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Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

12 Fantastic Halloween Makeup Transformations

How much can makeup really transform you? That was the question we posed a few weeks ago when we saw Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev do some ridiculously amazing things to some ordinary women.<p>In light of the fact that Halloween is now just around the corner, let's turn our attention to …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Wearable Tech

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Mexico City

Daily Inspiration #1540

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

As the death toll from seven weeks of unrest in Egypt approaches 2,000, the overwhelming bulk of victims has been on the Muslim Brothers' side. A ceaseless campaign of vilification in the country's press has had its intended effect. "They deserve it" is the kind of callous remark reserved for what many now condemn in blanket terms as "terrorists" http://econ.st/12vmiM6

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

August 2013

Why Do We Want Better Cameras If We Keep Making the Photos Look Worse?

There was a time in the mid to late 90s when Nirvana was all the rage, people wore too much flannel, and the design world was pre-occupied with …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Articles about golden state 5 great homes california part three on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>People blog about just about everything, so why not the massive undertaking of building your house? More and more, we're coming...<p>Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu …

Hardened prisoners knit clothes for time off jail sentences

Male prisoners are not known for their love of knitting but for some the pastime has proven to be more than rewarding.<p>Detainees at the Arisvaldo de …

Guardian front page, Tuesday 6 July 2013: Four years on, Met says sorry for G20 killing http://t.gu.com/nFdXF

The woman who nearly died making your iPad http://t.gu.com/nFik6 Tian Yu worked more than 12 hours a day, six days a week. She had to skip meals to do overtime. Then she threw herself from a fourth-floor window, writes Aditya Chakrabortty for @CommentIsFree

Intense Acrylic Storm Paintings Portray the Power of Nature

Texas-based artist Michelle Manley explores the intensity of nature through dramatic acrylic paintings. In her <i>Storm</i> series, she uses earthy color palettes to create landscapes filled with dark clouds swirling together into distant and powerful storms. As the severe weather overtakes the atmosphere, …

What are These Giant Concrete Arrows Across the American Landscape?

Backpacking through Europe in my 20s, my sense of direction served me well—until I hit the cities with the truly medieval street plans. So in …

World War II

Award-Winning Photographer's Photos of Enormous Clouds Capable of Producing Tornadoes and Hailstones

Award-winning photographer Camille Seaman has made quite a reputation for herself with the spectacular images of the polar region in her amazing …

The pornification of Britain's high streets: why enough is enough Magazines with naked women on the cover sit next to kids' comics in newsagents. Scantily clad models are draped across the nation's billboards. Zoe Williams works with readers via GuardianWitness to see how sexual images have invaded the high street – and here is a selection. Is it the world we really want for our kids? http://t.gu.com/n1kJz

Bride-to-be electrocuted answering her iPhone 5

A bride-to-be died when she answered her iPhone 5 while it was charging, it has been claimed.<p>Ma Ailun suffered a massive electric shock when she …

Teenage girl bitten in two by shark while snorkelling in the Indian Ocean

A teenage girl has been bitten in half by a shark which attacked her just a few yards from the shore of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.<p>The …

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