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Do We Already Have Cyborgs in Our Midst?

Michael Bareev-Rudy never expected to have his finger implanted with a magnet. But in November 2015, the 18-year-old decided to embed a tiny magnet in his index finger at an event held in Dusseldorf, Germany. A crowd gathered to watch as a man in a smart grey suit and green surgical mask carefully sliced open the sandy-haired 18-year-old’s finger. Read More >>

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You Can Train Your Body Into Thinking It’s Had Medicine

Can we harness the mind to reduce side-effects and slash drug costs? Read More >>

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Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?

We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the facts and fiction. Read More >>

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How Will We Even Know New Lifeforms When We See Them?

If we met new life – on this planet or the next – would we know it when we saw it? Matthew Francis investigates. Read More >>

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Can Scientists Create a One-Click Shop For Cancer Treatments?

What if there were a vast library of crowd-sourced samples of rare cancers, and scientists could order them simply using ‘one-click shopping’? Read More >>

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23 Facts About Your Eyes (And What Can Go Wrong With Them)

Our eyes are a fundamental part of the human sensory system—but they’re complex things that can easily go wrong. Here are 23 facts about your windows to the world, including 11 things that can go horribly wrong. Read More >>

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What it’s Like to Lose Your Sense of Smell

Losing your sense of smell takes away more than scents and flavours – it can fundamentally change the way you relate to other people. Read More >>

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What it Was Like to Grow Up as the World’s First Test-Tube Baby

In 1978, Louise Brown became the first baby conceived in a laboratory through assisted reproductive technology. Here, she explains what it was like growing up. Read More >>

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What It’s Like to Visit a Radiation Spa

When Geoff Watts went to a radon clinic within an Austrian mountain, he found the heat and humidity more troubling than the radioactivity. Read More >>

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Blowing in the Wind: The Mysterious Kawasaki Disease

Hard to diagnose, with an unknown cause, Kawasaki disease has been puzzling doctors for 150 years. Jeremy Hsu explores what we know, and still don’t know, about this troubling childhood heart condition. Read More >>

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This is How Prosthetic Eyes are Made

A small, highly skilled team at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London transform the lives of people who have lost their eyes to accidents and disease. Each year, they work with their clients to create around 1,400 customised, detailed prosthetics, many of which replace eyes. Here’s how. Read More >>

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Facial Discrimination: What it’s Like to Live With Disfigurement

In a world obsessed with beauty, living with a facial disfigurement can be hard. This article explores the past and present to find out what it’s like to look different. Read More >>

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What Does Homesickness Mean in the Technological Age?

What does it mean to be homesick in 2015, and does technology help or hinder us when we move to a new place? Read More >>