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Paradise islands in Asia: readers' tips

Winning tip: Pom Pom Island, Malaysia<p>Profoundly (almost impossibly) beautiful, this island in the Semporna archipelago, is betrayed by mere pictures and words. The feeling of wading into glass-like waters and finding oneself among giant green turtles and rays has to be experienced. Such an …

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Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.<p>Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our …

10 of the best Tony Benn quotes - as picked by our readers

1) “If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.”<p>Tony Benn was interviewed in Sicko, Michael Moore’s documentary film about the health industry in the US. Explaining the post-war creation of the welfare state, he said the popular mood of the 1945 election was: “If …

Daily Inspiration #1667

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 …

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The Ultimate Thai Paradise: Dusit Thani Maldives

As much as Eddie Money’s song makes me want to cringe, I can’t help but sing “Two Tickets To Paradise” because that’s all I want right now when I …

Ordinary Objects Cleverly Interact With Simple Line Drawings

The world is filled with possibilities according to clever Ecuador-based artist Javier Perez. From the graphic designer's perspective, any little object can be redefined to communicate a whimsical idea that will make just about anybody smile.<p>Perez first began his <i>Instagram Experiments</i> last fall with …

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Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation to Wake You Up with Better Mood In The Morning

Waking up in the morning is still one of the biggest problems that many people have to face everyday. There are some people who still enjoy being …

Home Automation

Incredible Award-Winning Aquatic Designs Inspired By Nature

<b>Serkan etinkol, Turkey: 2013 IAPLC Top 27</b><p>Every year, the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) receives design concepts from aquarium hobbyists throughout the world. Designers propose a wide range of concepts set within various tank sizes that are intended to function as …

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Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

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Up-close with a Bitcoin mining powerhouse (video)

Alex Lawn is in New York on a pitstop, arriving in from Sweden on his way to next week's Inside Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas. He hasn't slept much. The way he describes it, no one at KnCMiner does much sleeping these days, as the company races to become the driving force in the rapidly expanding …

Articles about angular futuristic house georgia on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture …

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The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

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How to fly an Airbus A380

Sean Dewbury, a training pilot for British Airways, demonstrates how to fly an Airbus A380 using the airline's £10 million simulator.<p>BA became the first British airline to fly the A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft, last month, on its so-called "red carpet" route from London to Los …

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Boston Dynamics frees its four-legged sprinting robot: Cheetah becomes WildCat (video)

The last time we saw the sprinting "Cheetah" robot, our fear for the future of humanity was soothed slightly by the knowledge that it remained tethered to the offboard hydraulic pumps it relied on for power. Now, Boston Dynamics is taking the chains off of its world record holder and letting the …

Remote Rain Forest Expedition Finds 60 New Species

Scientists exploring Suriname's rain forests, some of the most remote on Earth, discovered 60 new species and a pristine region in need of protection.

10 Most Beautiful Mountains in the World

The earth is packed with spectacular mountains – some iconic, some obscure, but all beautiful in their own way. Whether you’re a photographer, …

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Strand Residence in Dana Point, California by Horst Architects

Modern Architecture Inspiration.<p>The creative team of Horst Architects designed the luxurious Strand Residence located in Dana Point, California. The …

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Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

Bali: beyond the usual suspects

Bali may have its fair share of tourists seeking nothing more than seven days of sun, sand and sex in the southern party triad of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, but this only forms a small part of what’s on offer. In reality, Bali is a lush Indonesian island teeming with cultural experiences, delicious …

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Jupiter

Kickstarting: An Innovative Bamboo Bike, Designed To Create Jobs In Alabama

HEROBike is spurring economic development in its hometown of Greensboro and bringing a two-wheeled piece of Alabama bamboo to you.<p>A cash-poor Black Belt town in Alabama is an unlikely birthplace for an inventive new bike technology. But that’s exactly what it became, when an enterprising nonprofit …

How to Be a Design Entrepreneur: Seven Tips for Running Your Own I.D. Business

For the past ten weeks, I've been talking to a variety of American design entrepreneurs about the realities of running an I.D. business today. The …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

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The Epic Life of Carlos Santana

His meditation spot is in front of the fireplace. On Carlos Santana's property in San Rafael, California, about twenty minutes north of San …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Articles about modern design japan 5 intuitive interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

The kitchen has evolved significantly over the years, and new advancements in technology and materials continue to push the space...<p>It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los …

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