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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.

The wonderful GIFs, illustrations, and animations of Julian Glander

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burger on repeat

A selection of works by “Former baby, current animator/illustrator, and future ghost” Julian Glander.

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How are ginormous chocolate Easter Eggs made? Glad you asked.

This beautifully shot and edited video from Betty's, a chocolate company based in the UK, shows how their very large Imperial Easter Eggs are made. The handmade chocolates look like edible works of art.

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How to Fly A Spaceship to the Space Station

An interview with astronaut Scott Kelly by Destin from Smarter Every Day. They talk Soyuz mockup, and then dive into Soyuz orbital mechanics with Astro Reid Wiseman. On Friday, Scott Kelly launches into space where he'll be spending a year. This is cool, and a very big deal. Scott is in quarantine right now, in preparation for that historic upcoming launch.

(Thanks, Glenn Mitchell Youts)

Internet 'Threat-sharing' bill introduced in U.S. House. Promise: security. Reality: surveillance.

The U.S. Capitol, with a gazing tourist. Image: Reuters.


The U.S. Capitol, with a gazing tourist. Image: Reuters.

Today in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence introduced an internet threat-sharing bill, “The Protecting Cyber Networks Act.”

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TIE Fighter: '80s anime-style Star Wars fan-made short film, hand-drawn over 4 years

TIE Fighter is an incredible example of how truly amazing and painstakingly created a Star Wars fan film can be.

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Possible future US president Ted Cruz says he traded classic rock for country because 9/11

Jesus help us all.

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Miraculous face of Jesus appears in South American landslide

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And the owners were miraculously very ready to cash in on the hopes of the faithful.

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Little girl is very upset because her grandmother said "poop"

Little kids basically are like tiny drunks.

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Local News Traffic Reporter who doesn't realize he's live: “Can I get a fish sandwich?”

Oops. Ordering fast food when you're supposed to be reporting about traffic conditions is a bad idea.

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Ingredient in Monsanto weedkiller Roundup probably causes cancer (non-Hodgkin lymphoma), says WHO

 (REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom)


(REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom)

One of the main ingredients in Roundup, that ubiquitous weed killing spray made by Monsanto, probably causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Glyphosate is a cancer-causing culprit, according to a new report from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

From the Quartz story summary:

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The report is based on a review of existing evidence, including multiple studies of the effects of glyphosate on agricultural and forestry workers since 2001, co-author Kate Guyton tells Quartz. She says the report stopped short of saying the chemical conclusively causes cancer, because these existing studies focused on a limited population of healthy male workers; they did not include young people or women. It’s unclear how much exposure would be cancerous, or why glyphosate leads specifically to this kind of cancer, Guyton says.

What the scientists do know is that the people in these studies who were exposed to glyphosate experienced a higher incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma than those not exposed to the chemical. Other studies found that glyphosate led to DNA and chromosomal damage in human and animal cells in vitro, which can lead to cancer.

"A WHO report says a Monsanto weed killer ingredient is probably causing cancer" [qz.com]

Possibly the funniest ever comedy prank album: Ross Lee's ‘Dick Dastard Strikes Again’

Robert Popper shares his "favorite ever" comedy prank album today: Ross Lee's ‘Dick Dastard Strikes Again’.

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Turking for a living: the humans who do the work of Mechanical Turk

One of the Mechanical Turk workers interviewed by Tariq for a New Yorker video.


One of the Mechanical Turk workers interviewed by Tariq for a New Yorker video.

In The New Yorker, Bassam Tariq writes about the humans behind Mechanical Turk.

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Fritz the Golden Retriever is not very good at catching food

He's learning, says his human.

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Secret Nazi lair believed discovered in remote Argentine jungle, where Third Reich leaders fled

 Photo: Clarin newspaper. A site in the Teyú Cuaré park of Argentina believed to have been a Nazi hideout.



Photo: Clarin newspaper. A site in the Teyú Cuaré park of Argentina believed to have been a Nazi hideout.

The Nazi escape routes known as “ratlines” during the fall of the Third Reich led to some remote, unexpected places. One of them, according to a new report in Argentina's Clarin newspaper, led to a remote spot in a strip of jungle on the Argentina-Paraguay border.

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Three Minutes to Nirvana: The digital collage art of Eugenia Loli

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Three Minutes to Nirvana

Artist Eugenia Loli is based in California, and is originally from Greece.

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Pentagon panel proposes changes to military medical ethics that could impact Gitmo force-feeding

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Changes to military medical ethics rules proposed by a Pentagon panel may impact the practice of force-feeding inmates at Guantanamo. The panel may also have just saved the career of a Navy nurse who refused to force feed Guantanamo captives. Jason Leopold at VICE:

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Zombie vs. Drone

It's as fun as it promises to be.

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Living slow-motion in a regular-speed world

Leonard in Slow Motion,” a 9-minute short that's well worth watching. Synopsis:

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Why every new Apple MacBook that comes out needs a different goddamn charger

“Why? Because Fuck You, that's why.”

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Stunning image of Earth seen from ISS during total solar eclipse 2015

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NASA's beautiful photograph taken by Expedition 12 crew members on board the International Space Station, observing Earth during a total eclipse of the Sun.

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Old-school trolling: 10 classic prank calls to public access live TV hosts

Exalt in the delicious rudeness.

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How to fix the global economic meltdown

“Just repeat after me: ‘I am I am I am the resurrection and life of my finances and the US economy.”

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Bulldog appears to answer owner with thoughtful yes and no replies

I can't tell what's going on in this compilation, but the dog sure is cute.

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Average American Female mannequin vs. Average American Female

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Photography: Victoria Janashvili.

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Timelapse of 2 minutes of daytime darkness in 2015 total solar eclipse

This insane timelapse video shows the two minutes of darkness caused by the total solar eclipse in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands on March 20, 2015.

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Video of the 2015 solar eclipse viewed above the Faroe Islands

Professor Brian Cox, Dara O'Briain and Liz Bonnin covering the 2015 solar eclipse, over the Faroe Islands.

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No big deal just a bunch of piranhas swarm-feeding on fresh meat in a river

Dear god.

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Just a poofy rainbow poodle

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Unbelievably beautiful GIF art by DarkAngelØne

Adapted from the work of Gustavo Scheverin


DarkAngelØne. Adapted from the work of Gustavo Scheverin

DarkAngelØne creates gorgeous animations from the work of other artists.

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Hey drone, watch out for that tree

Oops. A quadcopter meets its untimely demise.

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