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Just look at this Rocketeer Banana (http://bananatown.tumblr)

Just look at it. — By NightBrigade at 8:37 AM Wed

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Scientific or Scientifical (http://idoubtit.wordpres)

Paranormal investigation groups claim to be scientific in their mission and activities. But, they don't reach that high bar. Instead, they mimic science and look "Scientifical". That may be enough for some people to take them seriously. — By S. Hill at 8:33 AM Wed

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Looks like Apple's broadening its campaign against people using generic terms in English. — By Eaves at 8:15 AM Wed

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Zombie Truck (http://www.freegamestart)

Your mission in this cool zombie game is to drive your truck on the border of Mexico and kill all zombies which get in your way. — By jblanco at 7:56 AM Wed

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Bollywood Song Sources (http://www.youtube.com/w)

Bollywood has eclectic tastes, taking good songs from all over the world and making them it's own! — By Avi Solomon at 7:01 AM Wed

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Bjork - Joga [Sasha Raskin Remix] (http://sasharaskin.com)

Another amazing remix. And it's FREE! — By Nataraja at 6:58 AM Wed

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QR-code t-shirts (http://scanthetee.com)

These shirts let you say things in a way that is private and public at the same time. Great fun and seem to encourage a lot of interesting interactions. — By mikeyla at 5:27 AM Wed

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One year later, small signs of progress: "Toronto police will never again use the controversial crowd control technique known as kettling, which was employed for the first and last time in the city's history during last year's G20 summit.: — By davegroff at 5:14 AM Wed

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True Story (http://vimeo.com/2296814)

Even after 10 years, this sometimes still makes me cry. — By Paynie at 11:07 PM Tue

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In a 'why the internets wuz invented' moment, some guy who writes for somethingawful has begged the lead singer from 90's faux-ska 'Shrek house band' Smash Mouth to eat 24 eggs. On camera. This is now a massive - and thoroughly enjoyable - internet meme; evidence: https://twitter.com/search/@smashmouth%20eggs https://www.facebook.com/smashmouth?sk=wall — By JHR at 10:21 PM Tue

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Which ramen is tops? Hans Lienesch has tested and rated 431 types of packaged noodles -- so far — By The Ramen Rater at 9:06 PM Tue

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Flash Drive/Harmonica! (http://www.etsy.com/list)

Esty seller Backyard Brand is offering a combination harmonica/flash drive loaded with harmonica lessons. — By jellyfisher at 8:54 PM Tue

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Mobs or Crowds (http://www.cbc.ca/news/c)

An interesting first look at the Vancouver riots from the perspective of science - what can science tell us about crowds? — By thirdway at 6:43 PM Tue

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Boing Boing Archives Analysis (https://sites.google.com)

Using the 11 year span, 120MB XML dump provided this past January, this BB reader sliced-n-diced the weekly posting habits of your favorite BB editors. After lurking for quite a while, some familiar posting habits started to become noticed, and all that raw data - just look at it! My main takeaway is that Cory never sleeps... — By Will Brown at 4:33 PM Tue

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An attempt to activate a CableCARD using Comcast's online chat feature results in a FAIL. Reviewing the transcript, it's not even clear I was chatting with a real-live human being (though I would feel better knowing it was a bot and not a person sitting in a room, typing on a keyboard.) — By SchnauzerLogic at 4:29 PM Tue

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From a patent application that Apple got: "In some embodiments, a transmitter can be located in areas where capturing pictures and videos is prohibited (e.g., a concert or a classified facility) and the transmitters can generate infrared signals with encoded data that includes commands temporarily disabling recording functions. Accordingly, devices near the transmitter may be able to detect images to receive the infrared signals and the commands encoded in the signal but those devices may be unable to captu — By Will MacGhee at 4:04 PM Tue

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Hunter-gatherers built THIS?! (http://ngm.nationalgeogr)

