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The horror and the wonder of mayfly birth

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Remember that upper Midwest mayfly apocalypse that Xeni wrote about? Here's how those flies are born. The female dies while laying her eggs. The babies hatch within seconds.

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Desk made from a pinball table

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Tim Sway turned an old Charlie's Angels pinball machine into a desk, cleverly repurposing the coinbox as a desk safe.

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Department of Dirty will help Cameron depornify the Internet

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Pam writes, "Open Rights Group has produced a new satirical film to raise awareness of internet filters - a spoof campaign by the 'Department of Dirty'."

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Darth Vader's car

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Darth Vader's car as imagined and built (life-size) by Hot Wheels.

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New psych sounds from The Black Angels

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Uplifting contemporary psych from Austin, Texas trip-inducers The Black Angels' latest EP "Clear Lake Forest."

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Video: Snowden and Ellsberg at HOPEX

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Here's video of the fantastic conversation between whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg at HOPEX hacker con last week.

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Donate to Noisebridge hacker space!

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My favorite hacker space, San Francisco's Noisebridge, is seeking donations via Indiegogo to fix its electrical system, repair tools, create a new audio/video workspace, and generally upgrade the facility!

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Features

Peter Kuper, cartoonist

In the latest episode of the RiYL podcast, Brian Heater interviews the author of multiple Kafka adaptations and a sketchbook diary chronicling his time in Mexico. Read the rest