Ballet-dancers' hardest moves in slow-motion

Six dancers from the Washington Ballet were asked to demonstrate the most physically challenging dance-moves in their repertoires; the slow-motion video of the performances yields up an unworldly sort of bullet-time version of these extreme feats of grace. (via Kottke)

Harvard Bluebook: more threats to those who would cite the law

Carl Malamud writes, "On May 16, Boing Boing brought us the story of five years of intimidation on the Uniform System of Citaiton required in the United States, a system otherwise known as The Bluebook. Based on your story, a stern keep off the grass warning was dispatched from the ever-growing Bluebook Legal Task Force […]

House approves 'media shield' amendment, as reporter reveals 2011 subpoena fight

The House of Representatives today voted 225-183 to approve an appropriations bill amendment that bars the Justice Department from forcing reporters to testify about their confidential sources.

Tauntaun charcuterie poster

Super 7's $50 limited edition Tauntaun meat-cuts poster goes on sale tomorrow — 16"x20". Tauntaun Cuts Print (via Super Punch)

Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar) coming soon to Boing Boing!

Above, a trailer for our exclusive Boing Boing video interview and solo performance from legendary musician Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü and Sugar whose magnificent new album Beauty and Ruin drops June 3; our video premieres shortly after! Stream the album here. The Boing Boing Video with Bob Mould was directed by Scott Compton and […]

Majority of Americans think Snowden was right to leak

A forthcoming Yougov survey found that 55 percent of Americans believe Edward Snowden was right to leak the details of Prism (it's not clear whether they were surveyed on other leaks).

Clarion SF/F writeathon: write, sponsor writers, help a new generation

Once again, it's time for the Clarion Writers Workshop writeathon – we need writers and sponsors to help fund the Clarion Workshop, the respected, long-running science fiction writers' bootcamp. A writeathon is just what is sounds like: a fundraiser where writers ask their friends to sponsor their writing. I'm writing 1,000 words a day, five […]

The dream of libertarian technotopia floating startup nations

From Bloomberg's Edward Robinson, a feature on the nonprofit Seasteading Institute.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: This is the difference between weather and climate change

This Cosmos clip of Neil DeGrasse Tyson is going viral, and for good reason. It's a terrific explainer of the difference between weather and climate change, and the role we humans play in warming the earth's oceans. It's just two minutes long.

Chocolate thief caught in Thailand

Amid the very serious military coup in Thailand, an even more serious piece of news: Police have nabbed this brazen chocolate thief.

These entries in a NASA kid space art contest are the best thing ever

The NASA Langley Research Center held a space art contest for kids K-23 in the Hampton Roads, VA region, and their Flickr Pool of entries provide me with endless happy web browsing.

Violent birth of a star, as seen from NASA Hubble Space Telescope

An image released from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows IRAS 14568-6304, a young star shrouded in golden gas and dust.

Say Hi – "Hurt in the Morning" (free MP3)

A new Say Hi record is reason for celebration in my home, and a new (and free) song should make you happy as well. Eric Elbogen is the one-man-band called Say Hi and he makes music that is a slippery study in contrasts. His songs are at once catchy and tragic. They are simultaneously fun […]

NSA can't find any emails from Snowden, then it can (convenient, no?)

Yesterday, the NSA released an email from Edward Snowden to his superiors asking about the legality of NSA spying, claiming it was the only evidence they had that he ever tried to go through channels before turning leaker; on its face, this is pretty damning. But there's one problem: six months ago, the NSA claimed […]

Transgender tipping point: Laverne Cox on the cover of TIME

This TIME cover story, the first to feature a transgender person, is a very big deal. Not just for trans folks, but for all of us. As the headline suggests, it's a tipping point in the acceptance of gender diversity, and respect for all human beings. Also Laverne Cox is awesome and talented and an […]

David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) plays a house party

David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets performs "No New Tale To Tell" at a private house party in Springville, Utah, a Kickstarter reward tied to his new album release. (Thanks, Dave Gill!)

How to massage and feed strawberries to your opossum

[Video Link] This is an old internet gem, but it's still fabulous. More possum care tips: mepearl.com. Below, a delightful classic we've shared before, well worth watching: Possum Eating Strawberries.

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