7,000 years before Stonehenge, in southern Turkey, Neolithic humans carved dozens of 16-ton stone pillars & arranged them in a set of rings. The pillars are vaguely reminiscent of Stonehenge, but more sophisticated. "Discovering that hunter-gatherers had constructed Göbekli Tepe was like finding that someone had built a 747 in a basement with an X-Acto knife." From the June issue of National Geographic. Photos by Vincent J. Musi http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/gobekli-tepe/musi-photography — By Marilyn Terrell at 3:29 PM Tue

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A dance group from Oakland dancing in the rain in the middle of the city. Illustrates the talent and fundamentals of inner-city dance. In some places, it is surprisingly similar to ballet. — By E. And at 2:42 PM Tue

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"Everything Is a Remix" Parts 1-3 (http://www.everythingisa)

This series is about how long the history of remix culture actually is. I wasn't shocked by any of the material, but it's fun to see derivative works side-by-side with originals. — By bobbylox at 2:18 PM Tue

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The government of Chile has indicated that they will monitor social and news commentaries in order to sample what people are saying (it appeals to their masochist side since their popularity is in the dumps). So, when they ham-handed announced it, everyone understood "we will wach what you are posting". Anonymous did not like this and have announced a retaliation. — By Alejandro at 2:04 PM Tue

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Enjoy a free internet while you can!! (http://www.guardian.co.u)

Speaking of personality disorders - when Peter Mandelson, who pushed through the digital economy bill, sits down with Keith Alexander - the director of the NSA and head of United States Cyber Command to discuss "Social Networks: Connectivity and Security Issues" you can be pretty sure they aren't hammering out how best to preserve the freedom of the internet. — By Raven at 1:36 PM Tue

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A vaccine to cure religious fundamentalism? (http://www.screedofmomus)

I'm hoping this is some kind of hoax - or has a better explanation than what's offered on this site... I have a hard time believing that people would be designing a 'flu' to 'cure' people of 'fundamentalism'. But what do I know? - I'm probably naive. — By jh at 1:35 PM Tue

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Military doctors struggling to treat post-traumatic stress disorder are quietly adding a new tool to their arsenal: A controversial brain-wave therapy they say can heal troubled veterans and even send once-broken troops back into combat. — By JoSparro at 1:25 PM Tue

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The sound-absorbing "Sound Charge" T-shirt, which will debut at the Glastonbury Festival in England this weekend, takes amplified acoustics and converts them into a steady charge. In other words, you can keep your mobile juiced simply by hanging out at a concert. — By Fang McGee at 12:19 PM Tue

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In addition to that, there's Montblanc's $24K Gandhi commemorative pen, Barack Obama chocolates and more. — By CurseYouKhan at 12:07 PM Tue

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Paper Action Figures (http://workplaceofthedam)

Create Your Very Own Badass Paper Action Figures — By Erik Lundy at 11:43 AM Tue

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Ornidia obesa has wings that beat so quickly that condensation builds up. To rid itself of the excess weight, the fly performs a high-speed spin to eject the water, in spectacular fashion. This was shot at 700 frames per second, and is played back at 30 frames per second, slowed down 23 times. — By Barry Stock at 11:23 AM Tue

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My Flame Is Dim? (http://slog.thestranger.)

Dan Savage takes the Gay Card quiz. via the Slog — By robbarretta at 10:58 AM Tue

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Cavemen vs Dinosaurs - Coconut Boom Game (http://www.freegamestart)

Toss bombs accurately as you try to blow up all the dinosaurs in as few shots as possible. — By jblanco at 10:50 AM Tue

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If you read Brooke Gladstone's new book "The Influencing Machine" you'll probably guess she likes SF a lot partway through the book. But when we talked I learned she's a fan, and we talked about the SF origins of her new work of non-fiction. It was one of those interviews when all of a sudden, things take a turn you never expect. — By RickKleffel at 10:48 AM Tue

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the Big Angry theory (http://www.redbubble.com)

Pop culture mash of Big Bang theory and Angry Birds. Rockin!! — By zomboy at 10:44 AM Tue

