Matt Makino

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150 Street Artists Decorate Old Tunisian Village with Spectacular Murals

The Tunisian island of Djerba (known as the “island of dreams”) just became a major street art hotspot, thanks to the project <i>Djerbahood</i> curated by artist Mehdi Ben Cheikh and the Galerie Itinerrance. This past summer, the village of Erriadh was transformed into an open-air art museum when 150 …

Scientists Say 'Life After Death' May Be Possible, In A Way

What happens after we die? Are we snuffed out like lights, or do we continue to exist in some way?<p>Those are age-old questions, for sure. But a provocative new study on near-death experiences suggests that a brief version of "life after death" may be a reality.<p>For the study, researchers at the …

The Cosmic Accident of Life: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist

Questions like why our world exists and what nothing is have occupied minds great and ordinary since the dawn of humanity, and yet for all our scientific progress, they continue to do so, yielding only hypotheses rather than concrete answers. But there is something immutably heartening in the …

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The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

Video: Paralyzed Rats Walk Again, Now Farther Than Ever

Scientists found that fluctuating the electrical signal to the rodents' paralyzed legs can make them step higher and walk for longer.<p>Like a severed telephone line (from back in the days when phones had wires), a spinal cord injury can cut off communication between the brain and the rest of the body …

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Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …