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  • newIs progress inevitable?
    In his book on the history of human progress, Our Kind, anthropologist Marvin Harris asked in the final chapter, “Will nature’s experiment with mind and culture end in nuclear war?”The book came out in 1989, in the final years of our Cold War…
    - 2 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 1:09pm -
  • newEarth faces comet catastrophe, in this week’s tabloids
    J. Edgar Hoover killed President Kennedy, O.J. Simpson aims to murder Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, and JonBenet Ramsey’s babysitter tells all, in this week’s reality-divorced tabloids.JonBenet’s babysitter Kristine Griffin tells the ‘…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:12pm -
  • newAfter On Podcast #3: EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn
    Below you’ll find a wide-ranging interview with Cindy Cohn, who runs the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).It’s the third episode of my podcast, which launched here on Boing Boing two weeks back and which is co-hosted by Tom Merritt. Th…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:02pm -
  • newThis is a really neat aluminum spiral video
    “This is what you get when you iron a Slinky,” said one commenter.So soothing and gorgeous. (more…)
    - 4 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 11:16am -
  • newThe alt-right loves Nietzsche, but Nietzsche would not love them
    No expression of far-right idiocy is complete without a macho misreading of Nietzsche. So frequently miscast as the godfather of everything from the Master Race to Mens' Rights, his name alone is something of a shibboleth. Which is sad, because he wo…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 10:16am -
  • newNintendo Switch is in Amazon store
    It probably won't last long, but the Nintendo Switch with gray Joy-Con is in the Amazon store right now for $299. We got one a few weeks ago and haven't touched our Wii-U since.
    - 9 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:42am -
  • newWatch a new World Yo-Yo Champion in action
    Shu Takada, 20, is the 2017 2A (Two Handed Looping style) World Yo-Yo Champion. He took the title last week at the global tournament in Reykjavic, Iceland.
    - 10 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:15am -
  • newChewbacca beat up a ski resort worker with his snowboard
    A staffer as the Thredbo ski resort in New South Wales, Australia reported that Chewbacca beat him with a snowboard after insisting the Wookie remove his "costume." “He lost consciousness and some teeth,” Chewbacca wrote on social media, acco…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 4:50am -
  • newTranscripts from Martin Shkreli's jury-selection process
    Before being convicted of felony securities fraud, smirking cartoon villain pharma-douche-bro Martin Shkreli had to be tried in front of a jury and this presented a unique problem because everyone hates Martin Shkreli, and thus more than 100 jurors…
    - 11 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 4:22am -
  • newTrump's Jewish team-members won't go public on his endorsement of neo-Nazis
    Gary D Cohn is director of Trump's National Economic Council; Steven Mnuchin is Secretary of the Treasury; Jared Kushner is Trump's son-in-law and Ivanka Trump is Trump's daughter, who converted to Judiasm: not one of them has said anything in publ…
    - 11 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 4:16am -


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