New close-ups from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft show off Pluto's mysterious complexity

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

The New Horizons spacecraft sent back new close-up images of Pluto, and they are stunning. Read the rest

Internet food funsters Starry Kitchen to join Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder

Starry Kitchen's infamous crispy tofu balls.
Starry Kitchen, the fun-loving pan-Asian pop-up restaurant darlings of social media, will be joining us at Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder. Om nom nom!
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Survivor bandmembers “gobsmacked” at Kim Davis and Mike Huckabee using 'Eye of the Tiger' at rally

Sylvester Stallone in the movie "Rocky 2."
Survivor guitarist and “Eye of the Tiger” co-writer Frankie Sullivan says nobody in their camp granted permission for their 1982 hit song to be featured at a rally for Kim Davis without their permission.

Climate change denier Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic, which gives grants to scientists

Rupert Murdoch, the new boss of National Geographic.

Rupert Murdoch, the new boss of National Geographic.

The National Geographic magazine has been a nonprofit publication since inception in 1888, but that ends today. The long-running American publication becomes very much for-profit under a $725 million dollar deal announced today with 21st Century Fox, the entertainment company controlled by the family of Rupert Murdoch.

Murdoch is a notorious climate change denier, and his family's Fox media empire is the world's primary source of global warming misinformation. Which would be no big deal here, I guess, were it not for the fact that the National Geographic Society's mission includes giving grants to scientists.

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Dogs get to swim in public pool for one day before it's drained at the end of summer

In Calgary, Canada, public outdoor pools invited local dogs to take a plunge after the pools closed for human swimmers for the season. The event was a charity fundraiser. Read the rest

Hungarian far-right TV journalist fired after abusing Syrian migrants on camera

A camerawoman for the Hungarian broadcaster N1TV tripped a man with a child in his arms who was fleeing from police at a migrant camp near the Serbian border on Tuesday. Credit Stephan Richter, via Twitter
Petra Laszlo was fired after images emerged on social media of her tripping a man who was holding a child in his arms while they fled police at a Syrian war refugee camp.

Kim Davis welcome out of jail rally played “Eye of the Tiger” theme song


Gay-hatin' Lord-fearin' American Martyr Kim Davis and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee celebrate Davis' release from jail with an overused '80s sports anthem. Read the rest

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Hungry deer caught munching marijuana plants at Oregon farm

Oh, deer.
Oh, deer. Someone has a bad case of the munchies.

Divers hunt for fossil teeth from the ancient world's largest shark—and find plenty

A Megalodon shark tooth fossil. Photo: Johnny Cercopely.
The teeth of a giant shark known as Megalodon, the ancestor of sharks still found off the South Carolina coast, can be found throughout the Lowcountry.

Downhill skate champ zooms down Colorado slope at 70mph


Downhill skateboard champ Zak Maytum flies down one of the fastest runs in his home state of Colorado “with speeds approaching 70mph, and rough-ass pavement. Be ready to have your fuckin' face melted.” Read the rest

Tiny fluffball dog teaches working ranch dog pups how to herd sheep

Watch this Pekingese show not only this sheep but two other dogs who's boss.

Larry Harvey on Burning Man's race gap: 'Black folks don't like to camp as much as white folks'

Larry Harvey: ‘We’re not going to set racial quotas.’ Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters
And just in case that line wasn't problematic enough, he added, “we’re not going to set racial quotas.”

Our favorite photos of Vladimir Putin cuddling adorable soft fuzzy animals


The authoritarian leader of Russia sure knows how to look good cuddling adorable soft fuzzy animals. Here is proof.

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Watch: Add butane to a bottle of Coke, get a totally unsafe high-powered bottle rocket


It's always the Russians, beating us in the never-ending arms race of Totally Unsafe Things That Are Fun to Watch. Read the rest

Possibly drunk or high bear tries to scratch back on tree, misses repeatedly, is hilarious

We'll have what he's having.

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