biohacking

Blood

Scientists Are Racing to Create Synthetic Blood in the Wake of Mass Tragedies

The Las Vegas shooting is the latest reminder that human blood isn't enough for massive, unexpected transfusions.
Ankita Rao
10.5.17
Handy Invention

Watch a Prosthetic Third Thumb Play Guitar and Hold Wine Glasses

Three thumbs up.
Samantha Cole
7.5.17
Paris

This Bionic Nerf Gun Can Be Fired Without a Hand

Parisian maker collective Hackerloop has lots of Nerf battles. They wanted their friend with no hand to be able to join in the fun, so they built him a custom nonlethal weapon.
Grennan Milliken
1.6.17
Transplants

Reprogramming Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants

This could mean safer life-saving organ transplants.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.5.17
videos

Get Ready for the Easy Bake Oven of Homemade Body Parts

Co-founder Andrew Pelling has already grown human ear cells on top of apples.
Samantha Cole
11.28.16
Amsterdam

Welcome to the Biohackers’ Paradise

The Waag Society's vision is to inform people of the risks and possibilities of biotech by letting them try it themselves.
Alexandra Ossola
11.25.16
Terraform

Degrees of Beauty

The age of vanity, biohacking, and lifestyle blogs takes its ultimate fashion victim.
Cassandra Khaw
10.27.16
Sex

The Cult 80s Horror Movie That Foretold Our Augmented Future

The 'From Beyond' screenwriter tells us why the goofy, sexy, sci-fi movie is still fresh 30 years later.
Carl Franzen
10.24.16
immortality

The Human Lifespan Has a Natural Limit. Scientists Might Know How to Break It

In the future, aging will be treated not as a natural process, but as a disease.
Kate Lunau
10.5.16
video

This Biohacker Wants to Implant Cryptographic Keys Beneath Your Skin

Watch Motherboard travel to biohacker Amal Graafstra's garage to get an early look at UKI, a prototype encryption implant set to be released sometime in 2017.
Madison Margolin
8.25.16
Sponsored

Accessible Synthetic Biology Raises New Concerns for DIY Biological Warfare

For a few hundred dollars, anyone can start doing genetic editing in the comfort of their own home.
Joseph Neighbor
8.23.16
Sponsored

This Prosthetic Arm Can Move and Feel Almost Like the Real Thing

A modular prosthetic limb provides one woman with 'as near a normal arm as there’s ever been in the history of amputations.'
Joseph Neighbor
8.15.16