evocative hues — and you don't even need a passport. Designers share their favorite global hues.