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Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards were recently announced and the photos are better than ever! The competition, which is put on by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, is one of the exciting photo competitions around because of all of the great entries. This year, …

Nature

The Ultimate Glossary of Photographic Terms

The folks over at Treat recently emailed us to share their new massive glossary of photography terms originally published on their site. If there is …

How to Turn Any Image Into an Illustration in Photoshop

Photoshop is an amazing Tool that can help you with more than just Retouching photographs; it can be used to create illustrations as well! In today's …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

The Coolest Collection of Photography Links from Around the Web

With another week passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet for links to the very best tutorials, special features, …

​Keep Mosquitoes at Bay with This Plastic Bottle Bug Trap

No one wants to be eaten alive by mosquitoes, but there's no need to resort to harsh chemicals to keep them at arm's length. Instructables user …

4 Secret Butcher's Cuts to Try

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're letting you in on the secret cuts that butchers have been</i> …

25 Rooms Transformed Beyond Belief

Amazing room makeovers.<p>The most amazing room makeovers we've ever seen. This article originally appeared on House Beautiful

Interior Design

Eye-Opening "Game Of Thrones" Scenes Before And After CGI Wizardry

VFX company Mackevision has released this incredible video of the effects used in Season 4 of Game of Thrones. Turns out in Westeros NOTHING is real.

TV Series

10 Silly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Image Quality

How many times have you captured an amazing image only to view it on your computer, or as a print, and realize that you screwed something up along …

Daily Inspiration #1805

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 …

Graphic Design

Houses that Share One Lot in Montreal

Situated on a private lot in the center of Plateau Mont-Royal in Montreal, the Siamoises Mentana Boyer project offers something a bit unexpected – …

Architecture

Watch a fireworks show from the inside, thanks to a drone

Drones may be amoral killing machines, but they’re also awesome tools of the entertainment industry. One very clever done enthusiast had the idea of filming a professional fireworks celebration from the inside, high above the city lights.<p>The very clever Jos Stiglingh in West Palm Beach Florida …

What Does the Rx on Prescription Drugs Mean?

The phenomenon of ubiquitous prescription drugs is a relatively new experience in human history. However, its common abbreviation, ℞, has deep roots …

Watch a rocket-powered bicycle set a new land speed record

Frenchman François Gissy has laid claim to a new land speed record using a rocket-powered bicycle. Yes, you read that right. A rocket-powered bicycle. Gissy and his bicycle managed to hit a mind-boggling 163 miles per hour (263 kilometers per hour) over a vacant stretch of highway in Munchhouse, …

How to control your Facebook privacy

The social network has changed a key setting to ensure your updates aren't shared with the wrong people. What else can Facebook users do?<p>Facebook offers several tools and settings through which you can safeguard your privacy. But it's still up to you to control your own socially networked …

Facebook

'Magneto' boots let X-Men wannabe walk on ceiling

Yes kids, you too can have X-Men-like powers if you study hard and have just the right amount of mad scientist in you.<p>YouTuber Colin Furze is at it again. First he made some pretty realistic Wolverine claws. This week, inspired by X-Men's Magneto, he's flipped things up a bit by creating magnetic …

Electromagnetism

Tutorial: How to Quickly and Easily Colorize B&W Images in Photoshop Using Curves

This colorization tutorial by IceFlowStudios is actually a couple of years old now, but we only just now stumbled across it and we just had to share. …

Helpful Tutorial Breaks Down The Basics of Understanding Flash Sync Speeds

When you’re first starting to experiment with using strobes, it’s easy to get confused by all the talk of flash durations, flash sync speeds, and the …

Photoshop Essentials: What is an Adjustment Layer and How to Use Them to Edit Your Images

Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing …

Anatomy of a Leica

Watch this real-life Transformer turn into a car and drive

We're sure this human-size Transformer would say that he does it for the kids, but somehow we think there's just as much adult-spec geeking out for anyone so in love with Transformers that they would be willing to build a costume and walk around wearing it in public. And, if we're honest, we …

5 Creepy Commercials That Will Keep You Awake Tonight

These 5 commercials will likely cause you to go to bed with the light on tonight.<p>If you've seen these previously and blocked them from your memory, …

A Slip-On Leather Shoe You Assemble Yourself

Is Pikkpack the Ikea or the Betty Crocker of shoes?<p>Instead of buying yet another pair of Toms this summer, perhaps you order an envelope with a leather shoe upper, a leather shoe sole, and some cotton laces inside. Then you stitch the pieces together. And so you’ve made a shoe, with all the ease of …

Shoes

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

23 Classic Cocktails You Need to Know How to Make

23 classic cocktails you should know how to make, from Manhattans to Margaritas<p>Knowing how to make classic cocktails is important. There's only one problem: There are a lot of them. Unless you're a bartender, there's no way you'll remember what goes into a Sazerac or the proportions of a Moscow …

Sex and the City

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