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 surreal erotic photography of Heinrich Heidersberger [NSFW]

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A selection of works by the German photographer Heinrich Heidersberger (1906-2006).

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Video: Watch these two TV anchors goof off in an excellent manner during commercial break

Well played, WGN-TV Chicago weekend news anchors Robert Jordan and Jackie Bange.

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Cute little Mini Dachshund takes a little bath in a little sink

Awww.

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Deep Space area rugs

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I want one so bad my head hurts. Deep space rugs by Schönstaub.

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Video: Up-close and friendly encounter with a Great White Shark, in Monterey Bay

Using a GoPro camera, Patrick Anders Webster captured this amazing encounter with a juvenile carcharodon carcharias, Great White Shark, at Monterey Bay Fisherman's Wharf on October 6.

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Sunny Day at Crater Lake, a photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

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A photo shared by Ben Leshchinsky in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. “Crater Lake remains reflective, if only for a bit, during a warm afternoon in the Oregon Summer.”

Tesla Motors: Yes, we have no self-driving cars in the pipeline. But we will soon offer some sick new rides.

Automotive analysts expected Tesla Motors to possibly announce a self-driving car this week--that did not happen, but the company “did roll out an exotic suite of driver-aid and safety features Thursday night” reports USA Today.

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U.S. military official: Ebola could spread into Central and South America, and from there North

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Ebola Virus.

The risk that Ebola could spread into Central and Southern America, and from there into the U.S., is “a real possibility” according to the commander of U.S. Southern Command. Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly addressed the outbreak this week during a speech at the National Defense University in Washington, DC.

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Report: Obama considering new options for closing Guantanamo

“The White House is drafting options that would allow President Barack Obama to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by overriding a congressional ban on bringing detainees to the U.S.,” The Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday. “Such a move would be the latest and potentially most dramatic use of executive power by the president in his second term. It would likely provoke a sharp reaction from lawmakers, who have repeatedly barred the transfer of detainees to the U.S.”

NYC airport workers walk off job, protesting lack of protection from Ebola risks

Some 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off their jobs at New York's LaGuardia Airport today, protesting what they say is a lack of protection from possible Ebola exposure. These workers' jobs include “cleaning up vomit and bathrooms.” [Reuters]

Awesome, sports-loving girl's awesome letter to sports company whose catalog excludes women

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“My 12-year-old basketball-loving daughter got the latest Dicks catalog and had a big problem with it,” tweeted sports journalist Chris Peterson of azcentral.com. She wrote a letter.

Century-old time capsules opened in New York City, Boston

Representatives from the Bostonian Society talk to the media after opening a 113-year-old time capsule, which was found inside a lion statue, at Skylight Studios in Woburn, Massachusetts, October 9, 2014.  [Reuters]


Representatives from the Bostonian Society talk to the media after opening a 113-year-old time capsule, which was found inside a lion statue, at Skylight Studios in Woburn, Massachusetts, October 9, 2014. [Reuters]

A fun coincidence of history: In Boston and New York this week, two unrelated openings of time capsules left by people 113 and 100 years ago, respectively. They are two of the country's oldest time capsules.

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Flowchart: What kind of beer should you drink?

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Large size here.

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