David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner and Medium's head of creative services. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

Jakub Rozalski's dystopian sci-fi countryside paintings

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The future bullies its way into the traditional European countryside in German artist Jakub Rozalski's dystopian paintings.

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Photos of silly Victorian era people

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These Victorian Era photos of people making silly faces delight me to no end.

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Chocolate records

Peter Lardong makes playable (and edible) records from chocolate, a century-old tradition we've posted about previously. (via Laughing Squid)

Scientific evidence of very brief "life after death"?

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The largest scientific study of "life after death" and near death experiences in cardiac arrest patients (who were resuscitated) suggests that some people may sustain several minutes of awareness after the heart stops.

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The In Vitro Meat Cookbook

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Unreal lab-grown oysters from "The In Vitro Meat Cookbook," a glorious exercise in recipes as design fiction from Next Nature. More over at re:form.

Frozen, the chip tune

Frozen, 16-bit.

Haim and Stevie Nicks play "Rhiannon"

Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks invites Haim over to hang out as the New York Times listens in on the conversation and we're all treated to a pretty great stripped-down version of Rhiannon by the foursome. From the New York Times:

Danielle (Haim), who tends to have little to say to the press and often appears bored on camera, had the most questions for Nicks, leaning forward intently and nodding. She was eager to talk about music, and wondered when Nicks knew it was going to “happen” for her.

A slight frown grazed Nicks’s mouth. “There is a song by Buffalo Springfield called ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Woman,’ and the first time I heard it, I was like, That’s me. That’s who I’m going to be. I remember walking through a room, going, ‘Do you know who I am?’ It’s like, the Red Sea is definitely going to part here. My mom used to always say, ‘You paint the picture and it will happen.’ I believe that if you close your eyes and see yourself up on that stage, being bigger than life, you become that person with that big, really good attitude. You’re gonna be that rock ‘n’ roll woman that’s gonna make people happy and take them out of their miserable lives for two hours . . . and they’re going to want your music. And then, girls . . . at 66 years old, you can be starting a year-and-a-half tour that sold out its U.S. dates — in the first week.”

Astounding History of Science auction

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A viewing window from the Manhattan Project plutonium production operation, an Apple I computer, and a wood and brass Helmholtz Sound Synthesizer from c.1905 (above) are among the incredible artifacts on the block for Bonham's History of Science auction taking place on October 22.

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Shipwreck off Haiti isn't Columbus's Santa Maria

Remember the reports in May that a shipwreck off Haiti was likely Christopher Columbus's Santa Maria? UNESCO researchers say nope.

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Coffin for a snake

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Above, a coffin for a snake. It's bronze, Egyptian, c. 664-30 BCE, and in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.

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Winner of Boing Boing's Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 haiku contest!

Congratulations to Boing Boing reader Gary Theut (elDetroit) who won our annual Treasure Island Music Festival haiku contest!

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The Postal Service: new concert film/documentary

"Everything Will Change" is a new concert video/documentary about The Postal Service -- BB pal Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) with Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) -- who released one phenomenal album in 2003, Give Up, and reunited for a tour last year.

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San Francisco, 10/29: Pesco interviews Cory on stage

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On Wednesday October 29 at 7pm, I'll be interviewing Cory on stage at the Jewish Community Center San Francisco!

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Judge: no pajamas, no money from underwear in court

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Signage at York County, Pennsylvania District Judge Ronald J. Haskell's court. (York Daily Record, via Weird Universe)

Steven Levy's Backchannel

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Veteran tech journalist Steven Levy, author of the seminal books Hackers and Crypto, launched his new tech hub Backchannel over at Medium.

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