Man Removes Nose to Look More Like Red Skull

Venezuelan Henry Damon has long admired Marvel's Red Skull, the archnemesis of Captain America - and he's chosen to display his love for the character through extreme body modification. Warning: There is a picture and footage of the modification after the cut, and it's graphic, so proceed with caution. » 2/04/15 1:00pm 2/04/15 1:00pm

What You Need to Know About Getting Magnetic Finger Implants

Not content with the mere five senses that nature gave them, an increasing number of biohackers have turned to magnetic finger implants. But the practice of sensory augmentation need not be confined to these pioneers. Here’s why you should consider getting magnetic implants — and how to do it. » 7/17/13 10:00am 7/17/13 10:00am

How will biotechnology change human evolution?

A somewhat tongue-in-cheek article in The Guardian is proposing some rather interesting predictions for the future of humanity — changes to human form and function that would even make some of the X-Men jealous. » 7/10/13 12:20pm 7/10/13 12:20pm

Watch the autobiography of a guy who turned himself into a lizard

Over the course of his life, Eric Sprague has tattooed and modified his body such to give himself the appearance of a human lizard. What inspires a dude to file down his teeth into fangs and ink scales on his epidermis? Allow Sprague to explain in his own words. » 10/01/12 1:00pm 10/01/12 1:00pm

Filling your forehead with saline solution is the grossest way to…

Have you ever wished to dress up as Worf, but are too hem to glue pretzel sticks to your noggin? Simply travel to Japan and attend a saline forehead injection party. For one magical night, your cranium will be distended and pliant, like a giant gag-inducing block of liverwurst. You can even transform your dome into… » 9/26/12 2:50pm 9/26/12 2:50pm

Transcending the Human, DIY Style

BERLIN - Lepht Anonym wants everyone to know the door to transcending normal human capabilities is no farther away than your own kitchen. It's just going to hurt like a sonofabitch. » 1/01/11 9:00am 1/01/11 9:00am

Texting Thumb Sore? Adapt Your Body to Fit Your Technology

Technology and design don’t always mesh well with the human body. You get earbuds that fall out of your ears, glasses that slip down the bridge of your nose, and keypads that leave our thumbs worn ragged. While designers try to create designs that better fit our bodies, photographer Marcia Nolte imagines a world where… » 10/26/08 4:00pm 10/26/08 4:00pm

How Many of Your Internal Organs Can You Live Without?

Organ failure is one of those annoying problems many of us face — often sooner than we want to. The good news is that there are a lot of organs you can live without. You probably already know, for example, that your appendix and tonsils can be removed entirely without any harm done. But there are several other organs… » 2/14/08 4:30pm 2/14/08 4:30pm

Become A Post-Human Tentacle Monster Today!

When the mutants rise up and start culling the inferior humans from the population, you'll need some protective coloration to survive. So now is a perfect time to prepare, by shoving disc-shaped silicone implants under your skin to look like a half-octopus mutant. A post-human fashion statement is just a short trip to… » 2/13/08 4:00pm 2/13/08 4:00pm

Modify Your Body But Also Worry About the Planet

Warren Ellis has created a new biopunk blog called Grinding, spun out of his Doktor Sleepless comic. Mostly it's about body modification, but is also sprinkled with Ellis's traditional techno-urbanism and pretty picture obsessions. The best part is Ellis' introduction to the site, where he talks about a new breed of… » 1/08/08 8:00am 1/08/08 8:00am

Doctor Whittles Washboard Abs In Human Flesh

Washboard abs, previously available only through a diet of one grape a day plus forty billion situps at night, are now available through convenient day surgery. However, you have to be in fairly good shape already in order to get this, which makes us wonder if it's all worth it. When we want our body modification, we… » 11/08/07 2:55pm 11/08/07 2:55pm