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Cryopreservation: ‘I freeze people to cheat death’

Max More will have his brain frozen after he dies, and he’s not alone. Rose Eveleth asks him why he signed up – and how the strange procedure of cryopreserving bodies actually works.<p>In 1972 Max More saw a children’s science fiction television show called Time Slip that featured characters being …

Singularity

Talking to the voices in our heads

A promising approach to treating people who hear voices, also known as ‘auditory hallucinations’, is to get the patient or therapist to interact with the speaker<p>Accents, narrators and total silence: how you hear voices when you read Read more from the Inner Voices series<p>Somebody hears a voice, but …

Couple’s therapy gone wrong: “The One I Love” and the creative starvation of American indie film

Elisabeth Moss of “Mad Men” and Mark Duplass try to work things out in a gimmicky sci-fi relationship drama<p>Here’s a tip to aspiring screenwriters: When you get to that clever, meta, self-referential moment when your characters describe their situation as a “Twilight Zone episode,” it might be nice …

Dear Sony, Here's Why So Many People Are Buying The PS4

Selling more PS4s than you could have hoped for is a good problem to have. Not knowing why you’re selling more of them than you could’ve have hoped for is, well, a bit of a problem for Sony. When Sony executive Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer, “It’s just beyond our imagination” and he was “asking …

Nervana Systems raises $3.3M to build hardware designed for deep learning

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sebastian Kaulitzki<p>Nervana Systems, a San Diego-based startup building a specialized system for deep …

Can A Photographer Truly Capture Love?

In The Ones We Love, more than 80 photographers attempt to show what they see when they look at their loved ones.<p>Photographers routinely let us see the world through their eyes. Can they also reveal to us the qualities that make them love the people who inspire them? Des Moines-based curator …

Photography

Coffee for Tea Lovers

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Coffee of any variety is usually a welcome sign in the morning, but for some tea drinkers the classic beverage is a bit too overpowering.<p>But it doesn't have to be the case! We went to Nobletree to get some advice on coffees that are …

Coffee

In the Brain, Memories Are Inextricably Tied to Place

A manmade virus that acts like “a remote control” for neurons helped psychologists research the connection.<p>It’s no coincidence that, when recalling a tragedy, we ask where someone was: <i>“Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?”</i><p>Psychologists hypothesize that we lock in that memory by linking …

Rebellion punk festival – in pictures

A clash of musical cultures hits the famous seaside town of Blackpool as punks attending the annual Rebellion festival at The Winter Gardens come shoulder to shoulder with traditional holidaymakers

What does it really cost to open an indie studio? All your money, most of your life

It is common to hear about game companies having crushing financial woes in the games press.<p>It can be observed in companies of all sizes, from THQ going under to 38 Studios defaulting on millions of debts to the recent <i>Yogsventure</i> project fiasco.<p>I've seen the people behind these projects judged very …

Dogs feel jealous of rival pets, study finds

Animal behaviour linked to primordial instinct of jealousy similar to that seen in babies when affection is divided<p>To legions of dog-owners, the finding will come as no surprise: it does not take much to make a dog feel jealous.<p>Researchers in the US studied 36 dogs and found that most were …

The potato salad Kickstarter is better than your crowdfunding campaign

An individual recently Kickstarted a batch of potato salad and asked for $10 to complete the project. “Basically I'm just making potato salad,” the page stated. “I haven't decided what kind yet.”<p>The project has raised $8,222 dollars in funding, easily surpassing the latest stretch goal of …

Pictures of the Week 6.26.14

Grand Theft Auto 5 PS4 vs. PS3 comparison video reveals impressive improvements

The upcoming new-generation port of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> looks much better than its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 predecessor, as you might expect, and Digital Foundry analyzed the new trailer to assess the differences.<p>Sony announced a PlayStation 4 version of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> during its E3 2014 press …

