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Facing Our Mortality: The Stomach Flu of the Soul That Sets Us Free

Kari Henley | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

I have been thinking a lot about death lately. Not a fun topic, but one rich with interpretations, nuances, fears and murky voids. Our mortality is p...

Don't Want to Die? Support a 1 Percent Jethro Knights Life Extension Tax

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Most people don't read scientific journals, but if they did they'd know the transhumanist field of life extension is repeatedly making major scientifi...

Are We Heading for a Jesus Singularity?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

If AGI will be here in 20 years or so, and most of those people currently in charge of the U.S. government subscribe to Christianity and believe in Jesus, what are atheist transhumanists to do?

Daily Meditation: I Am Eternal

Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Should Transhumanists Have Children?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.28.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

While the international movement of transhumanism is rapidly growing and diversifying, its most important goal remains the same: overcoming human mortality.

5 Ways to Achieve Cheap Immortality Through Art

Simone Collins | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

Forget developing relationships with those at the edge of anti-aging research. Perhaps you would do better by buddying up with an animator!

Dare to Be 100: Before I Die, Transplant Me

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

A few weeks ago I got involved in the discussion about Time magazine's cover story "Can Google Solve Death?" The immortalists chimed in with the usual...

I'm an Atheist, Therefore I'm a Transhumanist

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Zoltan Istvan

Sometime in the next decade, the number of worldwide godless people -- atheists, agnostics, and those unaffiliated with religion -- is likely to break through the billion-person mark.

Google vs. Death? Really?

Pete Shanks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Pete Shanks

Sure, tech wizards think they can do anything, or that's how it often seems. But they are not alone in that delusion.

Dare to Be 100: Google's Hot New App Immortality

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Virtually no one dies of old age, per se, but they died unnecessarily of preventable illnesses.

Having 'The Talk': When Your Child Asks About Mortality

Kerry O'Shea Gorgone | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Kerry O'Shea Gorgone

It's 8:45 at night. Past his bedtime, but summer's nearly gone, so I've let him stay up late to enjoy the last few lazy August mornings. We've read stories, sung songs, and are snuggling contentedly when my 7-year-old son drops a bombshell: "Mama, what's Heaven like?"

Dare to Be 100: Everything, Everything Wears Out

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2013 | Fifty
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The July 24, 2013 issue of Newsweek online featured a major story: "You can live forever. Is immortality plausible, or is it just quack science? Two experts face off."

Jaweed Kaleem

Would You Want To Live To Be 120?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

On average, life expectancy in the United States is 78.7 years. Yet more than a third of Americans want to delay their inevitable deaths and live to b...

How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Kravetz

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.

Bianca Bosker

How This Man Is Preparing For Immortality

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- No sooner has Dmitry Itskov, a 32-year-old Russian multimillionaire, sat down at the table in his hotel room than he springs up again and ...

WATCH: Why Do We Get Older?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Science

Why do we get older? It might seem like a silly question, but scientists have asked it in hopes that they might one day counteract the process. "Th...

Ghoulish Study Seen As Good News For Fans Of Life Extension

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/25/2013 03:05 PM EST on LiveScience Brain cells can live at least twice as long as the organ...

4 Lessons From Spring

William Horden | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Every change of season evokes emotions, but spring, charging out of winter's cold dark with renewed life and brighter days, seems our most beloved. New hopes bloom like flowers springing back from roots we feared lost to numbing ice.

Life After Death: Why the Growing Interest?

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2013 | Impact
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

Is there sufficient proof for immortality and the existence of the afterlife? No, not 100 percent. And for me, there will never be until I'm there. But that's okay.

23 Illusions Shattered By Age

Carol Orsborn | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

The illusion of immortality was but the first of many illusions dispelled by the transit into and ultimately through midlife. On this, the far side of midlife, the deconstruction of illusions has only accelerated.

Death to Infinity

Christopher de la Torre | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher de la Torre

The fall of man will not come full circle from Eden's flame of fire, at least not by any familiar method. The shift we seek has already begun, within each of us, reinforced by this present anxiety, filtered through art, conflict and desire. Consider how we've lost faith in our institutions.

Defeating Death

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2013 | Science
Michael Shammas

The idea sounds crazy at first -- preposterous, even. But increasingly, more and more scientists are viewing death as less of an inevitability, as something that science can and will tackle.

Is The 'Immortal Jellyfish' The Key To Humans Living Forever?

Posted 12.06.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Humans have always been fascinated with the idea of cheating death, and now, new scientific breakthroughs may be making immortality more than just sci...

After Proof of Heaven, Now The New York Times Gives Us the Gift of Immortality

Paul Raeburn | Posted 01.30.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Only a few weeks after Newsweek and Simon & Schuster gave us proof of heaven, The New York Times now offers us immortality in the form of an article entitled "Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?"

WATCH: Behold The 'Immortal Jellyfish'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.06.2012 | Science

If scientists are correct, jellyfish may hold the key to immortality. That's the premise of a New York Times Magazine article that examines a speci...