In-depth interview with Serial's Jay

Jay Wilds, the star witness in the case against Adnan Syed, talks at length to Natasha Vargas-Cooper at The Intercept: Read the rest

Newly-elected GOP House Majority Whip spoke at hate group's neo-Nazi rally in 2002

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) admitted today that he spoke at a 2002 gathering of a front group for former KKK leader David Duke.

Secret Nazi nuclear weapons testing bunker unearthed in Austria

An underground weapons bunker built by Nazis to test nuclear and chemical weapons has been unearthed in Austria. Read the rest

Bizarre glitches in Mortal Kombat

This 30-minute compilation, created by gamers, is a lesson in how far one can go into the cracks of an already-batshit classic game in search of the deeply bizarre. [vis Digg] Read the rest

"Anon" vs Iggy Azalea

After aiming a series of nasty remarks at a black artist, rapper Iggy Azalea was threatened with the release of a sex tape by Anonymous. But when it's just a random online creep with no established connection to hacking, activism or anything else associated with the amorphous collective, who is "Anonymous"? Read the rest

United Airlines leaves caged dog in rain

Remember: to airlines, your pet is nothing more than luggage Read the rest

Microsoft developing new lightweight browser

It's called "Spartan," alleges ZDNet. "Microsoft may show off Spartan on January 21... But my sources also aren't sure if Spartan will be functional enough for inclusion in the Windows 10 January Technical Preview." Read the rest

Hilarious kid totally owns WGN weather forecast segment

Be yourself forever, young man, you are excellent.

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Shredding Christmas Trees, and 7 more oddly satisfying Shredder Porn videos

Why are these videos of shredder machines so comforting and hypnotic? Ask me later after I'm finished watching them. I need some alone time right now. Read the rest

Watch: Cornstarch flamethrower is awesome

"A flamethrower that burns dry ingredients found in almost any kitchen in the USA. Toasty!" Read the rest

A gorgeous piece of 'psychoactive art' from a Boing Boing reader

Trippy fractal goodness.

After calling Mike Brown memorial 'pile of trash,' Ferguson police spokesman let go

Breaking news: unacceptable behavior by police continues in the town where a police officer shot an unarmed black kid dead, and was not charged with any crime for the killing.

Confessions of shoplifters

At Matter, Mary Mann talked to (mostly) law-abiding people who have a secret penchant for shoplifting. Read the rest

China blocks Gmail

It looks like the Chinese government is blocking user access to Google’s Gmail through third-party email clients, which many people had been using as a work-around to bypass earlier blocking of Google services via web browser.

"The blocking began last Friday and has ignited anger and frustration among many Internet users in China," reports the New York Times' Ed Wong from China. Read the rest

'The Interview' is now available in more places than anyone actually needs

Thanks, North Korea. Or whoever.

Busting Sex Workers' Clients Increases Demand

Economist Charles Hill argues attempting to reduce the demand for sex services will backfire, increasing its supply and harming sex workers, free agents and coerced alike.

Video: "Best News Bloopers 2014"

Keep fucking that chicken. Read the rest

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