How likely is it that someone alive today may live for centuries?
Reader Adam Barclay, 44, wants to know if someone his age has any chance of living forever.
Can technology help us to beat death?
How far would you go to better your life, to live longer, to beat death? And how much can technology help us in that quest?
US scientist Robert Ettinger beside an antique cryostat at the Cryonics Institute. When Ettinger died, he was frozen and stored at the institute.
Nanotechnology may one day help make cryonics possible.
The science of reanimating the dead from deep freeze is one thing. But even if possible, it poses serious social and legal questions.
Cryonics has gone from the world of sci-fi movies to the law courts for the family of one 14-year-old girl.
A UK court has allowed a 14-year-old girl's body to be frozen until doctors find a cure for the cancer that killed her. Is this latest example of cryogenics hope, hype or hell?
DeLillo's latest novel dwells on the implications of accelerating technology – including the practice of freezing dead bodies in the hope that one day, they could become immortal.
He who shoots first gets frozen longest.
If frogs can freeze and live to tell the tale, why can't humans?