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.

Black Rock Desert Galaxy

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Black Rock Desert Galaxy,” a photo shared by Wolfram Burner in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Oh hey guys we might be sending ground troops to Iraq after all

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. policy toward Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State on Capitol Hill in Washington September 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. policy toward Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State on Capitol Hill in Washington September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

General Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer who chairs the Joint Chiefs, told the Senate Armed Services Committee he would recommend sending U.S. ground troops to assist Iraqi and Kurdish forces if he believes it necessary.

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NASA announces Boeing and SpaceX will help return “human spaceflight launches to U.S.”

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other senior officials gathered today at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to announce that NASA will resume human space flight in the United States-- Boeing and SpaceX will be the commercial partners to help transport astronauts to the International Space Station, and they will launch from Cape Canaveral.

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Classic skateboard tricks, illustrated

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French illustrator John Rebaud's “Skateographie” series transforms classic skateboard tricks into poster art.

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The lovely miniature paintings of Lorraine Loots

Artist Lorraine Loots: Web, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram.

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The cardboard sculptures of Bartek Elsner

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Fanciful and funky sculptural works in cardboard by Bartek Elsner, a designer and art director based in Berlin. The street art is particularly bold! Here's his “paper blog.”

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Beer labels match brewed contents to Pantone color

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Spanish creative agency Txaber created a series of beer packaging labels in which each brew type is presented with a corresponding Pantone color.

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The excellent pencil sculptures of Dalton Ghetti

We've featured Dalton Ghetti's magnificent pencil sculptures in years past, but they're so gorgeous, and new to many.

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Photos of a beloved bull terrier posed in funny, imaginative scenes

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The Instagram photos of Rafael Mantesso, who stages his doggie--a Bull Terrier--in these funny and adorable compositions.

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Caturday, Back to School edition

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A photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by reader James M.

Happy Caturfriday

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A photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by reader Mark Moschell. The cats' names: Bert and Kiska. Says Mark, "I am only posting this because This Never Happens!"

A jet interior designed with Nike for traveling athletes

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Seattle-based design firm Teague and NIKE designed an ‘athlete’s plane’ cabin for sports pros: a pre- and post-game training and treatment facility in the sky.

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US officials threatened James Foley's family with criminal charges if they raised ransom money to free him

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Slain journalist James Foley's mom says federal officials threatened the Foley family with criminal charges if they raised money to pay ransom to free him. The "devastating" message didn't surprise her, she told ABC News, but the way it was delivered shocked her.

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Grandparents accidentally tagging themselves Grandmaster Flash on Facebook

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A Tumblog of greatness: Grandmothers and Grandfathers accidentally tagging themselves Grandmaster Flash in Facebook photos. The word detection/photo-tagging assistance function doesn't always work perfectly. "Love, Grampa and Grandmaster Flash."

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Some beautiful Burning Man 2014 photos by Trey Ratcliff

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Check out some of the stunning images photographer Trey Ratcliff captured at Burning Man this year.

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