David Pescovitz

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

Video: All of The Simpsons couch gags, simultaneously

This is not an artwork by Nam June Paik but rather every couch gag from The Simpsons all at once.

Gaming scientific research

The scientists behind EteRNA, the 2003 game launched at Stanford to crowdsource potential RNA molecular structures, wrote a new paper analyzing how well the approach worked, stating that "It only recently hit us that EteRNA, despite being a game, is an unusually rigorous way to do science."

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Nap Anywhere head support

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I already can (and do) nap anywhere, but the Nap Anywhere looks like it would make it more comfortable to do so. Here's a video demo. (Thanks, Tanya Schevitz!)

Satoshi Araki's exquisite urban dioramas

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Tabletop photographs of incredibly realistic tiny dioramas by Satoshi Araki.

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Mini-documentary about the world's largest e-waste dump

Agbogbloshie in Accra, Ghana is the world's largest dump for electronic waste from all over the globe. Meet the teenagers who tend it in this short film, Regolith, directed by Sam Goldwater.

Second skin spacesuit

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MIT researchers are developing a "second skin" space suit lined with tiny coils that contract when switched on, tightening the garment around the body.

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Lab-grown penises ready for testing

In the next few years, researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine hope to transplant lab-grown penises into people who need them due to congenital abnormalities, disease, or traumatic injury.

The penises are grown from the patient's own cells on a 3D collagen scaffold made from a donor penis. Studies on rabbits "were very encouraging," says tissue engineering pioneer Anthony Atala, director of the Institute. From The Guardian:

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Because the method uses a patient's own penis-specific cells, the technology will not be suitable for female-to-male sex reassignment surgery.

"Our target is to get the organs into patients with injuries or congenital abnormalities," said Atala, whose work is funded by the US Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, which hopes to use the technology to help soldiers who sustain battlefield injuries.

As a paediatric urological surgeon, Atala began his work in 1992 to help children born with genital abnormalities. Because of a lack of available tissue for reconstructive surgery, baby boys with ambiguous genitalia are often given a sex-change at birth, leading to much psychological anguish in later life. "Imagine being genetically male but living as a woman," he said. "It's a firmly devastating problem that we hope to help with."

Twin Peaks returns to TV!

Welcome back to Twin Peaks.

On Friday, David Lynch tweeted "Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee"

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Treasure Island Music Festival haiku contest finalists!

The New Pornographers (video above) is just one of two dozen acts the winner of our haiku contest will see at San Francisco's Treasure Island Music Festival taking place October 18 and 19. Also performing are Massive Attack, Outkast, Alt-J, TV On The Radio, Janelle Monáe, Chet Fake, The Growlers and many more. Our friends at Noise Pop, co-promoters of the event, gifted us a pair of VIP 2-Day Tickets (a $590 value) to share with a lucky Boing Boing reader, and now we reveal the finalists! Last week, we launched our annual Treasure Island Music Festival Haiku contest. The three finalists below all win Boing Boing t-shirts. We'll announce the winner of the VIP passes on Tuesday, October 7. Congratulations to the Haiku masters below!

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Henry Miller Memorial Library's fallen redwood auction

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On Sunday, the hallowed nonprofit Henry Miller Memorial Library in magical Big Sur, California will auction off large slabs of old-growth redwood sliced from a 200-foot, 500-year-old tree that fell on the site a couple years ago.

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Here's library staff member Mike Scutari recounting the tree's topple:

Scott Albrecht: new show of hand-drawn typographical art and woodworks

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My hypertalented pal Scott Albrecht, a Brooklyn-based artist and designer, has a solo show of his hand-drawn typographical illustrations and wood sculptures opening tomorrow at Philadelphia's Art In The Age boutique and gallery.

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Charles Manson, the musical

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"Charles Manson: Summer of Hate – The Musical" just opened at Hamburg, Germany's Thalia Theater.

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Video: camera on train tracks

BNSFME put a GoPro camera on a train tack. If you can't handle the suspense, forward to 1:00. (via Laughing Squid)

Jane Goodall talks about viral animal videos

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"I think they’re really important in connecting heart and head. On the one hand you’ve got the science out there now that shows that animals do have personalities, minds and feelings; On the other hand you are seeing animals face-to-face in these YouTubes."

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Apple's Jonny Ive in Vogue

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Vogue profiles Jonny Ive, cementing the Apple designer's place in the annals of computer couture.