9-Year-Old Achieves Dream of Starting a No-Kill Animal Shelter in His Garage

For as long as he can remember, it has been 9-year-old Ken's dream to open an animal shelter to help the stray dogs and cats on the streets of the Philippines. Although Ken anticipated that he wouldn't be able to start his own shelter until he was an adult, that dream has now become a reality …

Veterinary Medicine

Long-Lost Color Photos from 1939 Reveal Life in England on the Brink of WWII

After the death of his grandmother in February of this year, Barney Britton found an unexpected treasure while cleaning out her attic: a wooden box filled with dozens of 35mm slides documenting his grandparents' honeymoon trip in 1939. Although Britton's mother remembered seeing the photos as a …

World War II

This 3-Minute Video Shows The Astounding Evolution Of Visual Effects Over The Last 100+ Years

If you go see "Godzilla" this weekend, you'll likely be blown away by how scary-real the 355-foot monster looks.<p>But the road to creating that giant lizard was a long one. YouTube user Jim Casey pieced together an amazing three-minute video that highlights some pivotal scenes showing the evolution …

Red Sea

The Very First Color Photographs of the United States

You're looking at some of the very first color photographs of North America! A fascinating new photography book called <i>An American Odyssey</i> opens the archive of the Detroit Photographic Company to reveal America in brilliant color from the late 1880s to the early 1920s. Several thousand …

National Parks

Stunning Monochromatic Portraits of Animals by Lukas Holas

Czech Republic-based photographer Lukas Holas captures stunning portraits of exotic animals in his series titled <i>Portraits of Animals II</i>. The detail and poise of each monochromatic image is impressive, and what's also notable is that all of his work was shot in a zoo. He didn't have any sort of …

Animals

Artist Zimoun Unleashes a Plastic Storm Inside of a Museum

Swiss artist Zimoun has recently unleashed a “plastic storm” inside of the Museo d'Arte di Lugano in an impressive installation entitled <i>36 Ventilators, 4.7m3 Packing Chips</i>. The kinetic artwork features a plethora of styrofoam peanuts and large fans that blow them against the museum's broad window …

Art

Traditional life in the Siberian Arctic - in pictures

Photographer Bryan Alexander has travelled Siberia documenting the lives of the Chukchi, Dolgan, E'ven, Khanty, Komi, Nenets, and Nganasan people, showing their traditional camps, transportation and dress, as well as activities such as herding, hunting and fishing. 'Whisper of the Stars: …

The 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Breathtaking Time-Lapse Captures the City, Culture and Landscape of Doha, Qatar

Coming from one of the masters of time-lapse photography, “Welcome to Doha,” by Michael Shainblum is a brilliant piece of work that shows off the …

Stunning Photos of Butterflies and Moths in Extreme Close-Up

You think you know something very well, until you see it through the perspective of macro photography. Through extreme close-ups, a magical world is …

Natural Beauty

Macaw - Stop writing code, start drawing it

Product design is one of the most sought after fields nowadays. In order to design products a design must have a grasp of the whole creative process, …

Prototyping

Photos and Video of Meerkats Climbing All Over a Photographer and His Gear

While out shooting meerkats in Botswana, photographer Will Burrard-Lucas transformed into the most adorable look-out post in the history of …

Everyday India in pictures: people

Continuing our series of everyday images of India, readers in India share photos of people from across the country<p>Everyday India in pictures: the country Everyday India in picture: the city

How The “Star Wars” Lightsaber Was Designed

How do you design a futuristic laser sword? Take a stick, rotoscope it, and then let a sound design genius work his magic.<p>In all of the annals of film and science fiction, you’d be hard pressed to find an object as singularly identifiable as the <i>Star Wars</i> lightsaber. Even if you don’t like science …

Star Wars

Canon Australia Speaks to the Heart of all Photographers

Talk about doing advertising right...wow! As part of their "What do you see?" campaign the spot takes a unique approach to selling camera gear, by …