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Amazon sells this arcade button switch plate cover and a rocker switch for $13. Physics Toys is a website (and Instagram account) of kinetic curiosities. Check out all the cool double pendulums, which exhibit chaotic behavior that put fidget spinners to shame. Here’s a neat statuette of an alchemist…

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A/NES is a Nintendo Entertainment System emulator for the classic Commodore Amiga. You’ll need an enhanced chipset (too bad, A500 owners!) and you’ll want a good joypad to enjoy those old console games. It was coded by Morgan Johansson (me) and Fredrik Schultz. The emulator is entirely coded in 680×0…

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Nicholas Gibbs, a history researcher, says that he has decoded the Voynich Manuscript, a legendarily mysterious 15th century text whose curious illustrations and script have baffled cryptographers, historians, and amateur sleuths for decades. According to Gibbs, the Voynich Manuscript is a cobbled together compendium of largely plagiarized women’s…

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In my latest Locus column, “Demon-Haunted World,” I propose that the Internet of Cheating Things — gadgets that try to trick us into arranging our affairs to the benefit of corporate shareholders, to our own detriment — is bringing us back to the Dark Ages, when alchemists believed that…

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Because evil never sleeps, you should light up the night with a glowing likeness of your favorite superhuman protagonist. To pay tribute with some eye-catching lighting, these Superhero 3D Illusion Lamps are now available in the Boing Boing Store. Each lamp is modeled after 3D wireframes of your favorite hero’s…

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