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.
Would ending the "War on Drugs" reduce gun violence?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of experts who know what they are talking about. Today we ask the experts about the link between the illicit substance economy and gun-related violence.
How comic books taught my immigrant mom to fly
When my mom discovered the Great American Superheroes as a kid from Puerto Rico, her life changed. Comic books helped her rise up from the back of the class and ultimately defeat a real-life villain.
Why isn't personal finance taught in high schools?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. We asked experts how to prevent financial illiteracy and high student loan default rates post-graduation.
How to gear up to photograph mosh pits, rogue artists and firecracker festivals
From a firecracker festival to the Slab City squatters, Tod Seelie preps for snapping pictures under extreme conditions with an arsenal of protective gear and a cool, collected attitude.
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.
The overdue and opportunistic push towards diversity in comic books
With a black Captain America and the new Midnighter series there’s a growing movement towards diversity in comics. That diversity is yet to be reflected inside the industry.
Witches, bread and LSD: how a poisonous mold may have caused hallucinogenic hysteria
Hopes&Fears speaks to historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman about how a bad trip caused by ergot could be the root of monster myths, demonic possession and the Walking Dead.
Experiencing 9/11 from prison
"Prison Stories" author Seth Ferranti reflects on watching the day that "changed everything" from Federal lockup.
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.
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.
Ponying up radical inclusion at BronyCon
Hopes&Fears attended the annual gathering of My Little Pony superfans in Baltimore, discovering a unique safe space created by—and for—everypony.
Can you go to jail for selling fake drugs?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we discuss a suspicious plot line from 'Orange is the New Black.'
The time zone rebels of the world
A geopolitical hot mess, meet the areas whose time zones are completely fucked.
I lived ethically for a week and made children cry
Hopes&Fears challenges one writer to pursue moral purity. But the costs are high, especially when testing out the patience of her friends.
20 Years of Mall Culture: a Mallrats + Clueless retrospective
Hopes&Fears commissioned a Mallrats and Clueless inspired art from the dadpranks collective. Enjoy this hallucinogenic mashup of hyperactive brand awareness, slacker spirituality and... Magic Eye?
I hid Illuminati symbols in broadcast news graphics because I was bored
An anonymous 3D graphics designer talks about hiding Satanic and "Freemasonry" conspiracy symbols in the broadcast news just because he could.
From Psycho to Jurassic Park: exploring iconic movie poster typography
From Heinz Schulz-Neudamm's Metropolis to Suzy Rice's Star Wars, here's a history of 10 iconic typeface designs that prove a film is nothing without its title.
Sneaker concierge: these are the sneakers that the Dream Hotel's VIP guests want most
The luxury hotel's exclusive sneaker expert gives us a peek at his clients' most popular requests.
Will self-driving cars need hacker insurance?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today we consider self-driving cars and who would be held responsible if your car's computer is hacked.
Step into Squarepusher's 360º VR music video
Squarepusher is once again pushing the boundaries by experimenting with how VR can enhance the music experience.
The world's first virtual reality theme park looks awesome
With Oculus Rift set to launch its consumer model early next year, a Utah-based startup is jumping ahead of the game by building the world's first virtual reality theme park.
A higher mortality rate means a million less black voters in the US
A new study has found that a racial disparity in US mortality rates could mean that every election has hypothetically seen a million less black citizens at the polls.
Scientists breed dinosaur-nosed chickens
Scientists have started producing chicken embryos that can grow the snout of a Velociraptor.
After NYT expose, NY Governor vows to fix the ethical nightmare of nail salon labor practices
Governor Cuomo promises a new taskforce with the sole purpose of investigating salons statewide, and more.
Hong Kong Cleanup uses DNA to "identify" and shame litterbugs
Though the faces used in "Faces of Litter" were constructed using DNA from volunteers, the campaign is a stark reminder of how easy it is to be identified by even the smallest amount of evidence.
Experience the joys of being cremated with an amusement park death simulator in China
For roughly $40 and a trip to Shenzhen, you can now experience what it feels like to be burned alive.
Good guy Stephen Colbert funds every teacher-requested grant in South Carolina
Ultimately, Colbert will fund nearly 1,000 projects for more than 800 teachers at over 375 schools.
Investigation reveals massive worker exploitation at NYC nail salons
According a New York Times investigation, the industry plagued with deplorable wages, discrimination, and "fetid" living conditions.
Wanted: Hubble 2.0, aliens
A team of scientists have initiated a report outlining the needs for a successor to the Hubble that will be able continue to search for life on other Earth-like planets.
#GuggOccupied: Protestors occupy the Guggenheim over Abu Dhabi labor practices, museum closes
Members of the Gulf Labor Coalition have descended upon the Guggenheim museum today to protest unethical labor practices by the museum at its satellite construction site in Abu Dhabi.
Vangardist magazine prints issue with blood of HIV+ people to destigmatize the disease
Vangardist Magazine has printed all 30,000 copies of its latest issue using ink infused with HIV+ blood.
Italy's newest weed dealer is the Italian army
The Italian army has begun cultivating its very own cannabis farm to cut prescription costs.
NYC might have to dim its skyline
In an effort to curb the city's greenhouse emissions, lawmakers have proposed a bill that would force buildings to reduce light use when empty.
Scientists create "ghosts"
In an attempt to better understand spectral hallucinations, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne has managed to create a ghostly presence in their lab.
Lee Griggs' 3D-scanned faces turn up the terror
Using 3D scans of faces, Griggs stretches, binds and layers the portraits, magnifying and pinching certain features to create total monstrosities.