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  • December 16, 2014
    The group of scientists who created the Open Worm Project have successfully mapped the connections of all 302 neurons in a roundworm's brain, simulated them as a piece of computer software, and uploaded that software to a LEGO robot. So now there's a LEGO robot that acts like ... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2014
    Note: Picture is just some guy who glued a switch to the back of his head. In great news for anybody who regularly stays up at night naming the mountains and valleys in the textured ceiling above their bed because they can't turn their f***ing brain off, scientists have develo... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2014
    In news that's sure to give Magneto a proud boner, scientists have discovered that firing an electromagnetic pulse at the back of a migraine sufferer's brain can help keep the headaches at bay for several days. Putting your head in the microwave? Putting your head in the micr... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    According to a recent study, localizing blasts of ultrasound to different parts of the brain may improve sensory perception (i.e. heightened touch, hearing). It won't make you any better looking though. "We can use ultrasound to target an area of the brain as small as the siz... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2013
    This is the $137 Skull & Brain Friendship Necklace Set designed by Monserat De Lucca. You and your best friend each wear one of the pieces (I call dibs on the skull), then when you get together you put the brain inside the skull and have to walk really close to each other! Ju... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2013
    This is a video of actor and musician Brad Carter playing the guitar while undergoing brain surgery to repair damage done by Parkinson's. Sorry but brain stuff makes me queasy and I feel myself getting a little lightheaded so I'm going to copy/paste something now. Hopefully n... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2013
    This is a brief video from Japan's National Institute of Genetics of what's believed to be the world's first footage of a thought being formed. $10 says Hollywood tries to turn it into a movie. The thought existed in the brain of a zebrafish, and is basically "FOOD!". Haha, ... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    I was never good at math and I'm still not now. 5 x 5 = 30. Okay that time I actually got it right, normally I don't though. And now researchers have discovered that anxiety about doing mathematics causes a brain response similar to one when experiencing bodily harm. DO YOU... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2012
    Note: Uncensored shot after the jump because I'm a firm believer that nobody on the internet should be able to make you vomit without warning. This is a shot of a man with a rare condition called cutis verticus gyrata. It causes folds in your scalp, which start to resemble a ... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2012
    Starting to smoke pot regularly before you're 18 may be linked to a permanent decrease in adult IQ, according to a recent study performed in New Zealand. Truthfully, you probably shouldn't be REGULARLY smoking too much reefer before you graduate high school anyways. What are ... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    Tired of nuking your brain with cell phone radiation? ME NEITHER. I can't get enough of that stuff. I think it's because I used to rest my head on the microwave when I was cooking Hot Pockets growing up. But for those of you who care, Pong is selling a line of cases for popu... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2012
    A group of scientists at Stanford claim they've created a device that will allow a glimpse into the workings of the human brain, and plan to demo the unit (stupidly named the iBrain because smart ≠ creative) on Stephen Hawking during a live presentation. Fingers crossed he doe... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2012
    Skulls: we all have them. Some might be thicker than others allowing less room for a brain, but that's okay (I was talking about you!). This is a gallery of elaborate porcelain skulls created by artist Katsuyo Aoki. Now I like collecting the skulls of my enemies as much as t... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2012
    Russia, still bitter about the whole Cold War thing, has been secretly developing a microwave 'zombie gun', designed to scramble people's brains and potentially provide mind control. This...is not going to end well, but would make a pretty bitchin' movie. "In Soviet Russia, g... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2012
    This is of the guys from Chaotic Moon Labs (pfft -- your chaotic moon has nothing on the one in Majora's Mask!) demonstrating their mind-controlled skateboard. Basically you put on the neurosensor headset, stand on the board, then think of a distant point. The board will go f... / Continue →
  • November 17, 2011
    What was I just doing? "Writing." Ooooooh, right. Writing what? "Probably dino-erotica." So true. According to recent experiments conducted at the University of Notre Dame (the same school that awarded Quasimodo a degree in bell-ringing), passing through a doorway makes i... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2011
    Researchers at MIT have created a computer chip that emulates the way the human brain responds to learning, heralding the future of artificial intelligence and, undoubtedly, humanity's demise. *drinking the Kool-Aid* Robots will never take me alive! "You forgot to add poison... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2011
    Mad scientists in Tel Aviv have successfully replaced a rat's cerebellum with an electronic one, effectively moving the Doomsday clock ahead a minute and increasing humanity's already significant fear of rodents. Good one, guys. *crushing computer mouse in desk drawer* Now M... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2011
    Mad scientists at the University of California Berkeley are now able to create videos of what your brain "sees" after watching a video IRL using a bunch of complicated-ass computer models. Plus -- PLUS -- videos of Steve Martin with a mustache. Because what would science be w... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2011
    Damn bro those fangs are GREEN -- it's called Crest, it comes in a tube. Because science has basically devolved into trying ANYTHING, researchers at Stanford University have discovered that injecting old mice with the blood of young mice has a rejuvenating effect on the old-ti... / Continue →