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Astronauts Bid A Fond Farewell to Leonard Nimoy, Noting the Profound Effect That Mr. Spock Made on Their Lives

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NASA astronaut Colonel Mike Fincke and ESA European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano bid a touching farewell to actor Leonard Nimoy, each noting the profound effect that his famous Star Trek character Mr. Spock had on the lives of scientists, engineers and astronauts around the world.

And as we at NASA along with our international partners explore the moon, Mars and beyond, will take the spirit and energy that Leonard brought to his character Mister Spock along with us -Live Long and Prosper

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Watch this Best-selling Author confront the Real Haunted Houses from his Book

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We look at a lot of photographs of abandoned places here but it can be a real treat to find beautifully shot and narrated film footage to really take us on a journey inside these forgotten time capsules. Author Ransom Riggs wanted to make sure the setting for his haunting upcoming novel was true to life, so he travelled to Europe on a quest to find the kind of abandoned places described in his book; an urbex road trip if you will– and filmed the whole thing. Let’s join him for some of the most incredible and moving moments of the trip…

Get yourself a copy of Ransom Riggs’ NY Times Number 1 Best Seller Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

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Amelia And The Animals: Photographer Mom Captures Daughter’s Love For Animals

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Since she was 3 years old, Amelia has been posing with animals both exotic and common in an extraordinary photo series called Amelia and the Animals. The photographer behind the series, Robin Schwartz, is also the model’s mom!

The first photo in the book, taken in 2002, features a 3-year-old Amelia and a chimp named Ricky. Schwartz told the Telegraph that a book of chimpanzee photos she published in 1993, Like Us: Primate Portraits, had put her in contact with some “chimp people” who in turn helped open doors to access other exotic animals, like the elephants and tiger cubs that Amelia has also posed with.

Schwartz writes that her daughter is a natural around animals, showing “enormous fortitude and ingenuity in relating to each individual animal with kindness and respect” and exhibitng a calming effect on them.

More info: robinschwarttz.net | Facebook | Instagram | Amazon (h/t: telegraph)

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Schwartz’s book of her photos with Amelia is available on Amazon.

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Daily Inspiration #2011

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Daily Inspiration #2011
Daily Inspiration #2011

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 to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don’t forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo.

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An Eerie Geiger Counter Chandelier That Flashes and Clicks When It Detects Nearby Radiation

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Geiger Counter Chandelier by Phillip David Stearns

A Chandelier for One of Many Possible Ends is a light sculpture that sporadically flickers and clicks in reaction to local ambient radioactivity. The effect is achieved through 92 Geiger counters, each connected to an LED lighting element. The sculpture was created by artist Phillip David Stearns in response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011. According to Stearns, if the sculpture ever fully illuminates, it is an indication of fatal levels of ambient radiation. A Chandelier for One of Many Possible Ends is on display at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York through March 2015.

Geiger Counter Chandelier by Phillip David Stearns

Geiger Counter Chandelier by Phillip David Stearns

photos via Phillip David Stearns

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips