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New laser surgery technique can turn your brown eyes blue

Of all the features we notice about a person upon meeting them, their eyes are often the first connection we make. But some people just aren’t satisfied with the color of their peepers, wishing their dark corneas away in favor of a pleasant shade of blue. Those unhappy with brown eyes may find just what they’re looking for: Laguna Beach doctor Gregg Homer has developed a new procedure that can actually convert brown-colored eyes to blue in just a matter of weeks.

The operation itself is fairly straight forward: Using a laser tuned to a special frequency, thedoctor actually alters the cells that produce the brown coloration in the eye. After a few weeks, the darker color begins to fade, revealing the blue pigment underneath. As the doctor explains it, the procedure only works for brown-eyed individuals, as they already have a bluish coloration hiding underneath.

According to Homer, the procedure takes just 20 seconds to complete. And because of the large number of people wishing they were born with baby blues, he has already been contacted by thousands of potential clients. Homer and his company, Stroma Medical, have been working on the technology for over a decade, and say it will be available on a consumer basis within three years.

He estimates the procedures will cost about $5,000 each, and as the brown coloration doesn’t appear to regenerate, your eyes should stay blue for the rest of your days. Unfortunately, that almost means it’s completely irreversible, so if you end up regretting a hasty decision to switch, you’ll never be brown-eyed again.

Not surprisingly, the practice has come under scrutiny by some who believe the color of our eyes is somehow more sacred than other parts of the human body — like the bits that plastic surgeons alter every day. There’s also the risk that long-term damage may result from the procedure, and without longitudinal research, Homer can’t guarantee that problems won’t arise down the road. Still, with would-be patients lining up by the thousands, it’s clear that some people believe the risk is worth the reward.

[Image Credit: Look into my eyes]

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This article originally appeared on Tecca

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i already have blue eyes. i want this anyway. transparent corneas FTW.

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i need me one of these

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abbysucks:

honestly, i dont know why i made this. 

i mean i do but

*mic drop*

this blows

this is gross!!!!!

Fucking goddam nonwhite people, gunking up my tumbl!!

The mayor will hear of this. The governor even!

"honestly I don’t know why I made this"

don’t worry

EVERYBODY ELSE knows EXACTLY why you made this

if you need a hint

…it’s not because you’re NOT terrible!!

i must agree with the enterprising young “talking singer” in the post above; in that OP is a butt. the kind of butt that poops.

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∞ Sprites: A Chip-Sized Spacecraft Solution

warrenellis:

"Peck’s work at Cornell’s Space Systems Design Studio has led to the development of Sprites, fully functional spacecraft each weighing less than a penny. You can think of a Sprite as a spacecraft on a chip without any constraints from onboard fuel."

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Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

what in the everloving fuck

If you’re not concerned about the privatization of the prison industry and other nuances of the corporatocracy that we live in, then you’re letting them win

But ain’t we been saying this is going on ?

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Jeffrey Ross Hyman 
1951—2001

Douglas Glenn Colvin 
1951—2002

John William Cummings 
1948—2004

Thomas Erdelyi
1952—2014

Adios amigos

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el hauntologicado

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70sscifiart:

The amazing Angus McKie. One of my personal favorites. Check out pages more of his works here.

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We watched “Independence Day.”  Here for your edification we present DER SCHTINGER.


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fancycwabs:

Black people being inferior to white people was an official “deeply held religious belief” among Mormons until the 1970s and among Southern Baptists until 1995.

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