"Motherfucker, this is not prison food." If you haven't seen "Sista Girl" Felicia A. O'Dell's cooking videos, which have been making the internet rounds this week, man, you're missing out. Her YouTube channel is called Sista Girl. Read the rest
Without question, cocktails are the most fun and playful type of drinks on the menu, with their vibrant colors, toy-like swizzle sticks, plastic straws, paper toothpick umbrellas, swords of stacked fruit, and the exotic-shaped glasses that contain the concoctions. And yet – the cruel irony of it all – cocktails are off limits to children! Read the rest
There are several Ebola drugs in development and they're starting to reach struggling victims, especially Western aid workers, who agree to participate in ad hoc trials. Read the rest
Holes like this one have been appearing in Siberia — at least three are known so far. There are a couple of theories for what's causing them and both are linked to climate change. Read the rest
President Obama today signed a bipartisan bill into law that allows consumers to switch cell phone service providers without paying for a new phone. The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act reverses a decision made by the Library of Congress two years ago that made it illegal to "unlock" phones for use on other networks without the OK of your service provider, which meant companies like AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint could keep your phone "locked"-- switching carriers or trying to link to other carriers overseas while traveling in that scenario was prohibitively expensive.
"The death of a 43-year-old New York City man who was placed in a chokehold by police officers has been ruled a homicide, according to the New York City medical examiner." Read the rest
President Barack Obama today said that after 9/11, the US did some wrong things. "We tortured some folks," the president said. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The quote that shall live in infamy was made during a briefing Friday on the brewing scandal around the CIA's admission it spied on computers used by Senate staffers who were investigating the agency's use of extreme interrogation techniques and a network of "black sites" and secret prisons around the globe.
Related: The NYT Torture Euphemism Generator.
The World Health Organization's director said today that the ever-worsening Ebola outbreak is "moving faster than our efforts to control it." Read the rest
Boing Boing reader Toni Ahvenainen shared this wonderful photo in our Flickr Pool, "In the sun: Season of Summer Light, Week 31, Saturday." Read the rest