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The OpenWatch Project has created some open source software which secretly records police encounters, then uploads them to a remote server where they are anonymized, analyzed and posted to the internet. On their blog, they have just posted a legal analysis of DUI checkpoints in California and have uncovered numerous civil liberties violations. They are encouraging more people to use their cellular phones to monitor all their encounters with public officials as part of a mass sousveillance network. — By Rich at 10:39 AM Tue

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Bob Pease, legendary electrical engineer at National Semiconductor, was killed in a car wreck Saturday. Author 'Pease Porridge' books and columns. http://www.national.com/rap/ — By Bill Beaty at 10:02 AM Tue

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Hackers, the phantoms of the opera of the Internet, have had an enormous impact on the rich narrative of our online reality. The video below, the first episode of "Net Cafe" from 1996, begins by describing the first time the CIA website got hacked, which is like the quintessential "hacker move" that still gets played from time to time, probably to confirm our understanding of what a hacker actually is, even if it means hackers becoming a parody of themselves by doing so. — By Hanson at 9:38 AM Tue

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I'm surprised this sort of thing doesn't happen more often. Under the ACA health care reform he would actually be eligible for Medicaid (starting July 2014) without having to rob a bank. — By jetsetsc at 8:49 AM Tue

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Everything looks cooler at 1000fps. A variety of activities are captured by a Phantom HD Gold camera. — By Muse at 8:42 AM Tue

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3 little skimmers all in a row (http://www.flickr.com/ph)

Another adorable picture of baby things. This time, tiny, odd looking shorebirds. — By mpb at 8:21 AM Tue

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Wordly Will (http://twitter.com/#!/wo)

My brother says some pretty ridiculous things, usually without even know he is doing it. Luckily my sister-in-law writes the best ones down and shares them on twitter. — By bentheo at 8:01 AM Tue

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One through eight -- ok. Gross, but ok. I get it. Nine (http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/CigaretteWarningLabels/ucm259213.htm) -- THAT IS NOT A WARNING. AAAAAAAAARGGHHHHHH — By lefthandrighthand at 7:57 AM Tue

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City Story: Voices Beyond the Boardwalk (http://www.indiegogo.com)

From the IndiGoGo page: Coney Island is a place like none other, known around the world for its iconic amusements and the role its had throughout history as America's first playground. At the same time the community that lives, works and struggles to support Coney Island's survival has gone unknown and unseen, until now. City Story is a feature documentary film project that explores in depth the lives of several unique characters... — By Adam at 7:16 AM Tue

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This summer, the St. Louis Art Museum is exhibiting & conserving the last-known 19thC Mississippi River panorama, a kind of steampunk movie. Typically installed on huge scrolls, panoramas were 'screened' to give the illusion of passing scenery, gas-lit and accompanied by music, a dramatic reading of the history passing by -- plus some jokes and tall tales. Even Queen Victoria is said to have enjoyed a panorama show. Today, Modern Art Notes features a Q&A on the conservation & exhibition of the SLAM panorama. — By ArtinfoMAN at 7:03 AM Tue

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Call for Participation: Revel (http://getrevel.com/)

Revel, a geolocative app with an emphasis on play and public space, is currently seeking creatives to author challenges in the fields of: Appreciation, Exploring, Fitness, Neighbors & Networks, Leadership, Photography, and Storytelling. Winning challenges will be distributed in an iphone app and performed in live events in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Authors of selected challenges will also receive up to $5,000 in cash prizes. — By Sarah B. at 6:29 AM Tue

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Sometimes running barefoot leaves a mark (http://y2kemo.com/2011/0)

Running barefoot or with minimalist shoes is all the rage. And while the latter will lessen the impact of rocks, glass, sticks, and other debris the former will put your feet in direct contact. Throw in a screaming child and a baby jogger and this is what your feet might look like. — By y2kemo at 6:06 AM Tue

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Has Lulzsec got the full 2011 UK Census? (http://www.theregister.c)

