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The New Horizons spacecraft sent back new close-up images of Pluto, and they are stunning. Read the rest
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!
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.
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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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
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.
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
Oh, deer. Someone has a bad case of the munchies.
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 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
Watch this Pekingese show not only this sheep but two other dogs who's boss.
And just in case that line wasn't problematic enough, he added, “we’re not going to set racial quotas.”
The authoritarian leader of Russia sure knows how to look good cuddling adorable soft fuzzy animals. Here is proof.
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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
We'll have what he's having.