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Wednesday February 7, 2018. 11:09 PM
https://youtu.be/Lxd43iH-CX0 Artist, inventor, and bio-hacker Julian Melchiorri created 'Exhale, the Bionic Chandelier,' a hanging electric light that 'purifies the air indoors through photosynthesis performed by living microalgae enclosed into leaf modules.' Exhale is now...
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Back in 2015, U2, Sinead O'Conner and Hozier were all up for Choice Music Prize for Best Irish Album of the Year. Big names, but none of them walked away with the award. Instead, the accolades went to The Gloaming. There's a very good chance that you haven't heard of them....
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Over the weekend, flat-Earther and DIY rocketeer Mike Hughes tried again to launch himself into space. Unfortunately, he failed. As a result, his belief that the Earth isn't round stands. The Washington Post has been following Hughes's misadventures: All critics would be...
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Tabloid stories usually have some vague, distant relationship with the smallest sliver of a fact, but some are such ludicrous fantasies that they deserve special attention. “Inside Versace Killer’s Bag of Death!” is one such a gem. The National Enquirer tells us, in...
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I was honored that old-school Boing Boing pal Douglas Rushkoff, author of numerous essential books for happy mutants, invited me onto his Team Human podcast to talk about the Voyager Golden Record, the iconic message for extraterrestrials that my friends Tim Daly, Lawrence...
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Photographer Benny Lam spent several years documenting grim living conditions in Hong Kong where people live inside tiny 'coffin cubicles' within illegally divided apartments. The images are grim glimpses of life in the city with the most expensive housing market in the...
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On March 23, the United States Postal Service will issue a Mister Rogers stamp celebrating the host of the iconic children's TV show. The dedication will take place in the Fred Rogers Studio at Pittsburgh's WQED, the place where 'Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” began.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH5Vl99k2JQ The wonderful Copy Me project (previously) has revealed the first installment in its new three-part series on The Creativity Delusion, which takes aim at the 'myth of genius,' which picks a small subsection of creators, scientists ...
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I had no idea Bufferin was still for sale. I will try this instead of marijuana for the chronic pain my deteriorating lumbar discs deliver. Thanks, Jeff! Bufferin Regular Strength Buffered Aspirin Tablets-Odorless, White to Off-White-130 ct via Amazon Image via Amazon.com
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The authors of the entertaining 388-page Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies make short work of debunking a bunch of popular tinfoil hat bugaboos, like Roswell, Area 51, underground government installations, chemtrails, faked moon landings, 911 truthers,...
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Reddit has shut down /r/deepfakes, the subreddit where people collaborate to produce incredibly disturbing faceswapped pornography that uses machine-learning to put the faces of famous people who aren't pornography performers onto the bodies of people having sex in...
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The University of Texas's Ransom Center (previously) has posted a gorgeous selection of digitized movie posters from its Movie Poster Collection, from the 1920s to the 1970s. (more…)
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https://youtu.be/ekD9-GMz5EY When we debate copyright policy on the internet, the story is pitched as 'creators vs technology,' but that leaves out the millions of people who create, but who are not part of the traditional entertainment industry -- people whose...
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Detectives Marcus Taylor and Daniel Hersl of Baltimore's elite, seven-member Gun Trace Task Force are on trial for years of robbery, home invasions, drug dealing, gun dealing, and worse -- their defense is that they were not the primary participants in these activities, not...
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Speaking to the Heritage Foundation last night in honor of Ronald Reagan's birthday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reckoned himself to be an expert on drug addiction and had some sage advice for opioid users: “Sometimes, you just need to take two Bufferin or something and ...
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The producers of last year's disastrous Fyre Fest should consider hiring Atlanta entrepreneur Tiffany Brown, whose company, Tribute Contracting LLC, was awarded a $156 million contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deliver 30 million meals to starving...
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If Trump gets his way, your elderly relatives will be evicted from nursing homes after their Alzheimer's care eats up their lifetime Medicaid benefits; as Yves Smith writes, 'are family members supposed to let them wander out into traffic and have nature take its course?'...
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Botin Restaurant in Madrid has been in operation for 293 years, a world record. The owners claim the oven hasn't once gone out. The house specialty is roast suckling pig, which is 25 euros. Ever since the doors opened in 1725, the oven has been sizzling continuously, never...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h07iXD-aSCA Computers that are isolated from the internet and local networks are said to be 'airgapped,' and it's considered a best practice for securing extremely sensitive systems. (more…)
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Oneita Jackson is a national treasure. You should read Nappy-Headed Negro Syndrome, her amazing collection of short stories! A few years ago I took a trip to Michigan, selling ads for Boing Boing. While there a friend arranged a tour of revival Detroit; this was the first...
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