TheRegister is reporting that lulzsec has obtained the full UK Census and are planning to leak it online. Now even people who've never used their details on the internet can feel the pain. If true, expect kneejerk legislation, and a lot of blame-passing. — By Andrew Howat at 4:43 AM Tue

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In the centre of Sofia there's a huge Soviet-era monument. A geurrilla artist has done a paint job on one of the epic communist friezes on the monument : the communist-era soldiers in it have become Superman, Captain America, Ronald McDonald, Santa Claus, and other figures from American popular culture. The hammer-and-sickle flag waving over them has transformed into the stars and stripes. A spray-painted slogan under the frieze reads: 'In step with the times'. BG police ate looking for the culprit. — By dickcherry at 1:12 AM Tue

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Pee Wee's New Adventures (http://www.youtube.com/w)

If Pee Wee's Big Adventure had been turned into a different tv show than Pee Wee's Playhouse — By Andrew128Tou at 1:06 AM Tue

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Back to the Future The Series (http://www.youtube.com/w)

If Back to the Future 1 had been a tv series, complete with 80s style graphics. — By Andrew128Tou at 12:53 AM Tue

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TermWiki.com is a social learning network based around short encyclopedia entries and questions in 83 languages. Each entry is categorized into one of 1300 categories, to ensure you're viewing the correct information for your industry or subject of interest. TermWiki has accumulated 1.4 million terms in the last year, all contributed by the user community. — By rderbyshire at 12:29 AM Tue

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This record is music for right now. Rock that speaks to working people and their trials. But it eschews the Americana label. They are rock with influences from the likes of Nick Cave and more... — By paogle at 10:50 PM Mon

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Snapshots of unaware women. (http://theferrousarchive)

Another episode of the Ferrous Archive, this time we're exploring the sniper snapshooter and great moments in mundane life! — By Cozyoak at 10:04 PM Mon

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Bronies gone gangsta. — By Meggie Macabre at 6:14 PM Mon

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Telltale Games have made a name for themselves by producing high quality, fun loving point-and-click adventure titles in an episodic format. While Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 1: We Negotiate With Terrorists is definitely a point-and-click adventure title, fun loving, and of high quality, it is so far removed from what you have come to expect from the studio. As a result you are punched in the face with quick witted, quirky and a little dirty adventure title that will hold your attention from start to — By hellerphant at 5:24 PM Mon

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Alternatively: Quick! Someone share this with Terry Pratchet! Researchers at the University of Southern California have created an artificial memory based on studies of how rats form memories. Not only did the chip(s) allow rats that had had their ability to form permanent memories blocked remember things longer than short-term memory would allow, the chips also worked in rats with functioning long term memory. Duplicating the work in primates is the next step. — By Vnend at 4:16 PM Mon

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White Female Bay Area Rapper (http://www.youtube.com/u)

Really good white girl rapper from Oakland who's against designer clothes. Wuz in SFWeekly too. — By jono at 4:06 PM Mon

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Narcocultura & narcocultos: society & religion superseding the secular & criminal in #Mexico's drug wars? via @smallwars . Most interesting, and disturbing aspect of this is what this collective psychopathy could hold for the future - a terrible harbinger indeed. — By ibbers at 3:54 PM Mon

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Ryan Dunn of Jackass and Viva la Bam fame died in a one car accident early Monday morning — By tixeon75 at 3:19 PM Mon

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Richard O'Dwyer, a British IT graduate, is facing extradition to the US for publishing links to movie piracy sites. — By Brother Phil at 3:07 PM Mon

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"That uptick in bicycling numbers you've been hearing about nationwide? It's mostly men. A recent paper looked at cycling demographic trends and found that, on average, nearly all the new riders on U.S. roads in the past 20 years have been men between the ages of 25 and 64." — By Grist at 2:36 PM Mon

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Better solar powered water splitter (http://news.stanford.edu)

By using titanium dioxide exactingly applied to silicon a group of reasearchers at Stanford University have dramatically advanced the solar splitting of H2O. — By caseyd at 2:05 PM Mon

