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Activist Release Transgenic Stingrays in the Ocean

This morning we received an astounding video from a group of animal right activist that broke in at Rayfish Footwear, the Thai based fashion brand that creates $1500 personalized sneakers from genetically engineered stingray leather.

Rayfish CEO Responds to Break-In by Animal Rights Activists

Rayfish CEO Raymond Ong recorded a video response in which he analyzes the controversy around his genetically engineered stingray leather sneaker. Highly recommended for nextnature connoisseurs.

The Top 10 New Organisms of 2007

Genetic engineering isn't just for scientists in ivory towers or corporate R&D labs anymore. Researchers are still creating new mice and crops every week, but the tools and …

Honeycomb vase

This Honeycomb vase was made from a vase-shaped hive that 40.000 bees colonized for one week, building a hexagonal comb to encompass the existing form. Created by Studio Libertiny …

Epidermits – The Tissue Engineered Toy

The world of tissue engineering is usually associated with medical applications . But how about some tissue engineered toys? The Epidermits toy is the Karten Design firm 's …

Lucky Fruits

A Chinese farmer, Gao Xianzhang, has invented baby-shaped buddha pears and he is planning to export his idea. The produce became a success in his local province since people seem …

Tattooed Goldfishes

If a tattooed pig is a bit too much for you, why not go for a tattooed goldfish? They bring you lost of luck and are available Chinese characters such as “Wealth, Dragon, …

Branded Pigs

What are these people doing? Of course! They are tattooing a pig with the pattern of the luxury bag brand Louis Vuitton. For those who want something more special than the mundane …

Transgenic Stingrays for Fashionable Feet

Rayfish Footwear, a company based in Thailand, has recently produced what may be the world's first genetically modified stingray. This ray exhibits an unusual, colorful pattern …

Get Vegetarian Teeth and Eat Less Meat

Want to live a greener life? Eat less meat. Recently the UN appealed for a radical shift in diet , to improve individual health and ease conditions affecting the global …

Labradoodle

Indulge in its cuteness. The Labradoodle brings us the finest blend between the labrador and the poodle. Combining sociability with beauty, they are the perfect human companion. …

Strawberry Cow

Live size version of the lustrous strawberry cow from Farmville . If only. We would have strawberry milk straight from the farm. Peculiar image of the week.

Streetlight Trees

We all know the cellphone masts disguised as trees , created in an attempt to blend technology within the 'natural' landscape. Now Taiwanese scientists have created trees that …

Artists Paint a Rainbow with Copenhagen's Pigeons

If you've noticed candy-colored pigeons flapping through Copenhagen lately, don't blame a freak chemical spill. Artist Julien Charriere and photographer Julius von Bismark have …

Genetically Engineered "Arctic" Apple Will Never Turn Brown

Canada-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits is pitching a genetically engineered apple that does not turn brown when bruised or exposed to air. This new technology, available in both …

Pineberry™

More hypernatural designer-fruit. What do you get when you cross a strawberry and a pineapple? A pineberry, of course. Some seven years ago the pineberry was taken from its native …

The Rise and Fall or Rayfish Footwear

For almost three years, we worked on a sneaker company that we knew would go bankrupt on the day it was founded. This is our coming out...

3D-Printed Skin Cells as an Aesthetic Statement

An exploration of one way we might use 3D printed stem cells for body modification.

Disgusting, these Stingray Sneakers

Dutch NRC features a wonderful article today on our online film project The Rise & Fall of Rayfish Footwear.

Grow Your Clothing with Microorganisms

Wine and bacteria combine to make seamless clothing.

Grow Your Own - Call for Projects

Science Gallery is calling synthetic biologists, bio-artists, bio-designers, amateur biotechnologists and bio-hackers to submit proposals for projects for their upcoming flagship exhibition GROW YOUR OWN.

Lets Grow a Glowing Plant

Some four years ago we wrote about a plan to create bioluminescent trees that would replace streetlights. This dream is getting closer.

Strawberry Noir

Should plants be genetically controlled to perform specific functions for us?

The New Male Birth Control

A new contraceptive has appeared on the horizon, bringing the prospect of an alternative form of male birth control one step closer.

Custom-grown bones, and other wild advances in regenerative medicine

The human body has always been an incredible machine, from the grand feats of strength and athleticism it can accomplish down to the fine details of each vein, nerve, and cell. …

The return of Rayfish Footwear?

Rayfish Footwear was a fictional company that offered personalized sneakers crafted from genetically modified stingray leather. This online science fiction story allowed customers …

Next Generation: Biophilic design with Daniel Elkayam

This story is part of Next Generation, a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Your work here? Get in touch and plot your coordinates as we …

Cooking and chemical engineering with the CHEMARTS Cookbook

In the coming years, our material world will change dramatically. In parallel with climate change, our lifestyles will also change. It is becoming increasingly important to ask …

Interview: Patricia Piccinini discusses her latest solo exhibition 'Embracing the Future'

Patricia Piccinini is an artist interested in the relationship between humans and non-humans, the natural and the artificial, science and storytelling. Working with silicone, …

Suzanne Lee wants to live in a sustainable material world. Built with biology, not oil

Biotechnology is nearly as old as humanity itself. The food you eat and the pets you love? You can thank our ancestors for kickstarting the agricultural revolution, using …

Nine creatives in biotech you need to know right now

The field of biofabrication is still new to most people. As founder and CEO of Biofabricate, Suzanne Lee shared with us this exciting online event series Creatives in Biotech . If …