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Game of Code: Checkio gamifies and crowdsources the task of programming

Who says coding has to be boring? Checkio, a Las Vegas company funded by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh, has come up with a way to turn writing code and helping others write code into a game.<p>The company’s latest addition to its web-based code-editing platform is a publish-and-share feature, where …

Meet Soundhawk: The Tiny Device That Gives You Bionic Hearing

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Soundhawk is a little ear piece with a big job. About the weight of an earring, and half the size of …

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.<p>Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.<p>I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands …

How To Make A Warning Label For Humans 10,000 Years From Now

One word: kittehs.<p>Nuclear waste can remain deadly for thousands of years. Plutonium-23, an isotope used in nuclear weapons production, has a half-life of more than 24,000 years. By contrast, some of the earliest human writing emerged only 5,000 years ago. This presents a challenge of near-eternal …

Language

3D Futurist Works by Stefan Morrell

The weekend is here and to celebrate it, an awesome set of 3D works! Let's check the futurist vision of Kiwi artist, Stefan Morrell. He's got a …

Blade Runner

Beautifully Rare Stones Produced from Layers of Old Car Paint

On a daily basis, we are surrounded by art within our everyday world. Fordite (aka Detroit agate) is a stunning example of the phenomena that can occur before our very eyes. Initially, these beautiful gems appear to be naturally produced rock. In fact, though, the colorfully captivating stones are …

Art

Intricate Papercut Art Contains Beautiful Love Letters

Inside his small studio in east London, where he's worked for over 20 years, artist Rob Ryan creates intricate papercut works all by hand. Many of them contain pieces of writing that read like beautiful love letters. For example, in the one above, the message reads, “I always said that I'd do …

Neutrons

Diggie Vitt's Surreal 365 Project Comes to a Spectacular End

In the seven months that have passed since we last checked in on talented, young photographer Diggie Vitt, a lot has changed: he embarked on a long road trip across the United States in order to fuel inspiration for his photography; he moved from Jacksonville, Florida to Los Angeles; and he finally …

Photography

Clever Stay-at-Home Dad Creates Playful Pancakes

This stay-at-home dad has figured out a way to make breakfast really fun, and sometimes educational at the same time. Illustrator and math teacher Nathan Shields works together with his two kids to create all kinds of fun designs with just some pancake batter and a hot pan. He has made everything …

Pancakes

The Very First Color Photographs of the United States

You're looking at some of the very first color photographs of North America! A fascinating new photography book called <i>An American Odyssey</i> opens the archive of the Detroit Photographic Company to reveal America in brilliant color from the late 1880s to the early 1920s. Several thousand …

National Parks

Rare Mushroom Photos Reveal the Visual Diversity of Fungi

Who knew there are so many different kinds of mushrooms? Retiree Steve Axford, who lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia, uses his camera to capture the startling visual diversity of fungi and other living things. As his photographs reveal, there are far more …

Photography

New Light Panel Technology: Imagine Having a Ceiling Skylight on the 1st Floor of a Multistory Building

Summer sunlight can change my mood, and I don't suffer from seasonal affective disorder. It's hard to ignore the positive feeling one gets from …

Atoms

Beautiful Photos Of Wildlife In Washington DC

It took 4 trips, 12 hours, and more than 500 photos for photographer Don Chernoff to get the photo of the gull above, with the U.S. Capitol building perfectly sandwiched between the bird's wings.<p>The incredible shot appears as the cover photo of Chernoff's book, "Wild Washington."<p>In an email, …

Wildlife

Judgy Maps Divide Neighborhoods Into Their Worst Stereotypes

Is Google Maps too ho hum for you? Say hello to the politically incorrect cartography of Judgmental Maps, a blog devoted to mapping out the stereotypes of as many cities as possible. Created by comedian Trent Gillaspie, Judgmental Maps started off with an ode to Denver, where Gillaspie grew up, and …

Maps

Brooke Shaden Dazzles Again with Beautifully Surreal Photos

Los Angeles-based photographer Brooke Shaden crafts hauntingly-beautiful works that seem to live in their own world. As we've seen before, she's no stranger to composing dark-yet-hopeful images of women in surreal settings. People shine and objects levitate in outdoor landscapes whose dreamy …

Wildflowers

6 Month Update on the Toddler Who Takes Naps with His Puppy

It's been nearly half a year since the toddler Beau and his rescue puppy Theo first started taking daily naps together, and the adorable snuggle buddies haven't stopped since. As always, Beau's mother Jessica Shyba faithfully documents each precious encounter and shares the heartwarming portraits …

Cute

Oculus Rift hack shows dangers of lag in the real world

Lag on the Internet is irritating enough, but what if you experienced a similar delay in real life? A hilarious experiment shows the havoc it could create.<p>That old cliche that it's "all about timing" turns out to be more true than previously thought -- especially when you introduce the concept of …

Virtual Reality

Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer

Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that's not the case with OnePlus. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled its first smartphone, the One (not to be confused with …

An Animated Song About the ‘Coming’ of the Easter Bunny

Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) celebrates Easter with the potentially inappropriate video “The Easter Bunny’s Coming” featuring the vocal …

Coloring Book Corruptions, Innocent Children’s Coloring Book Pages Turned Into Something Sinister

Coloring Book Corruptions is a blog that showcases a wide variety of innocent children’s coloring book pages that have been turned into something …

Star

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Lunchbox Dad Creates Amazing Pop Culture-Themed Lunches for His Two Kids Every Week

San Francisco-based father and blogger Beau Coffron (a.k.a. “Lunchbox Dad“) creates amazing, and also healthy, pop culture-themed lunches for his son …

Kids

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer | Colossal

<p>In this recent series of digital artworks, Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer begins with dreamy landscapes of mountainous forests …

Crazy Good Graffiti by HRVB TheWeird

Time for some super slick graffiti here at Abduzeedo! This time we're featuring the work of German street artist HRVB, TheWeird. He's got a crazy …

Stunning Blue-Green Mineral with Incredible Textured Interior

This beautiful mineral was recently sold for a whopping $5,000 by Rob Lavinsky of the Arkenstone. Measuring 9 x 7 x 6 centimeters, the stunning specimen is described as <i>Chalcedony on Chrysocolla stalactites (pocket)</i>. With a blue-green chalcedony-crusted exterior, an unusual pocket that opens to …

Unique

Gorgeous Open-Impressionism Paintings of Colorful Landscapes by Erin Hanson

Artist Erin Hanson has always had an affinity for painting, but she didn't pursue her full time artistic career until she was living in Las Vegas and rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon. The breathtaking scenes throughout the land prompted Hanson to develop a goal of producing one painting per week. …

Art

Personal Photography by Nick Meek

Expressive Photography.<p>Nick Meek is a remarkable and very talented photographer. His skills are often in demand for advertising campaigns for …

Lively Scribbles Produce Energetic Portraits of Famous Faces

Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low uses a playful scribbling technique to produce his energetic black and white portraits. He first discovered his lively process while doodling in his sketchbook. He realized that his notes were actually the path towards worthwhile final products.<p>Low says, “I knew …

Doodling

Endearing Photos of Heavy Metal Rockers Posing with Their Cats

With band names like Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, and Cattle Decapitation, you don't think of metal musicians as warm and fuzzy people. But beneath the darkness is a softer side, and Alexandra Crockett reveals it in her new book, <i>Metal Cats</i>. The endearing photographs capture the extreme personalities …

Heavy Metal

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore | Colossal

<p>Self-taught photographer Darren Moore creates ethereal black and white landscapes using a method called daytime long exposure, where a special …