Graphic anatomy cookies make anus and duodenum taste delicious

Have you ever wished to sink your teeth into a human gall bladder, but don't want to risk the jail time? Baker Miss Insomnia Tulip has recreated various human organs as macarons for the Eat Your Heart Out exhibition, for which she's also cooked up a smallpox-themed cake. Her heart cookies (at right) also make one crave … » 9/04/12 1:30pm 9/04/12 1:30pm

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

A Better Debugger for the Software That Runs Your Cybernetic Heart

Semi-permanent heart pumps like this one are installed in people's hearts all over the world. The problem is that when these software-controlled pumps fail, the blue screen of death is literally killing people. So researchers at Frunhofer-Gesellsschaft Research, who make a popular model of heart pump (or VAD, for… » 2/04/08 7:00am 2/04/08 7:00am