Doctor Adventure makes an ear!
By making prosthetics for artists and superheroes, Seth Kane has gained a reputation as a mad scientist for the eccentric. For his latest feat, Kane converts a friend with a missing ear into a cyborg.
Is Bitcoin's rise driven by Russian pyramid schemer Sergey Mavrodi moving into China?
Bitcoin’s price jumped this week, but mostly in China. Is a notorious MMM pyramid schemer Sergey Mavrodi responsible? He wouldn't be the first hustler to get in on the market.
From suicidal shrimp to spiked tap water: where unused medications end up
It used to be common practice to flush old medications down the toilet, but reports of feminized fish and drugged runoff have raised concerns. Alternative drug disposal methods are not much better.
The woman who can feel every earthquake in the world
Cyborg activist and choreographer Moon Ribas believes that sensory extensions can make us more empathetic to nature and to this planet.
Inside the misunderstood world of psychiatric service dogs
Service dogs for people with psychiatric disabilities and mental illnesses play a complex role in society and struggle for legitimacy. Hopes&Fears meets with the trainers of these canine companions.
You shouldn’t need a prescription to stop a deadly overdose
Naloxone won’t make you “high” or “trip.” It's a lifesaving antidote that reverses overdoses from opioids like heroin, OxyContin and Vicodin. So why isn't it available at your local pharmacy?
How will Facebook’s "reactions" play with our emotions?
From "Wow" to "Sad", Facebook is testing its new post-like "reactions." We asked a psychologist, a sociologist, and a tech theorist why they are doing this to us and how it might affect our feelings.
Humans are still evolving and we don’t know what will happen next
We spoke to five of the foremost experts on human evolution about its past, present and future.
Is busking on the NYC subway more lucrative than streaming on Spotify?
Hopes&Fears ventures into New York City's underground to find out how subway buskers are faring in the age of playlists, piracy, and in-transit selfies.
The life and death of the creative computer virus
We look back at the electronic graffiti of the earliest hackers and recreate the payloads of 1991's most wanted viruses.
Meet the manga avatars of your favorite tech platforms
Hopes&Fears goes inside the world of OS-tans, or fan-created manga personifications of Windows 10, Facebook, Chrome and other platforms, taking a look at how corporations are coopting the phenomenon.
Earth’s bucket list: your last chance to hike a glacier, be a cowboy and more
We spoke with researchers, sustainability experts and the World Cocoa Foundation about just how long you’ve got to take part in some endangered experiences.
Apocalypse now: the changing face of mass destruction
Apocalypse anxiety is nothing new, but is it founded in reality? We take a clear-headed look at the man-made doomsday scenarios that might befall us in the not-too-distant future.
How biofeedback games can rewire your brain
The neurons that fire together, wire together. We spoke to Evoke Neuroscience's Dr. James Thompson about how biofeedback training can help rehabilitate the physiological changes resulting from trauma.
How virtual reality training is changing American Football
From strategy to recruitment, new virtual reality technology is upgrading American football. We spoke to some early adopters.
Will Artificial Intelligence get high?
We spoke to researchers at the Rensselaer AI Lab and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology about whether machines will experiment with mind-altering substances or fall victim to addiction.
Study author: Trauma survivors pass on damaged DNA to their kids
We talked to researcher Rachel Yehuda about how Holocaust survivors' gene mutations can be passed down to future generations.
60% of Australian students are studying for jobs that will soon be automated
Currently, 30% of young people in Australia are unemployed.
Are graphic warning labels effective at keeping people from buying cigarettes?
Hopes&Fears talked to several public health advocates.