Controversial ‘Head Transplant’ Doctor Claims Success in Animal Experiments

An Italian neuroscientist who wants to perform the world’s first human head transplant next year is claiming to have conducted radical spinal cord experiments on mice, rats, and a dog. Experts say the results are vague and incomplete, and that talk of human head transplants are grossly premature. Read More >>

This Craigslist Ad for a Genetic Engineer is Pure Wonderful Madness

I have loved a lot of Craigslist ads in my time, but I truly love this one the most. It sounds like a plot ripped from The Avengers, crossed with VC-funded biotech startup madness. Read More >>

Scientists Cured Paralysis in Mice with Stem Cells and Lasers

This is wild. Chasing the elusive dream of curing paralysis, a team of scientists used stem cells and optogenetics to circumvent the central motor system of lab mice whose nerves had been cut. This enabled them to blast individual motor neurons with a laser, triggering movement in the legs of the mice. Read More >>

Apple Juice: How to Charge Your Phone With Pocket Change and Fruit

Arthur C. Clarke wrote that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," but he was wrong. It's easy to tell the difference—technology works. For example, "remote-viewing" mentalists claim they can see events far away, yet they fail every test. In fact, remote viewing is simple: It's called TV. Read More >>

A Tesla Coil Nerf Gun Might Be The Coolest Nerf Gun Ever

Two things that are always cool: Tesla coils and Nerf guns. One thing that's cooler than those two things: a freaking Tesla coil Nerf gun. That's right. Rob Flickenger converted a Nerf gun into a handheld Tesla coil. Freaking. Sweet. Read More >>