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 a… » 9/26/12 2:50pm 9/26/12 2:50pm

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