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Russian Man Volunteers For First Human Head Transplant

In news that is so weird, you almost won’t believe it, a Russian man has volunteered to be the victim for the world’s first head transplant, which two doctors want to perform early next year. Valery Spiridonov—a 31-year-old Russian man who operates an educational software company out of his home in the small city of Vladimir, Russia—suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, which confines him to a wheelchair. The disease is genetic and usually fatal, a disorder “that wastes away muscles and kills motor neurons—nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that help move the body.”

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Eve Peyser

August 30th

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Russian Man Volunteers For First Human Head Transplant

In news that is so weird, you almost won’t believe it, a Russian man has volunteered to be the victim for the world’s first head transplant, which two doctors want to perform early next year. Valery Spiridonov—a 31-year-old Russian man who operates an educational software company out of his home in the small city of Vladimir, Russia—suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, which confines him to a wheelchair. The disease is genetic and usually fatal, a disorder “that wastes away muscles and kills motor neurons—nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that help move the body.”

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Eve Peyser

August 30th

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Watch manufacturer Sinn loses its mind with a hybrid mechanical/Apple Watch band

Sinn-Dual-Strap-System-3 As we approach the coming mechanical watch apocalypse strange things will begin happening. Dogs and cats shall live together. Beloved watch brands shall buy each other for no good reason. And storied and historical watchmakers will bow to the will of Cupertino. Behold, then the first horseman: it’s called the Sinn Dual Strap System and it consists of two strap halves. On one half you… Read More

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John Biggs

August 15th

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The Lines in This Trippy Illusion Aren’t Actually Moving Around

The Lines in This Trippy Illusion Aren't Actually Moving Around

I’m not blind, I can totally see that the square is moving. First, it tilts to the right side and then it tilts to the left side, like a seesaw of sorts. But it’s actually a mind-bending illusion that makes you think it’s moving.

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July 8th

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Crazy Illusion Somehow Transforms Rectangles Into Circles in the Mirror

Crazy Illusion Somehow Transforms Rectangles Into Circles in the Mirror

What in the sorcerous hells is this? Kokichi Sugihara’s ‘Rectangles and Circles’ illusion is a mind-bending visual trip that turns squares into circles and circles into squares right in front of your face. Different shapes are placed at a mirror and what you see in front of you is totally different from what you see in the mirror. It’s like the mirror is actually a portal to another dimension where squares are circles and circles are squares. Seriously ... what the hell?

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July 1st

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Warning: Do not let a drone equipped with terrifying robo-scissors cut your hair

dronehairfeat What happens when carefree hackers Simone Giertz and Samy Kamkar get together for a lazy afternoon? A lunatic plan to cut hair using a drone and a pair of automatic scissors. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

June 8th

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Robots date, mate, and procreate 3D printed offspring in ‘Robot Baby’ project

robot-baby-BGW-1 Researchers in the Netherlands claim to have created the world’s first “robots that procreate.” What does that mean exactly? Well, child, when two robots’ fitness evaluation algorithms come to a successful conclusion, something beautiful happens. You’ll know when you’re older — or if you scroll down. “This breakthrough is a significant first step… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 31st

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Robots date, mate, and procreate 3D printed offspring in ‘Robot Baby’ project

robot-baby-BGW-1 Researchers in the Netherlands claim to have created the world’s first “robots that procreate.” What does that mean exactly? Well, child, when two robots’ fitness evaluation algorithms come to a successful conclusion, something beautiful happens. You’ll know when you’re older — or if you scroll down. “This breakthrough is a significant first step… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 31st

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The circle is complete: Minecraft is getting a deathmatch mode

minecraft_feature Minecraft, a game that skyrocketed to unprecedented levels of popularity among all ages because of its open-ended gameplay, infinite worlds, and limitless possibilities for creation and collaboration, is getting a deathmatch mode. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 26th

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Google asks the Internet for N-words – what could possibly go wrong?

naw What’s worse than asking the Internet at large to name your product? Telling them it has to start with N. Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the stupefying magnitude of Google’s naivete here. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 18th

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