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360 view video of Vancouver Riots (http://virtualtours.nort)

Great video, this format should be used more often. Would love yo see an artificial event like the Oscars done this way. — By Dan Mac at 2:00 PM Mon

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Cool Timelapse video (http://www.youtube.com/w)

Largest Urban Wind Tower Project in the U.S. — By fusionenvy at 1:07 PM Mon

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Zelda Dubstep (http://ephixa.com/album/)

Don't believe I've seen this on BB yet. A Legend of Zelda dubstep remix. — By highway40 at 12:56 PM Mon

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An Aptos man discovers the skeleton of a digital camera washed up on the beach, complete with intact SD card holding photos from 2007. He has posted some of the photos to flickr, hoping to find the camera's owner. — By matman at 12:39 PM Mon

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Silent Cities (http://www.silentcitiesu)

Born out of a drunken debate about how it could ever be possible to recreate the scenes created in Danny Boyles' 28 Days Later of a desolate London was Silent Cities. A blog showcasing some of the biggest cities in the world shot in silence, and in black and white to give it that extra eerie, ghostly and spooked feel. Currently hosting shots from London, Chicago and Sydney among others Silent Cities is a growing project aiming to host photographs from every city in the world. www.twitter.com/silentcitiesuk — By SilentCities at 12:06 PM Mon

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Someone with a HongKong IP address copied user data from Mt. Gox's database, accessed an account cont. 7.7% of all Bitcoins, sold them, bought them back, tried to change them to US$, crashed the Bitcoin exchange rate from $17.50 to $0.01 within minutes. Mt. Gox is undoing 3500+ transactions that occurred since then, resetting the rate to $17.50. BC is trading ~$14.50 now. The user data (4MB text file) are being circulated, sold. Bitcoin's anon. transactions also easier to track than people thought. — By Amelia_G at 11:17 AM Mon

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Dog sentenced to die by Stoning (http://tribune.com.pk/st)

A Jewish court sentenced a dog to die by ancient Jewish law of "death by stoning." Bad Dog! — By mianwaheed at 10:54 AM Mon

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My co-workers created a new Kindle book this weekend, made especially timely by the Bitcoin collapse. Perhaps all it is is "Treasure Island" with a quick search-and-replace job; but sometimes art is created in unique ways. The idea to create "Bitcoin Island" itself echoes uncertainty of Bitcoin and the massive amount of garbage in the Kindle marketplace. So enjoy! — By mrfantasy at 10:50 AM Mon

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Dealing with Bureaucracy (http://youtu.be/XXWZ3uAE)

Have you ever dealt with bureaucracy in any of the developing countries, then this will feel like Deja Vu. — By mianwaheed at 10:26 AM Mon

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The first couple of pilgrims had to stop their cars in the middle of the highway because the undergrowth got too thick to drive anymore. I've heard the giant white orb sticking out of the National Mall up ahead is the source of all these sticky fruit-bearing vines that are caressing the highway system all around Washington. Their tendrils plop giant mango-shaped things that taste like honeysuckle and persimmon and breadfruit all rolled into one all over the roads. They burst through the asphalt in spots ... — By jeff.simmermon at 9:58 AM Mon

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At the Technology Review Blog they review a paper on the ArXiv describing a new system for manufacture. Their system evaluates a design and decides which parts would be best suited to additive manufacture and which would be best for subtractive — By KEvin at 8:45 AM Mon

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Tagore and Ray Honored at MFAH (http://www.rmrmedia.com/)

The 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore is being celebrated across West Bengal, India and Houston is not far behind in the celebrations, making strong efforts to recognize him and spread the word. It was an absolute honor for Indians, on Friday June 10, 2011, as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosted the works of Tagore and of legendary film director Satyajit Ray to celebrate the centenary of poet Rabindranath Tagore. — By Ranjan at 8:25 AM Mon

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SPAZ! (http://www.spacepiratesa)

