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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Why DC Comics Needs To Step Up Their Game, According To An 11-Year-Old Girl

DC Comics has created some of the most iconic superheroes of all time, no doubt, with characters like The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Canary and of …

This is Probably What a Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch Press Conference Would Actually Look Like

The least and most reticent of football stars, Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman, share the stage in this Key & Peele Super Bowl skit.<p>You won’t come …

The cheapest time to book a flight? New app thinks it has found the secret

A new app promises to save travellers money by pinpointing the cheapest days of the year to take a flight.<p>Hopper, available in the App Store since yesterday, claims to analyse “billions” of prices before identifying the cheapest time to travel on thousands of routes. Hopper believes it can save …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Men's Fashion

The Little Rascals Cast Recreated the Movie Poster for the Film's 20th Anniversary

First of all: <i>The Little Rascals</i> is 20 years old. Just let that sink in for a moment. Cool? Cool.<p>The film actually came out on August 5, 1994, so the …

Pizza Hut Japan's New Ad Boasting Cat Chefs Is as Adorable as It Is Unsanitary

Everyone loves pizza, and (mostly) everyone loves cats, so Pizza Hut made the brilliant decision to combine the two for its latest ad campaign — in …

Top 8 Most Innovative Pinball Machines of All Time

At Popular Mechanics, we've got gaming geeks, energy experts, resident astronauts and roboticists—even an extreme surgeon. But no one's got our gadget guru beat on his pinball wizardry. From the invention of solid-state guts to holographic playing fields, from the advent of anticheating devices to …

Hidden Google: 10 Fun Search Tricks

This is where the intro normally goes, but let’s be honest with each other about the nature of this relationship. You’re going to skip right over …

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

How to Invest Without Putting Money Into the Stock Market | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Rose.</i><p>As a financial planner, I spend a great deal of my time advising clients on how and where to …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Science Fiction

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

This is what a $22,000 Android phone feels like

With Vertu finally offering an up-to-date luxury phone, we naturally had to check out the Signature Touch up close and personal. After all, it's not everyday that one gets to play with a $21,900 phone for free (though you can do so at any Vertu boutique, as long as you're nicely dressed). For those …

An Oregon Couple Rushed Through Their Wedding Because Of A Wildfire And The Photos Are Breathtaking

So, a wildfire starts burning around you and it's terrifying, sure. But it also makes for a hell of a wedding photo.

Weddings

Ireland Investigates Alleged Discovery of 800 Babies in Sewer Tank

Grim reports that nearly 800 dead babies were discovered in the septic tank of a home run by nuns has set off a round of soul-searching in Ireland and sparked calls for accountability from government and Catholic Church officials.<p>Fresh research suggests that some 796 children were secretly buried …

Ireland

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Finnish artist Janne Parviainen creates dazzling, futuristic images by painting with light. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him to get illuminated about this unique art form.<p>Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen …

Digital Art

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

Alternative Godzilla Movie Posters

A selection of unofficial, alternative Godzilla movie posters by different creative folks.<p>It’s always a pleasure to see how great blockbusters of the …

Film Posters

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Prototypes

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art

A Question Of Biggitude: What's The Largest Creature On Earth?

What's the biggest living thing on Earth? I can think of two. I'm not sure which is biggest, but neither of them is a blue whale. These are weirder. Much, much weirder.<p>One is a tree. The other eats trees.<p>This is the tree.<p>Now, I know this looks like more than one tree. If you were counting, it looks …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Industrial Designer

Oklahoma halts double execution after one is botched

A controversial double execution in Oklahoma was scrubbed Tuesday night after the first inmate to receive an experimental three-drug cocktail writhed and grimaced on the gurney, struggled to lift his head and died of a heart attack more than 40 minutes later, officials and witnesses said.<p>Clayton …

U.S. Supreme Court

How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock's life began to unravel, history all but forgot the pilot who made it.<p>Just before the coast …

Hung Up