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‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Universe

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …

Architizer

Valley of Dolls: A Bizarre Town in Japan Where an Artist is Replacing Departed Residents with Life-Sized Dolls | Colossal

<p>This is one of those things you might never believe if somebody told you, and yet even when faced with the evidence in photos, video, or Google …

Gehard Demetz: The Invocation

Gehard Demetz could perhaps be called a modern-day Geppetto—but instead of woodcarving puppets with curiously growing noses, he creates lifelike limewood sculptures of children that captivate as much as they unsettle. Each child holds a special object—not a pacifier or teddy bear, but objects …

Art

Daily Inspiration #1750

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 …

Digital Art

Articles about best midcentury homes america on Dwell.com - Dwell

Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and kangaroos, and most importantly, incredible prefab houses.<p>Palm Springs thrives as a getaway, but lately an influx of people visiting through home-sharing services has some people...<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>These midcentury …

Frank Lloyd Wright

See the astonishing real-life space photos that inspired 'Cosmos'

NASA tweeted that it created a new album on its Flickr account with a few never-before-seen images of celestial bodies, in conjunction with Sunday's premiere of <i>Cosmos</i>. Mixed with some old photos, the entire album of 43 images shows how the parts of our universe we don't see can be amazing, scary, …

Wellcome image awards 2014: life in extreme close-up - in pictures

Beautiful, strange and occasionally alarming pictures from the shortlist for this year’s Wellcome image awards – which celebrate the very best in science photography and imaging – from an x-ray of a bat to a micrograph of a kidney stone. The exhibition opens on 12 March at three science centres and …

Summer Triangle, signpost for all seasons

Tonight, look for the Summer Triangle. It’s not summer for our northern temperate latitudes, but the three brilliant stars of the Summer Triangle – …

Astronomy

Virtual Reality French Experimental Theater Is The Trippiest Thing

Ever, possibly. It's also fascinating. We caught up with Benoit Marini, director of Mr. and Mrs. Dream, to talk about the play/show/dance/simulation.<p>Benoit Marini has spent years working with virtual-reality technology for the French company Dassault Systemes. As the director for the company's …

Squids And Other Invertebrates Can Probably Feel Pain

The ghost of calamari past...<p>Do animals without backbones, such as squids, crabs, and lobsters, feel pain? New research suggests they do.<p>Evolutionary neurobiologist Robyn Crook and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center have recently shown that cephalopods (a group including …

Big Pic: A Hypergiant Star And Its Clingy Companion

This enormous star is a million times brighter than the sun.<p>The astronomer who discovered the size of this star says it's shaped like a peanut, but we disagree; that one "lobe" is much too large. Perhaps that's because the larger star is, in fact, one of the 10 largest stars ever discovered. Its …

Beautiful Animated Logofolio by Ion

Ion is a designer and a motion artist based in Madrid, Spain. Nothing is more enjoyable than a logofolio in full motion. Enjoy the following …

Rights & Freedoms

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Prints of the Season

Layer on the florals at spring's graphic garden party<p>Layer on the florals at spring's graphic garden party