Awesomely fun old-school self-funded retro-indie 2d top-down space-shooter, currently in Beta. I had assumed that I got the link from BoingBoing in the first place, but it aparently not, so BoingBoing definitely needs to know about it. — By bencurthoys at 8:03 AM Mon

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Little Samurai (http://www.freegamestart)

Help the Little Samurai defeat the evil Emperor Kuroi and free the Dragon. — By jblanco at 7:34 AM Mon

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Stopping Physical Street Spam (http://www.youtube.com/w)

This company continues to knowingly post illegal advertising all over Minneapolis. They won't listen to reason and the law, so I'm taking the cause to the internet. — By a47danger at 7:33 AM Mon

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School is pretty much out for summer, and swarms of new college and high school graduates have been thrust into the "real world." But first, with graduation day came commencement speeches. While many long-winded orators might have put grandma to sleep and sent kid brothers reaching for iPhones, some keynote speakers delivered real stemwinders. — By Jess Hullinger at 6:57 AM Mon

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Robots are cool, 3D printing is cool, designing your own robot to be 3D printed is double cool, making it happen when you are 16 is awesome.... — By duann at 6:27 AM Mon

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Putting science to use to answer the burning questions that keep us up at night: What is the launch velocity of a flying Sifaka lemur from Madagascar? I use the open source program Tracker to find out. Cool video, motion capture, and physics! — By Aatish at 6:13 AM Mon

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Real-time depth-of-field in Second Life (https://www.youtube.com/)

Second Life added some advanced rendering to their Viewer this past week. This video I shot demonstrates some of the amazing real-time visual you can get now with a strong graphics card. — By z7q2 at 5:46 AM Mon

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amazing "Fata Morgana" superior mirage (http://www.youtube.com/w)

probably the best video of a mirage I've seen — By jkg at 2:19 AM Mon

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All you need is a glass of water synthesized from urine from NASA's toilet-to-tap system to wash it down! Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda has come up with a way to turn human feces (from sewage mud) and turn it into steak. The meat itself is made up of 63% proteins, 25% carbohydrates, 9% minerals, and 3% lipids. In order to make it taste and look better, red food coloring and soy-protein is added. Right now, the poop-meat costs 10-20 times more than regular meat. — By agent420 at 11:31 PM Sun

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Gamers know that the Australian indie scene is alive and kicking. Users from across the globe are downloading and enjoying a seemingly countless number of games across multiple platforms that have been developed Down Under. However, with the announcement of a new R&D tax credit coming into effect on July 1st, it seems that gamers aren't the only ones noticing the talent on display. — By hellerphant at 11:09 PM Sun

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The Clock Ship Tere (http://www.kickstarter.c)

Hi Mark, We met briefly at Makers. This is the Pirate Ship I was telling you about, the C.S. Tere. We're hoping to bring her to Makers next year, but first we need to finish her. We set up a KickStarter to help raise the money to do just that. If you or Cory could post the KickStarter link it would go a long way to getting us there. Thank you, Captain LostMachine Andy — By LostMachine at 11:03 PM Sun

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A Flock of Seagulls (http://chadlockwood.blog)

And now, my impersonation of the 80's band, A Flock of Seagulls. — By actualchad at 8:28 PM Sun

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Pride (http://www.unseenportlan)

Beautiful image of the Gay Pride parade in Portland, Maine — By magicmonkeymeat at 7:52 PM Sun

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History of the Fallout Shelter Sign (http://conelrad.blogspot)

Exhaustive multimedia history of the yellow and black fallout shelter sign. — By CONELRAD at 7:37 PM Sun

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The CDC's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report discusses a 35% increase in infant mortality in eight West Coast cities in the ten weeks after the meltdown at TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear plant. The 4-week average was 9.5/1000 before, and 12.5 for the ten weeks after the meltdown. By comparison, the U.S. national average rose only 2.3% during this period. The cities surveyed included San Jose,San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, and Boise. — By Mark Kleiman at 7:04 PM Sun

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Turns Out this Girl is Virtual (http://www.youtube.com/w)

