Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.

Caturday: This kitten likes to bat at bubbles with her paws

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Bubble Face,” by Boing Boing reader Avelino Maestas. “Our cat Squishy likes to bat at bubbles with her paws,” he explains. Shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

“Point of View,” a collage series by Beth Hoeckel

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From the website of brilliant collage artist Beth Hoeckel, “Point of View.”

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A proposal for a new mandatory shopping label

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Doghouse Diaries, via This Isn't Happiness.

Metamorphosis: manipulated photo series about transformations of the human body

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“Metamorphosis is a concept about the unlimited transformations of human body. Just like a chameleon, it’s fitting, just like a virus, it’s mutating, just like a personality, it’s changing. Something new is about to birth, a metamorphosis, an organic complexity.”

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“Actually, it's about ethics in game journalism.”

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A Tumblog of Greatness: actuallyethics.tumblr.com.

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New Yorkers: To avoid Ebola, don't eat Ebola-infused poop or snot

Noted. Thank you, New York 1 anchor Errol Morris. We'll just go back to eating the poop and snot of people who are Ebola-free.

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Galactic Wheel of Life shines in new infrared space image from NASA Spitzer telescope

It might look like as spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" circular weapon wielded by television's fictional warrior Xena, but this ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life. A newly released image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1291. Though the galaxy is quite old, roughly 12 billion years, it is marked by an unusual ring where newborn stars are still bursting to life.

In this spectacular image released this week, an older galaxy ignites with an outer ring of stellar life.

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October, a photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

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Photo: A lovely autumn study shared by Boing Boing reader Bill in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

U.S. senator to Internet providers: promise me you'll commit to Net Neutrality

 Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont speaks to reporters in Havana February 20, 2013. [REUTERS]


Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont speaks to reporters in Havana February 20, 2013. [REUTERS]

The short version of why Net Neutrality matters: Paid prioritization of internet traffic could create "fast lanes" for some content, and block or slow access to other content.

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“Kitty help,” a photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

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Nicholas Longtin shares this photo of “A dirty farm cat reaching for help while in the clutches of a small child” in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Brad Pitt, Louis C.K., and Zach Galifianakis on a most awesome episode of Between Two Ferns

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Wait for the part where Brad Pitt spits gum at Zach Galifianakis.

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Dark drawings by Kristofer Porter

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Kristofer Porter: the artist's website, and a Tumblr with wonderful, dark sketches and drawings.

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60-ton underwater sculpture to become reef home for tropical fish

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Eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor's latest work, "Ocean Atlas" is inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Titan Atlas who supported the weight of the heavens on his back.

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A chair that spills its guts

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Cao Hui, “Visual Temperature — Sofa,” 2008.

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A ship launch video goes terribly wrong

Classic viral video of 2013 vintage, also available in GIF form. Here was the original Reddit post, and the original video upload (LiveLeak)

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