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  • April 16, 2014
    Because why not accidentally create undying killer mutants, scientits (from now on that's what we're calling scientists doing things we don't approve of) recently injected cockroaches with DNA nanobots capable of unraveling themselves and delivering drugs. Wait -- drug deliver... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2014
    Doctors at the University of Edinburgh have just received the go-ahead to use lab-grown blood in transfusions for three patients with blood disorders starting in 2016. If successful, artificial lab-made blood could be replacing donor blood in transfusions as soon as 2035. *co... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2014
    Note: Video after the jump gets pretty graphic at the end. Watch right in the middle of dinner if possible. This is the 3-D printed thermoplastic skull recently transplanted on a 22-year old woman's head who has a condition that prevents her regular skull from ever stop growi... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2014
    WARNING: THERE WILL BE TEARS. Seen here looking suspiciously like Kevin Arnold's mother from The Wonder Years, 40-year old Jo Milne hears for the first time thanks to cochlea implants. I cried. Then I got embarrassed and started yelling at the person filming for recording in... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2014
    Because the future is rapidly approaching, doctors are currently conducting human trials on the ability to put critically injured patients in suspended animation in order to buy more time to save them. Cool, but if I get injured I want to be cryogenically frozen and thawed out... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2014
    Seen here in arguably the most awkward product shot for a vagina ring that I've ever seen, Northwestern University biomedical engineer Patrick Kiser pretends it's a magnifying glass. The new intravaginal ring is allegedly capable of preventing HIV, herpes AND pregnancy for 90 ... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    Gunshot wound sealer, or ULTRA-EXTREME HEAVY DAY tampon? This is the XStat, a syringe filled with rapidly expanding sponges that, when injected into an open gunshot wound, can prevent bleeding and seal the wound in as little as 15-seconds. Personally, if I get shot I'm hoping... / 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 →
  • January 10, 2014
    These are the glasses designed by Evena Medical that allow doctors and nurses to see through a patient's skin and spot veins. That way when they need to stick a needle in you they don't miss. Because every time a nurse misses a vein, they're really just stabbing you. The E... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2013
    Note: Uncensored version of the shot HERE because some people are squeamish (I heard the girl sitting next to me at the coffee shop spit up a little). This is Xiao Wei's hand and foot. Wei lost his hand to an industrial accident in Changde, China, and, after finally making ... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    Scientists at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany, have developed "robotic sperm" by trapping bull sperm in metal nanotubes then controlling the direction they swim with a magnetic field. Personally, I don't care how strong that magnetic field is, mi... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    This is Patrick the robotic ass. Patrick helps medical students practice prostate exams without having to stick their fingers up actual patient's asses. Because nobody wants to be a guinea pig when it comes to their butt. Hey doc -- you ever done this before? "First time." ... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    RETROACTIVE WARNING: Picture of guy growing a nose on his forehead and he's not even pretending to pick it. Meet 22-year old Xiaolian. Meet 22-year old Xiaolian, but don't stare, because he's growing a new nose on his forehead after his original was damaged in a car crash and... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2013
    Hospitals: they're terrifying. I can't even remember being in one as a child but probably because I've completely blocked out those memories along with the one of me pooping my pants while jumping on a tractor tire on the playground in kindergarten. Just kidding, that one wil... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2013
    Seen here with a face that clearly spells regret in every language, a man has blood drawn by Veebot, a blood-drawing robot. 'So, we're going to strap your arm down using a clamp then let this needle-wielding robot stab at you -- cool?' Wait, I, uh, I think I left my health i... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    University of Nottingham professor Harminder Dua recently discovered a new human body part and named it after himself because that's what you get to do when you discover things. Now I know what you're all hoping for, and sadly, no, it's not some sort of new hidden penis. Dua'... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2013
    The A.C.Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo, Brazil, recently teamed up with Warner Bros. to make their children's ward more comforting to young patients by rebranding chemotherapy 'superformula' and covering IV bags with Justice League themed boxes. Then they created special c... / 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 →
  • March 21, 2013
    Seen here about to be tested on a very rare pork loin (DAMMIT I SAID MEDIUM RARE) New York University student Joe Landolina demonstrates Veti-Gel, the magical blood stopping formula he invented with NYU grad Isaac Miller. Allegedly the stuff can even stop the bleeding in the e... / Continue →