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Company Is Implanting Chips in Employees' Hands

Opt-in chip program lets workers pay for food, breeze past security

(Newser) - In a move that seems straight out of a sci-fi novel, a Wisconsin tech company is offering to implant tiny smart chips into the hands of its employees. The rice-sized microchips will take care of menial tasks with the wave of a hand at the micro market company Three Square... More »

4 Women With Womb Transplants Get Embryos

Swedish medical team moves ahead in controversial project

(Newser) - Swedish doctors are advancing in their quest to implant embryos in women who have received pioneering womb implants , the Guardian reports. A medical team in Gothenburg has successfully transferred embryos to four of nine women with implants, a major advance after transferring just one embryo in January. Mats Brannstrom, who... More »

This Exists: Mustache Surgery

And it's increasingly popular among Mideast men

(Newser) - As Movember has proved , not all mustaches are the bushy stuff of legend. That's apparently a bit of a problem in the Middle East, where the facial hair signifies both wisdom and virility, and it's leading more and more men to undergo mustache surgery. Seriously. CNN reports that... More »

Heidi Montag: Implants Were G-Cup-Size Mistake

Reality star wants breast reduction

(Newser) - The very last person to realize that Heidi Montag's plastic surgery binge was a mistake has seen the light. "It's heartbreaking," the reality star tells Life & Style in an interview about her G-cup implants." I can't live an everyday life." Complicating matters is the death... More »

Palin Pal: Implants? What Implants?

Friend denies boob job rumor

(Newser) - In the first public reaction to the red-hot rumor that Sarah Palin had a boob job , an unidentified friend of the former Alaska governor has opened up to Us Weekly . "It's absolutely ridiculous," the source says. Notes Ken Layne of Wonkette , who ignited the speculation and has been... More »

Did Sarah Palin Get a Boob Job?

Tipster reports former Alaskan governor sporting 'instant boobage!'

(Newser) - The rumor comes from Wonkette's Facebook page , but it never had a chance of staying there: Sarah Palin may or may not have gotten breast implants. The tipster is a woman, and "women seem to keep very careful mental records about such things," Ken Layne writes . "And... More »

For Pirates 4, No Boob Jobs Need Apply

Casting call for sequel includes ban on implants

(Newser) - Casting is under way for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and the requirements are strange indeed: "Must have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants." In Los Angeles! No cheating, either—besides being required to know how to swim and dive, candidates will have... More »

Virginia Debates: Are Human Microchips Sign of Antichrist?

Virginia bill would ban involuntary use for privacy, fate of world

(Newser) - These aren't the best of times, but the state legislature in Virginia is debating whether they might be end times. The involuntary implantation of microchips in people might be the biblical “mark of the beast,” a Virginia state legislator contends, and should be outlawed. Now, “I’m... More »

Beauty Queen's Death Highlights Surgery Risk

If you must have a facelift, here are the biggest dangers

(Newser) - It should go without saying that no cosmetic surgery comes without risks—but the death of former Miss Argentina Solange Magnano, following surgery on her buttocks, is leading to a closer look at the greatest dangers. CNN talks to Nigel Mercer, a top doctor pushing for change in the industry,... More »

Implant Tricks Brain To Lower Blood Pressure

Implant delivers shocks to lower blood pressure

(Newser) - A pacemaker-like implant that relies on small electrical shocks may cut the risk of heart attack and stroke in half for patients with drug-resistant hypertension, a new study shows. The device, which sends electrical shocks through the neck's carotid arteries, tricks the brain into thinking blood pressure is even higher... More »

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