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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.

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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Here's a fellow playing the theme to 'Serial' on the accordion

Solomon Hoffman's squeezebox rendition of the "Serial" theme is wonderful.

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Arizona shooting suspect is member of white power group that uses Internet more successfully than KKK

Accused killer Ryan Giroux 41, served time in prison in California, Washington and Arizona and has a rap sheet dating back to the 1990s. Photo: AZ Dept. of Corrections.


Accused killer Ryan Giroux 41, served time in prison in CA, WA, AZ; rap sheet dates back to 1990s. Photo: AZ Dept. of Corr.

Logo of the Hammerskin Nation alliance of skinhead groups


Logo of the Hammerskin Nation alliance of skinhead groups

The suspected gunman in a recent Arizona shooting with multiple victims belonged to Hammerskin Nation. This white power hate group originated in Texas, and has enjoyed a growing worldwide membership thanks in part to effective use of the internet and social media.

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New Avengers: Age of Ultron TV ad makes us stoked for May 1

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron looks like it's gonna be a ton of fun.

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This Apple ad from 1996 reminds us how awful Apple's ads used to be

Voice recognition, video, VR, and 3D were all the rage in 1996.

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New high-tech glasses promise to bring color to the colorblind

Some 300 million people around the world are colorblind and unable to distinguish colors, in particular red and green.

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Pip & Pop: sparkly art installations that tickle your rainbow bone

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Everything Pip & Pop create, I love.

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A NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut are about to launch into a year in space

The prime crew members for ISS Expedition 43.  L-R: Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA, Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos. Kelly and Kornienko will be spending an entire year in space on board the ISS. Image: Roscosmos/GCTC


The prime crew members for ISS Expedition 43. L-R: Scott Kelly of NASA, Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos. Kelly and Kornienko will be spending an entire year in space on ISS. Image: Roscosmos/GCTC

The first one-year crew for the International Space Station is set to launch Friday, March 27. You can watch live coverage of the launch and the crew’s arrival to the orbital laboratory on NASA TV.

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LEGO Jurassic Park, the motion picture

“Jurassic Park is brought to life in LEGO as a father, daughter and all their friends combine over $100,000 worth of LEGO pieces to make an epic stop-motion animation.”

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Hyper cat enjoys playing inside shopping bag

How quickly the tables are turned.

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“Do you hear that bass, Mom?”

“I'm goin' back to Cali.”

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The Leviathan: science fiction short by Ruairi Robinson

A giant space whale with wings, as one Redditor put it. This short film is described as a “Proof of Concept/pitch for The Leviathan,” created by Ruairi Robinson. Developed with the assistance of the Irish Film Board.

In a secluded green forest, a very long automated xylophone

This is a wonderful video, and a wonderful work of art.

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Trailer: John Cusack is the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson in 'Love and Mercy'

Very excited to share the trailer for the new Brian Wilson biopic starring longtime Boing Boing pal John Cusack. 'Love and Mercy' opens in U.S. theaters on June 5.

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Woman who was attacked by rabid raccoon strangled it to death with her bare hands

Not the actual rabid raccoon that attacked Cas Overton.


Not the actual rabid raccoon that attacked Cas Overton.

Cas Overton, a 75 year old t'ai chi master who has been teaching the martial art for 40 years, strangled with her bare hands a rabid raccoon that was trying to attack her.

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Cute baby duckling is sleepy, also very cute

So very tired, this little duckling is.

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NASA study reveals new threat to rapidly melting East Antarctic glacier

Aerial photo of Totten Glacier’s ice shelf edge taken during one of the team’s geophysical survey flights. Image: Jamin Greenbaum, U. Texas


Aerial photo of Totten Glacier’s ice shelf edge taken during one of the team’s geophysical survey flights. Image: Jamin Greenbaum, U. Texas

Researchers at NASA and the University of Texas at Austin, along with other research organizations, have discovered two seafloor troughs that could allow warm ocean water to reach the base of Totten Glacier, East Antarctica's largest and most rapidly thinning glacier. The discovery may explain the glacier's extreme thinning, and raises new concern about its impact on rising sea levels.

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How a Muslim American professor found protection and companionship with her dog Ziggy

dringridmattsonFilmmaker Aman Ali shares word of Homegrown Homies, a wonderful new internet short film series with Google about the lives of Muslim Americans. The first episode is about professor and author Dr. Ingrid Mattson and her dog Ziggy.

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Watch this 4 month old baby laugh each time her mom bits into a potato chip

I'm telling you, if Pringles or Lay's doesn't turn this into an ad, they're stupid.

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Chipmunk stretches, then hangs out in his tiny chipmunk hammock

He is very adorable.

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“How to Become Gluten Intolerant” from the “How to Be Ultra Spiritual” dude

“Being gluten intolerant means you are entitled to tell people about the offensive things that happen to you if you eat gluten. Because they're not gluten free, they're obligated by law to listen.”

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Scientology goes Full Tim and Eric on 'Going Clear' documentary

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The Church of Scientology is so scared of 'Going Clear,' the new HBO documentary by Gibney and Wright, they have a whole website devoted to attack documentaries of their own.

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Virginia limits how long cops can hang on to automated license plate reader data: 7 days

Virginia has become the first U.S. state in America strictly limit how long data from automated license plate readers can be retained by law enforcement.

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The animated GIFs of T.J. Fuller

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Loving this trippy glitchy rainbow forest and sea creature vibe in T.J. Fuller's GIF animations.

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Hillary Clinton isn't the only US politician who used a private account to avoid official email

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Karl Rove, Colin Powell, Jeb Bush, Sarah Palin, and Chris Christie have all done pretty much the same thing.

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