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Thursday December 6, 2018. 03:44 PM
National Geographic compiled its list of the twenty coolest places on planet Earth in 2019. The top three: the small Japanese town of Setouchi, the continent of Antarctica, and the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Setouchi has the world's greatest small-town art scene and...
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'And not everyone is happy.' the controversial trend is back in the spotlight—and not in a good way. Penis facials are receiving a lot of backlash following a November 21st Instagram post by actress Kate Beckinsale, who captioned her photo, “After a long flight I do like ...
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For just £2 you could own this remote-controlled boat sculpture that was once featured at Banksy's Dismaland. That is, if you guess its weight correctly. Banksy has donated the coin-op artwork to go into a raffle to benefit Choose Love, a store where you can buy gifts for...
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Kodi is a pretty clingy cat. So, his human companion Sho Ko set up a camera to record the little critter while he was out. Turns out Kodi spends most of his day anxiously pacing by the front door making distressing meows waiting for him to come home. YouTube commenters have...
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Ugly Christmas sweaters are out. In 2018, ugly Christmas dresses and, yes, sneakers are in. The latter are serious road running shoes: Brooks' Ugly Sweater Levitate 2 ($150). Well, as serious as jingle bells, candy-cane-striped laces, and a festive knit pattern can be. ...
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That massive data breach that hit hotel group Marriott? Now there are clues the hackers behind it were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation. Let's refresh on how bad the hack disclosed just last week ago really was. 500 million people were...
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Tchiya Amet says Neil DeGrasse Tyson raped her in the 1980s. As his star rose, no one believed her. Three additional women, one for the first time, now say Neil sexually harassed them. This isn't looking good for the popular science entertainment personality. Allegations...
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An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed one person and sickened 22 near Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California last year may have been caused by an unexpected source. A health official testified today that a cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland...
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Genius. “How to save your hair in the winter.” Original art by IMGURian shenanigansen. Art: @shenanigansen (via, Photograph: Shutterstock)
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Facebook's changes to content display algorithms met with “the fierce devotion in France to local and regional identity,” and the so-called yellow jacket protests in France exploded. “What’s happening right now in France isn’t happening in a vacuum,” reports...
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The downfall of Milo is delicious. The flaming Trumpster fire lasted just one day on the crowdfunding platform Patreon before getting banned. No-platforming works. The Mercers want their money back from Milo, he's utterly broke at more than a million dollars in debt, and...
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Brace yourself. President Trump and others in the image above are facing an imminent criminal prosecution showdown, but tomorrow Donald is due to give 'Hanukkah remarks' again. Have some popcorn handy, this should be bonkers.: Remember last year, when Trump blessed “The...
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Timothy from Creative Commons writes, 'In the US beginning Jan 1, 2019–after a devastating 20 year drought brought on by the infamous 1998 'Mickey Mouse Protection Act.' Creators, commons advocates, librarians, legal activists and others are celebrating in San Francisco at ...
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For the past couple of years, the United States has been investigating allegations that Huawei shipped American-made products to Iran. The why of the matter is that having Iran get their mitts on US goods is a violation of the trade sanctions that the United States...
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In 1998 I profiled artist/inventor Chuck Hoberman for Wired (read it here). It was a fun article to write because Chuck is brilliant, and very nice. You have probably seen two of his most famous expanding/transforming/unfolding creations, the Hoberman Sphere and the Hoberman ...
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Wednesday December 5, 2018. 11:54 PM
Russia is back on its Ukraine bullshit again: last week, the Russian navy boarded and seized a Ukrainian gunboat and a tugboat taking the crews of the vessels prisoner, at least for the time being. NATO is sitting on their hands, just like they did when Putin sent...
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Laurie Penny (previously) got sent on the 2018 CoinsBank Blockchain Cruise -- a four-day cruise filled with 'starry-eyed techno-utopians and sketchy-ass crypto-grifters' who solved the fact that there almost no women signed up using the 'free market': they paid teen sex...
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Welcome back to The Bureau, a weekly series on Boing Boing that pairs a comics story with an electronic music soundtrack. Each panel is timed to occur in real-time, covering an entire day at your job. If you're new to the story, please check in with your manager, as you'll...
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Most HD television sets have a motion smoothing setting to reduce blur, but if it is applied to movies, it makes the movies look like a soap opera. It’s very annoying. Here’s Tom Cruise, pleading with people not to use motion smoothing while watching movies on TV. I’m ...
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Scotch Tear-by-Hand Tape costs a bit more than regular packing tape, but the convenience of not having to tear the tape (and your fingers) with a dispenser is more than worth the additional expense. It's very easy to tear this tape, but it seems as strong as ordinary packing ...
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