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Cheese is the chameleon of the food world

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Cheese is not just a treat for the palate: its discovery changed the course of Western civilization, and, today, cheese rinds are helping scientists conduct cutting-edge research into microbial ecology. Read the rest

will.i.am’s first smartwatch winds down

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There’s a new smartwatch that lets you make phone calls right from your wrist. No, not that one. Read the rest

Six great kid-lit books and comics that helped inspire Alien Invasion In My Backyard

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These are just a few of the books and comics that I can point to as loving as a kid and helping inspire me to write. But they’re all quite different from my book. Read the rest

Silkpunk - playing engineer in an imaginary world

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How I ended up with bamboo-and-silk airships that compress and expand their gasbags to change the amount of lift. Read the rest

Feelings machines: games that capture a moment

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ceMelusine makes small, simple virtual spaces that feel as unknowable and vast as the human heart Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: When Xenu, Intergalactic Overlord, Returns to Earth!

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Tom the Dancing Bug , IN WHICH the Intergalactic Overlord and Super-Space Villain Xenu Returns to Earth! Read the rest

Book: Alien Invasion In My Backyard

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From the author of Tom The Dancing Bug, published weekly right here at Boing Boing! Read the rest

Better Call Saul's compelling first season ends

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The latest episode, legally dissected. Read the rest

Hip Hop Family Tree: Beat Street

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A campy Hollywood moment from Hip Hop history. Read the rest

The many inglorious deaths of my virtual fish

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How an 'anti-nurturing sim' helps reveal the importance of mortality in games Read the rest

Let go: this moving game about gravity will catch you

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In most games, you live or die by your reflexes. In this one, you trust the universe to catch you. Read the rest

The 5 psychological barriers to climate action

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What we think about when we try not to think about global warming, and what to do about it. Read the rest

Kitchen Panic: a retro-game of frantic human gluttony

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You might think Hungry Hungry Hippos was the ultimate consumption game; but that was hippos, not humans. Kitchen Panic is about people. Read the rest

In a new book, Jon Ronson talks with people whose lives have been ruined by online shaming

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In his new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson explains how we are destroying each other with good intentions Read the rest

A look through Star Trek’s Mirror Universe

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Through the decades the desire to return to Star Trek's Mirror Universe has remained, enabling the franchise to explore areas it otherwise couldn't and adding possibilities beyond its usual framework. Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Lo, In the Land of Indiana...

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH a baker in the land of Indiana runs his business strictly according to his Scripture. Read the rest

The Age of Selfishness

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A graphic look at Ayn Rand’s life, libertarianism, the financial crisis of 2008, and where the financial world is headed now Read the rest