Tom Scocca · 05/20/13 02:07PM

Surgeons at the Fourth Military Medical University in Xi'an, China, say they transplanted a genetically modified piece of pig liver into a Tibetan macaque this month, according to the state-run China Daily. The gene-altered pig-monkey was reportedly in stable condition at the army-affiliated research facility.

Today's Song: Ciara featuring Future 'Body Party'

Rich Juzwiak · 03/04/13 06:15PM

Ciara's "Body Party," the umpteenth effort to launch the singer's upcoming One Woman Army album, is something sex jams by people other than Prince and R. Kelly rarely are: legitimately clever in concept. Based on a sample of the opening of beloved 1996 bass anthem "My Boo," "Body Party" achieves an extremely modern atmosphere in its open nostalgia. The "Boo" foundation also gives "Party" a dance-music element without killing the sex vibe, another extremely modern choice. Ciara's flirtation with the melody of "My Boo" ("Boy you should know that...") and her boyfriend Future's adlibs are just right, weirdly tasteful for a song called "Body Party."

E Ink Has Screens that Crumple Like Paper

Sam Biddle · 05/04/11 09:00PM

A Kindle's one thing, but what about clear digital displays you could mash around like a plastic bag? Bendable screens have long been a tech prototype phantom, but E Ink's got the goods—and it could actually be useful!

FBI Crowdsources Cryptography in Murder Mystery

Remy Stern · 04/06/11 04:45AM

On June 30th, 1999, officers in St. Louis, Missouri, found the body of Ricky McCormick, 41, in a field. He had been murdered. There were no clues, with two exceptions: two notes written in code in McCormick's pants pockets.

A City is Transformed into a Technological Playground

Christopher Han · 12/04/10 04:00PM

It's hard to tell what this commercial is for - or that it's a commercial at all. Batelco, a telephone company in Bahrain (a country in the Persian Gulf) thought it'd be cool to watch objects transform and stuff.

The Astounding World of the Future

Christopher Han · 11/29/10 11:30AM

We're living in the future! Decades ago, we dreamt about life with the technology used today. Is it not what you thought it would be? Let this video re-contextualize just how amazing life is for you, man of the future.

Monkey-Piloted Robots Will Kill Us All

Pareene · 05/29/08 08:27AM

This is just like the other night when we flipped past ABC and Charlie Gibson said "up next, the robot revolution," which is a story we thought he probably should've led with. Anyway, monkeys finally control robots with their thoughts and mankind is basically defunct, now. [NYT, Drudge]

Future US has discovered Web 2.0

Mary Jane Irwin · 09/10/07 03:04PM

Newly launched FileRadar.net —the new website from Magazine publisher Future, the media conglomerate responsible for magazines like PC Gamer, Mac|Life, and Maximum PC—puts some extreme Digg-styled social media into the already saturated PC downloads market. Organizing files by Blips (i.e. popularity) won't be the easiest way for file seekers to find what they're looking for. (Isn't searching by topic simpler?) FileRadar's debut follows last month's launch of video sharing with Gloob.TV, an edited list of popular Internet videos. Future has been grasping at straws to compete with sites like CNET's GameSpot and Ziff Davis's 1UP Network by implementing all sorts of Web 2.0 tomfoolery. Future's thinking, apparently, is someone will love it if it's coated in enough Ajax, right? If this launch rate continues, some idea is bound to stick.