Help EFF and Muckrock find out how your biometrics are being tracked

Mike from Muckrock sez, "Police departments are increasingly tracking your face, your fingerprints, your tattoos -- and even your DNA. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and MuckRock are working to uncover how local agencies are tracking you and bring some much-needed transparency to the murky world of biometric surveillance through a free public records audit. Read the rest

Homeland Security worker's triple homicide was blue moon ritual killing, says Florida Sheriff

The suspect worked at a local Naval base, but there's no talk of terrorism because he was also white.

FBI investigating security of Hillary Clinton's emails, and thumb drive they're stored on

The FBI is investigating how secure Hillary Rodham Clinton's email practices were when she was secretary of state and used a private email server, reports The Washington Post. Read the rest

Immortan Joe Wants You For War, Boy!

Hugohugo's Fury Road/Uncle Sam mashup art is available as a tee, shirt, poster -- there's also a Furiosa/We Can Do It mashup. (via Gameraboy) Read the rest

Actual questions from my Green Card questionnaire

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Idaho court strikes down anti-whistleblower "ag-gag" law

Many agriculture-heavy states have passed laws criminalizing recording videos of animal cruelty and illegal workplace and food hygiene practices, but one judge in Idaho isn't having any of it. Read the rest

Trophy hunting is "hunting" the way that Big Thunder Mountain is a "train ride"

You may already know that killing a lion is the most cowardly thing you can do, but The Searcher's essay on lion hunting, with accompanying illustration, makes the point with admirable force and eloquence. Read the rest

Follow Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem on Twitter

The greatest band ever to take the stage has now taken to twitter. Follow them here.

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Soylent's new liquid form is kind of spermy, and the guy behind it is sort of creepy

“The first space colonies will have no coal power plants,” says Rob Rhinehart. “I am ready.”

Cecil the Lion to be immortalized as a Beanie Baby

All profits go to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of University of Oxford in Oxford England.

GoldRush: gold sculptures of things we treat as precious, by artist Črtomir Just

A series that imagines what various things we treasure would look like if they were literally made out of gold.

Silent Hello: Lionel Richie's classic music video, but without the words.

Without music, the video for Lionel Richie's "Hello" is simultaneously creepy and hilarious. Read the rest

Some of our favorite monsters from “Compendium Of Demonology and Magic” (ca. 1775)

A most bizarre book from the late 18th century.

3D maps of London Underground stations

The axonometric, not-to-scale diagrams are pretty sweet -- like the castings made of underground ant-colonies, cross with the insane arcology furutism of Paolo Soleri. Read the rest

One way to avoid cultural appropriation: Seek collaborators, not just characters

How one publisher turned a video game into a collaboration with an entire Alaska Native community.

Music: "Heat, Beat and Treat," Timur and the Dime Museum (2015)

Timur Bekbosunov is an incredible performer, his work with the Dime Museum is not to be missed. This video stretches the imagination.

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A Silly Putty six pack

Few things bring back the joy of childhood like the first few moments with a fresh ball of silly putty! Nothing reminds me I am an adult like cutting it out of my child or dog's hair. Read the rest

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