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  1. Wonder of wonders: a Trapper Keeper for your 7" or 10" tabletsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | Boing Boing

    A Trapper Keeper themed case for my tablet? I had to order one for my Kindle Fire the instant I saw these are available. The nostalgia was too much! Who doesn't remember wanting to keep every day of Junior High School organized in their Trapper Keeper? I certainly did! At the beginning of every school year I'd get a new Trapper Keeper and organize it by class.


  2. Emails show Berkeley police celebrated 'retweets' & 'engagements'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 15 | Boing Boing

    Internal emails show that the Berkeley, California Police Department talked of building a "counter-narrative" on social media against anti-fascist protesters as BPD tweeted out their names and mugshots, then boasted of retweets and "engagement" metrics when mugshots went viral. This amounts to cops doxxing protesters and high-fiving each other over it.


  3. Mysterious repeating radio bursts from distant galaxy could be sign of extraterrestrial technologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | Boing Boing

    Researchers from extraterrestrial research initiative Breakthrough Listen, the SETI Institute, and UC Berkeley used machine learning to detect mysterious repeating radio bursts from a galaxy 3 billion light years from Earth. As of now, the source of the fast radio bursts is unknown and, yes, the bursts "could be the signatures of technology developed by extraterrestrial intelligent life," according to the scientists.


  4. California lawmakers vote to make electricity emissions-free by 2045Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 28 | Boing Boing

    On Tuesday, California state lawmakers passed SB100, a major bill that would commit to making the state's electricity supply completely emissions-free by the year 2045. SB100 passed 43-32.


  5. Poachers eaten by lionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | Boing Boing

    Lions ate at least two rhinoceros poachers trespassing on a game preserve in Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa. Along with the poachers' remains, rangers found a high-powered rifle and axe.


  6. Important elephant road safety tipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | Boing Boing

    As Earth's human population expands, it's harder for other mammals to avoid people during the daytime. As a result, some mammals are becoming increasingly nocturnal.


  7. Meet the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 | Boing Boing

    This is Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog who this weekend took home the top prize at the 30th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California. "Nine years young with a swaggering tongue, Zsa Zsa delivered a shower of slobber as she claimed this year's title," said a news release.


  8. Slashdotter: I've had a pillcam stuck in my gut for 12 weeks and countingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | Boing Boing

    BeauHD, a Slashdot moderator, has Crohn's Disease, and he lives in an age of modern miracles, which means that he can have his small intestine surveyed by swallowing a tiny pill-sized camera, rather than having a scope threaded up his rectum or down his throat, or having his gut sliced open. In more 99% of cases, people who swallow pillcams poop them out harmlessly.


  9. Frozen Rat Kidney Shipping Container: The incredibly bounty of the NIH's 3D printables repositoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2018 | Boing Boing

    The National Institutes of Health maintain a 3D Print Exchange , a kind of miniature Thingiverse for open-licensed, 3D printable objects for teaching and practicing public health. On Hackaday, Elliot Williams shares his favorite finds from the Exchange, including prosthetics, lab equipment, 3D models of proteins, and, of course, the Frozen Rat Kidney Shipping Container .


  10. Eye tracking and fMRI confirm that we don't even perceive security warnings before clicking past themRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | Boing Boing

    A team of computer scientists, psychologists and neuroscientists used eye-tracking and fMRI to measure how users perceived security warnings, such as warnings about app permissions and browser warnings about insecure pages and plugin installations. They found that very quickly , users became "habituated" to warnings and literally stopped perceiving them .


  11. More mammals are becoming nocturnal so they can avoid humansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | Boing Boing

    As Earth's human population expands, it's harder for other mammals to avoid people during the daytime. As a result, some mammals are becoming increasingly nocturnal.


  12. Prominent AI researchers call the entire field "alchemy"Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | Boing Boing

    Machine learning's reproducibility crisis is getting worse, and the massive shortage of qualified researchers has driven top salaries over $1,000,000, bringing in all kinds of cowboys and pretenders. Google AI researcher Ali Rahimi got a standing ovation at a machine learning conference when he called the field "alchemy," criticizing the unsystematic reliance on rules of thumb, trial and error, and superstition.


  13. Amazing video of cells moving within an organismRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2018 | Boing Boing

    Scientists combined multiple imaging technologies to deliver an unprecedented 3D view inside the body of crawling cancer cells, spinal cord circuit development, and immune cells traveling within a zebrafish . Nobel laureate Eric Betzig and his colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute integrate a technology called lattice light sheet microscopy with adaptive optics resulting in a very expensive, 10-foot-long microscope.


  14. LA's soaring homelessness is distorting the national statisticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2018 | Boing Boing

    LA's homeless population is up 75% over the past six years; remove LA from the national statistics and the rate of American homelessness is actually in decline. LA has recently voted billions in new taxes to build 10,000 new homes for homeless people, and another $100 million is due from a fund created by levying a fee on developers, but the new homes are still years away, and the sums, as large as they are, can't keep up with the surging homelessness in LA, driven by a combination of decades of terrible policy and a crazy housing bubble that has driven mass evictions and gentrification.


  15. Converted garage now home to museum of 'curious scents'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2018 | Boing Boing

    Almost directly behind the legendary Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California is a garage that has been converted into a tiny museum dedicated to fragrance. Its curator, author and perfumer Mandy Aftel , opened the Aftel Archive of Curious Scents just last year.


  16. Russia used 150,000 Twitter accounts to meddle in BrexitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | Boing Boing

    A London Times investigation revealed that Russia employed a large army of Twitter accounts to "sow discord" before the Brexit vote. And it appears to have been quite successful, as newspapers like The Sun and Mail Online published tweets from the bogus accounts.


  17. Good deal on the Aeropress coffee and espresso makerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Boing Boing

    I've had an Aeropress coffee and espresso maker for many years, and it works as well now as the day I bought it. It makes delicious coffee and it's a lot of fun to use.


  18. This concrete espresso machine is countertop BrutalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | Boing Boing

    The stark concrete style known as Brutalism is instantly recognizable in architecture, just as it is with this espresso machine by design studio Montaag of Berkeley, California. Not content with the current aesthetic offerings of espresso machines, they decided to create their own.


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