It has been revealed that Aimi Eguchi, the rising member of Japanese pop group AKB48, is indeed a virtual creation. While not nearly as sophisticated as William Gibson's fictional Rei Toei (she is not AI) there are some parallels. The concept was to create a uniquely appealing idol for commercial purposes by making a composite of the most popular idols of AKB48. Despite not being real she participated in a magazine spread, spoke in a TV commercial and gave a scripted interview. This video is a "making-of". — By Stupid Glen at 5:49 PM Sun

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The Story of a Walt Disney Imagineer (http://laughingsquid.com)

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Live webcam of Sierra Vista fire (http://www.ustream.tv/ch)

My brother lives in Sierra Vista, with a good view of the mountains that are burning. He's set up a webcam to show the approaching fire. Hopefully, we won't get to watch the camera melt. — By nixiebunny at 4:44 PM Sun

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The Miami Serpentarium was a fixture of my geeky South Florida childhood and Bill Haast was its heart and soul. When I heard today that he passed on at 100 years of age I went digging and found this awesome 1968 Life article - written 20 years into his career at which point he had only been bitten by 80 or so fatally venemous snakes. — By pigFoot at 4:38 PM Sun

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Major Bitcoin Broker hacked! (https://support.mtgox.co)

Bitcoin broker Mt. Gox was recently compromised, allowing perpetrators to get away with $1000 worth of bitcoins and making a dump of the user database. — By morkl at 4:02 PM Sun

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I can not fathom how setting fire to some tiny hot air ballon and letting it go, can be fun way to celebrate the 4th of July? Call me stupid (?) but letting go of a wind blown open flame in California is a stupid act, indeed! — By kentkb at 3:56 PM Sun

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The CDC's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report discusses a 35% increase in infant mortality in eight West Coast cities in the ten weeks after the meltdown at TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear plant. The 4-week average was 9.5/1000 before, and 12.5 for the ten weeks after the meltdown. By comparison, the U.S. national average rose only 2.3% during this period. The cities surveyed included San Jose,San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, and Boise. — By Mark Kleiman at 3:54 PM Sun

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People complain about "Big Pharma", but "Big Woo" is pretty profitable too. The company Boiron is selling a professionally packaged children's "cold remedy" called "Cold Calm" which contains "nux vomica", otherwise known as strychnine, as well as Pulsutilla, a poisonous plant that produces toxins that slow the heart and can cause convulsions. And it's for sale at Rite Aid and Whole Foods! Diluted, as expected, but not necessarily to non-detectable levels. — By Jonathan Badger at 1:43 PM Sun

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Life Before the Dinosaurs (http://lifebeforethedino)

Completely awesome blog by a kid who paces the room, dictating content to his mom: "I am seven years old. I really like the life before the dinosaurs. And I really think arthropods are cool." — By Klondike at 12:16 PM Sun

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Groucho Marx Sings About Father's Day (http://www.youtube.com/w)

Groucho Marx on the Dick Cavett show sings two songs about father's day. — By penguinchris at 11:49 AM Sun

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How To Get a Shipping Container (http://www.instructables)

How (and a bit about why) to get a shipping container for your yard — By liseman at 11:04 AM Sun

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Psychiatrists are killing your kids (http://www.examiner.com/)

The CCHR estimates that each year 20,000,000 children and young adults suffer with being labeled with mental disorders that are not based on clinical diagnoses but solely on professional opinion and a checklist of behaviors. In what is now a $4.8 billion-a-year industry, most diagnoses happen without the benefit of brain scans, x-rays, genetic tests or blood tests that definitively prove the mental state of the patient, yet the children affected are given dangerous and often life threatening drugs. — By Jeromie at 10:23 AM Sun

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Binary Book of Genesis (http://www.youtube.com/w)

Bookbinder Michael Greer shows how he made a Binary Code version of the book of Genesis. — By Avi Solomon at 8:18 AM Sun

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Well looky here! — By Jack at 8:05 AM Sun

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