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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.

“Chasing bears through the woods drunk with a dull hatchet is strongly not advised"

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The North Adams police department in Massachussetts has an important message for you.

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Film: “1971” tells story of activists who broke into FBI offices to expose domestic surveillance

Airing Monday, May 18 on PBS stations around the U.S.: "1971," a documentary by Johanna Hamilton on a brave group of activists who worked to expose unchecked power and corrupt activities in the Nixon/Vietnam/COINTELPRO era, when the FBI's main job was to suppress dissent.

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Obama is sorry for drone-killing two Western victims. What about all the other innocents?

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“President Obama's recent response to the tragic deaths of two civilians, U.S. citizen Warren Weinstein and Italian citizen Giovanni Lo Porto, in a January 2015 'targeted killing' strike in Pakistan, was remarkable and unprecedented,” writes the ACLU's Hina Shamshi.

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Convicted CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling speaks in new documentary 'The Invisible Man'

For the first time since his indictment in December 2010, Jeffrey Sterling’s voice can now be heard in a short documentary film, released today.

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CIA didn't forcibly drug war-on-terror detainees before interrogations, says CIA

U.S. Army Military Police escort a detainee to his cell during in-processing to the temporary detention facility at Camp X-Ray in Naval Base Guantanamo Bay (Reuters)


U.S. Army Military Police escort a detainee to his cell during in-processing to the temporary detention facility at Camp X-Ray in Naval Base Guantanamo Bay (Reuters)

VICE News has obtained and published 39 pages of redacted documents from the CIA that shed new light on the treatment of CIA detainees after 9/11.

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Mysterious dark material on Jupiter's moon Europa might be sea salt

A close-up of salt grains discolored by radiation following exposure in a "Europa-in-a-can" test setup at JPL. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


A close-up of salt grains discolored by radiation following exposure in a "Europa-in-a-can" test setup at JPL. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation.

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A supremely weird book: 'Dating Vegans'

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I thought it was a parody.

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'The Oceanmaker,' CGI feature about the last remaining source of water on Earth: clouds

After the seas have disappeared, a courageous pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds.

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The International Space Station is full of holes. Here's why.

Astronaut Don Pettit, the unofficial Don of space photography, explains some of the space oddities of the International Space Station's design in this episode of the YouTube video series 'Smarter Every Day.'

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Rapper J. Cole's new music video 'Wet Dreamz' tells a tale of young love through adorable puppies

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I'm loving the new music video for J. Cole's track ‘Wet Dreamz’ [iTunes, Amazon], from his '2014 Forest Hills Drive' album.

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Ex-CIA Jeffrey Sterling gets 42 months for leaking to NYT. David Petraeus remains free.

Jeffrey Sterling, third from left, with attorneys in Alexandria, VA. Photo: The Intercept.


Jeffrey Sterling, third from left, with attorneys in Alexandria, VA. Photo: The Intercept.

Jeffrey Sterling, a lawyer and former CIA agent convicted of sharing classified information with New York Times reporter James Risen, was sentenced today to three and a half years in prison.

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Animals staring at food

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Each of these photos could be captioned as follows: “Oh, hello. I see that you have [food name]. I, too, like [food name].”

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Watch Elon Musk unveil Tesla's Powerwall, a $3K battery for your home to 'change the world'

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is introducing battery systems for homeowners, businesses and utilities.

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Report: Police in America killed more than 90 people this month. Freddie Gray was only one of them.

A still from video recorded by Kevin Moore of Freddie Gray’s arrest on April 12, which shows the 25-year-old screaming in pain. Gray, 25, later died in police custody.


A still from video recorded by Kevin Moore of Freddie Gray’s arrest on April 12, which shows the 25-year-old screaming in pain. Gray, 25, later died in police custody.

Killed by Police documents the names, age, gender, and race of people killed by police in the United States, and the circumstances leading up to the officers’ use of lethal force.

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Grizzly Bear cub and Wolf cub like to play-wrestle

Nature is awesome.

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Jury convicts ex-Goldman Sachs programmer of code theft, despite avocado tampering

Former Goldman Sachs computer programmer Sergey Aleynikov (2nd L) waits to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court at New York, in this file photo taken on August 9, 2012. REUTERS/STEVEN HIRSCH/POOL


Former Goldman Sachs computer programmer Sergey Aleynikov (2nd L) waits to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court at New York, in this file photo taken on August 9, 2012. REUTERS/STEVEN HIRSCH/POOL

Best lede ever on the New York Times' coverage of the Goldman Sachs programmer trial, which has finally reached an end.

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Federal security officer leaves gun inside US Capitol toilet. Another gun discovered by child.

This gun was left in a bathroom stall inside the Senate office portion of the Capitol Visitor Center on Jan. 29, according to a source. (Photo obtained by CQ Roll Call)


This gun was left in a bathroom stall inside the Senate office portion of the Capitol Visitor Center on Jan. 29, according to a source. (Photo obtained by CQ Roll Call)

A member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's security detail left his Glock and magazine stuffed in the toilet seat cover holder of a Capitol Visitor Center bathroom stall on January 29. A worker there discovered the gun. Roll Call reports on this and two other disturbing instances when Capitol Police left loaded firearms in non-secure places.

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