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Thursday February 7, 2019. 11:09 PM
Greetings - The Bureau has now concluded. I'd like to thank you for reading. (and Boing Boing for the serialization) Catch up on all twelve installments here. It's 6:30pm and your day is officially complete. Here is your playlist for the final episode, 'Your Heart Sings' ...
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Of course don't forget to personalize it. (via r/StarWars)
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Biomedical engineers prototyped a pill that integrates a syringe to inject insulin into the floor of the stomach. From Science News: The shape is designed to guide the device to rest, cap down, on the floor of the stomach. There, it sticks a needle tip composed almost...
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This fascinating infographic compares the values of various assets (gold, silver, cryptocurrency, real estate, stocks, and so on) by presenting each asset as a number of $100 billion squares. All the global assets combined are dwarfed by the derivatives market. The...
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Trump, yesterday: 'When I say something that you might think is a gaffe, it’s on purpose; it’s not a gaffe.' Trump, today: 'Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides – from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights to extending the vote ...
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The other website I edit is called Cool Tools, which features reader-written reviews of tools they love. For the last couple of years, we've been posting video reviews of tools (subscribe to the channel here), produced by Donald Bell. His latest video is a comparison review...
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Chocolate contains cocoa solids, except when it is white.
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A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that 67 percent of people filing for bankruptcy were wiped out by medical bills. That amounts to 530,000 families per year, a 'figure that is virtually unchanged since before the passage of the Affordable...
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Fluffy the cat's human caretakers found her frozen and unresponsive last week in a Kalispell, Montana snowbank. From CNN: 'She was essentially frozen,' said Andrea Dutter, director of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell. When she got to the clinic, her temperature was below...
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I came across Roger-Pol Droit's Astonish Yourself at the Califonia Science Center museum shop about 10 years ago. I was attracted to its bright red and yellow cover. When I flipped through it, I was even more intrigued. It had 101 simple self-experiments designed to change...
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Juul -- infused with billions by the company that owns Marlboro -- attained its $12.8B valuation by growing faster than any other vaping company, thanks in large part to the children who bought its products, reversing decades of progress in getting teens off nicotine...
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This ad forces me to question the value of Superb Owl advertising. Where will you be? I think Qualcomm is still around, but not Flo.Tv. Catchy tune tho.
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'The Bottle Imp' (1893) is a great horror story by Robert Louis Stevenson. (You might want to read it before continuing here, but it's not much of a spoiler if you do.) Futility Closet: An Idler's Miscellany of Compendious Amusements, by Greg Ross, describes the paradox of...
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Grind coffee espresso-fine for less than $100. A switch flipped in my head last summer and I started drinking espresso again, after a several year stint drinking tea. I had been back on the coffee kick for a few months when a stone from a bag of cheap Trader Joe's beans...
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'Humans have massage chairs so why shouldn’t our pets have petting machines. I gave it a Rube Goldberg style flare to make it interesting to watch.'
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Chinese fish farms have successfully bred seven generations of Takifugu rubripes and ten generations of Takifugu obscurus that lack the gene that causes normal specimens of these pufferfish species to produce a deadly toxin that means near-instant death for anyone who eats a ...
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The New York Police Department does not want you to know where sobriety checkpoints, traffic cameras or police officers are at any given moment. 'Surprise' is evidently a key element of law enforcement. NBC: Ann Prunty, the department's acting deputy commissioner for legal ...
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Sweden consistently ranks as one of Europe's most innovative and entrepreneurial nations, and one of the most obvious explanations for this is the country's generous leave policy, which entitles salaried, full-time workers to six months' unpaid leave to start a...
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Cryptocurrency: Seemingly overnight, it's gone from a curious sidebar in the world of economics to the driving force behind the fortunes of entrepreneurs the world over. What's even more amazing is how few people understand the blockchain technology that enables...
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In First Contact, Book 1 of David Marusek’s (previously) science fiction series Upon This Rock, an alien being crash lands in a remote corner of Alaska, not far from a family-cult of preppers for the end times, and the alien exploits the beliefs of the family patriarch by...
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