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Fish-eating spiders are everywhere

If you want to watch a spider eat a fish -- and you know you do -- you need to think like a spider.<p>First, go where the water is still: a windless …

Biblical Waters: Can the Jordan River Be Saved?

With the swelling ranks of Syrian refugees in Jordan, an overstressed river is at risk of going dry.<p>If Jesus were to plunge into the Jordan River today, he might well injure himself.<p><b>The great biblical waterway is now little more than a shallow, unimposing trickle of sludge, a murky body of water</b> …

Residence in Rio de Janeiro by Arthur Casas

Luxurious Residence in Rio de Janeiro.<p>The architects of Arthur Casas have designed this luxurious residence located in a breathtakingly beautiful …

Brazil

Why Does White Noise Help People Sleep?

A white noise machine is the simplest solution to blocking out noise.<p>On its face, flipping on white noise before hitting the sack must be the most counterintuitive idea out there. Want to sleep better? Simple solution: make a bunch of noise. Sweet dreams ahoy.<p>And yet, not only do some people swear …

Mathematics

Vase Shelves by Bakery Studio

Vase Shelves are a modular shelving system that comes with their own ‘accessories’! Created by Bakery Design, the shelving system is constructed of …

Daily Inspiration #1689

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 …

Designing for Knife Storage, Part 1: Blocks and Wall Racks

When I work with clients to organize their kitchens, knife storage is one of the issues we tackle. Everyone has different needs and constraints—but …

Google Unveils A Smartphone Prototype That Maps The World

Project Tango constantly scans its surroundings, giving people--and Google--better maps than ever<p>As great as Google Maps is, if you need to be directed to somewhere _really _specific--as in, a specific room in a specific building on a specific street--it stumbles. Not too long ago, we predicted …

Augmented Reality

First Fecal Transplant Bank Opens

The Massachusetts-based company has delivered stool samples to 13 hospitals around the country.<p>A lot of people don't give a crap. But OpenBiome, a company based in Cambridge, Mass., does, quite literally. The group has opened a facility that collects stool samples from healthy, pre-screened …

Medicine

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

Aviation

Welcome to Isla Mujeres: Tropical Paradise in Your Backyard

Just off the coast of Mexico, within sight of crowded Cancun but a 20 minute ferry ride across the blue Caribbean, lies Isla Mujeres, a tiny coral island that is one of Mexico's true treasures. Unlike its mainland neighbor Cancun, Isla is no tourist haven. It doesn't boast monstrous resort hotels …

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

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Cap Juluca

Step Inside Africa's First Underwater Hotel Room

Africa opened its first underwater hotel room this month, making it the second in the world.<p>The room, at the Manta Resort on the Zanzibari island of Pemba, was designed by Swedish artist Mikael Genberg, who also built the first underwater hotel room in a lake in Sweden. The Manta Resort room sits 4 …

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Rio Soca, Slovenia

Paradise Lost and Found in Northern Kenya

For a recent birthday, writer David Lansing received an unusual gift from a friend–a well-worn book with the great title <i>I Married Adventure</i>, purchased at auction because his acquaintance like the book’s cover: a zebra-stripe pattern.<p>The memoir, published in 1940, sat untouched on Lansing’s shelf …

British dinosaurs should be everyone’s cup of tea

Spectacular and important dinosaurs don’t just hail from foreign shores<p>With a new year comes new dinosaurs: 2014 is barely warm and yet <i>Quetecsaurus</i> from Argentina and <i>Gobivenator</i> from Mongolia have already been named. It seems somewhat inevitable that new and apparently exciting dinosaurs come from …