The immortal jellyfish ‘Turritopsis dohrnii’ is capable of escaping death. The molecular keys involved in its longevity have been revealed by researchers at the University of Oviedo.
Marilyn Monroe endures as an icon thanks to a perfect storm of biography and cultural context.
Scientists expect the Voyager spacecraft to outlive Earth by at least a trillion years.
A professor of religion and science explains different views on immortality, from the religious perspective of President Jimmy Carter to the scientific, secular take of Carl Sagan.
Biologists and demographers are actively debating whether there is a natural cap on the human life span, and how high that might be.
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Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That record will be broken this century, statistical models suggest.
As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions - old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.
If it were possible to download the neural networks of a human brain, could we preserve a computer simulation of that person?
The quest for immortality is as old as humanity itself, but the prospect of being able to copy the neural networks of a person’s brain shifts the pursuit of perpetual life into the digital world.
Long read: How nature is fighting our attempts to use biohacking to live forever.
Under pressure, young entrepreneurs would tend to forget to take into account the effects of their ambitions on their surroundings.
The enthusiasm for business creation is not without negative consequences, especially for the many who fail. However, the “all entrepreneurs” discourse remains predominant.
Telomeres, a part of DNA that hold the key to biological aging.
Several companies are trying to develop life extension methods that could enable some people to live far longer. There are some ethical dilemmas.
Cryonics is no longer synonymous with science fiction. What are we technically capable of doing and what do we have the right to do?
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?
In the comic series Watchmen, physicist Jon Osterman is blown apart in a science experiment gone awry. But his “consciousness” is able to pull his body back together atom by atom, becoming the radiating…
An increasing weakness with age is not a law of nature. Most look at ageing as a process from young and healthy to becoming…
Your grandparents’ lifespan can offer some valuable clues.
It’s well known that humans are living longer than ever before, thanks partially to developments such as sanitation and modern medicine. But will it ever be possible for humans to live forever? The late…