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The 11 Best Thrillers on Netflix Will Take Years Off Your Life

Quicken your pulse with our expert selection of the best crime stories, capers, and psychological conundrums Netflix has to offer.<p>In the future, when they discover that the stress caused by thrillers actually shaves years off your life, people are going to look back and wonder why they spent so …

This woman’s obituary is scathing—and Twitter is here for it

Every now and then an obituary goes viral, usually because it highlights that the person being honored was funny, odd, or extraordinary—or, most …

Tom Waits: The Asylum Era Album Review

Tom Waits had one of the wildest trajectories of any rock artist in the 1970s—or possibly ever. A regular presence in San Diego’s coffeehouse folk scene in the late 1960s, he was living out of his car when Herb Cohen, the manager for the Mothers of Invention and Linda Ronstadt, discovered him and …

16 Adventures in Texas’ Hidden Hill Country

Roads usually serve a utilitarian purpose: to get people from point A to point B. But in the Hill Country, you might suspect that a road was paved …

Thom Yorke Gets Stuck in Elevator in Radiohead’s Claustrophobic ‘Lift’ Video

Blank-faced Thom Yorke spends the entirety of Radiohead‘s new video for “Lift” stuck inside the claustrophobic confines of an elevator.<p>The conceit is …

How the aristocracy preserved their power

After democracy finally shunted aside hereditary lords, they found new means to protect their extravagant riches. For all the modern tales of noble poverty and leaking ancestral homes, their private wealth and influence remain phenomenal<p>On 11 January this year, Charlie, the genial 3rd Baron Lyell, …

Elections

Cancer: Novel cell death technique may be better than chemo

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy are typically used to treat cancer, but they do not work for all patients with the disease. In a new …

‘Game of Thrones’ Fan-Made Video Explains Jon Snow’s Secret Lineage

If you have yet to watch the last episode of season seven of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, here’s how Twitter reacted to that epic finale. However, spoilers are …

Animated map of the solar system shows just how far humans have explored space

This year, 2017, marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit Earth. In those 60 years, we've gone much further, reaching new planets and even the edge of the solar system. Watch as the human race explores the galaxy around us.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Space

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 6: R.I.P. [spoiler] - An obituary

<i>*This obituary contains major spoilers for Game of Thrones season 7 episode 6, which was briefly released by HBO in Spain and Nordic territories on</i></i> …

Why Radiohead's 'Videotape' Is Deceptively Brilliant

Even the most casual listener quickly understands that Radiohead's songs aren't as immediately accessible as the pop music we all hear on the radio. …

“Who wants a merit badge in fracking?”: Stephen Colbert lampoons Trump’s bizarre speech to Boy Scouts

<b>(CBS)</b><p>The late-night comedian joined the rest of America in their shock of Trump’s campaign-like speech to Boy Scouts<p>Taylor Link<p>July 26, 2017 12:35pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump delivered one of his oddest speeches yet to the Boy Scouts national jamboree on Tuesday, a speech so deranged that …

Donald Trump

House Intel leaders threaten White House with subpoena for answers on James Comey tapes

WASHINGTON – At least this time, President Trump's tweets did not go far enough.<p>The bipartisan leadership of the House Intelligence Committee Thursday called on the White House to provide a more complete response to the question of whether there are secret recordings of Trump's conversations with …

Donald Trump

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

Here’s How Josh Brolin Got Bigger Than Ryan Reynolds for ‘Deadpool 2’

Josh Brolin has always been a cut dude onscreen, especially in recent films like <i>Everest</i> and <i>Sicario</i>. But the 49-year-old’s latest role has steeper …

13 documentaries on Netflix that will change the way you see the world

Documentaries have a bad reputation, and that changes now. What some perceive as a boring genre is actually a home to some of the most inspiring, …

A new scientific paper argues the moon is totally a planet—and Pluto is too

Every now and then a scientific paper makes a real splash. We had one recently, to judge from recent headlines. “Moon rises to claim its place as a planet” said The Sunday Times on February 19, while the Mail Online asked “Is this lunarcy?”. The articles were among many responding to the humble …

Astronomy

Trump's new national security adviser has a reading list for anyone involved in military affairs

Facing added scrutiny in the wake of his predecessor’s resignation, new National Security Council chief of staff H.R. McMaster will have to learn from Michael Flynn’s mistakes. Fortunately learning is one of his favorite hobbies.<p>In 2012, while commander of the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence …

National Security

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

Donald Trump

This Photo Of A Trump Billboard In Mumbai Is Real, And So Is The Dark Irony

Let them eat cake.<p>It’s a photo so poignant and so symbolic you’d be forgiven for assuming it’s faked.<p>And you wouldn’t be alone in that conclusion: Both Reddit and Snopes dismissed it as fake when it went viral earlier this year. And yet this is a real photo of a real billboard, featuring …

Golf Shot Off Frozen Lake Goes Terribly Wrong...

We've all been caught in a sand trap while playing golf, but an ice hazard is a new one.<p>A video posted Monday on Instagram by the account @golfgrinders shows a golfer attempting to hit a ball off an icy lake.<p>The golfer proceeds to swing and miss, and the impact of the club against the ice forces …

Orwellian Economics | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>SHARMINI PERIES: Come January 20th Donald Trump is placed to take power in Washington D.C., and there’s one thing that everyone is wondering about is</i> …

Boing Boing Gift Guide 2016

Mark Frauenfelder<p>Illuminated magnifierI bought this illuminated handheld magnifier on Amazon for $3 (free shipping) last year and I use it a lot. …

NoPhone Selfie: world's most minimal handset now reflects user

Two years ago, the NoPhone launched to rave reviews as the most minimalist yet secure handset on the market. The NoPhone Selfie is the long-awaited …

Holiday picks from the Boing Boing Store

The Boing Boing Store's Gift Guide is full of ideas for pretty much anyone in your life like hipster ice cub trays, Xbox controllers, Halo Boards, …

Tom Waits :: Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis

In December of 1978, Tom Waits recorded an episode of Austin City Limits. The now-mainstay music program was in its relative infancy – only its …

Austin City Limits

Researchers find protein target to knock out herpesvirus RNA transport

A new approach has been developed to combat diseases caused by herpesvirus infections, including everything from cold sores to cancer.<p>Researchers at …

Cult heroes: Neutral Milk Hotel – alt-rock enigmas who shied away from the spotlight

Their 1998 album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, informed everyone from Arcade Fire to Beirut. So why did the band call it quits the moment they saw their name in lights?<p>For the most part, the mythology around Neutral Milk Hotel has existed beyond their control. Their singer and leader, Jeff Mangum, …

Best ways to get to and from ACL Fest, plus how to avoid the mayhem

Brace yourselves: For two weekends Austin will be jam-packed with music-loving festivalgoers.<p><b>Getting to the fest</b><p><b>Shuttle</b><br>ACL Fest will shuttle guests …