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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...

Cara Santa Maria

Her Cells Are Immortal. Could You Be Too? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.21.2012 | Science

Given the chance, would you want to live forever? In the Epic of Gilgamesh, written over 4,000 years ago, a Sumerian king seeks eternal life. And 500 ...

A Different Way to Have a Midlife Crisis

Michael Neill | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

To the extent that I identify with whatever impersonal energy, force, or intelligence it is that animates not only our bodies but also the entire world that they inhabit, a midlife crisis is no more or less than an invitation to awaken to our true spiritual identity.

What Will the Immortals Eat?

George M. Young | Posted 10.13.2012 | Science
George M. Young

What about the distant, projected future? Russian cosmists, immortologists, transhumanists, American and European futurists have predicted, that we (or at least our descendants) will enjoy such a long lifespan that it could serve -- practically -- for what we call forever.

The Immortality Grant

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 10.10.2012 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

Woody Allen once said, "I don't believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear." John Martin Fischer doesn't believe in an afterlife either. But he can afford to bring along an entire wardrobe. The UC-Riverside professor just received $5 million to study the afterlife.

UC School Receives $5 Million To Study WHAT?!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.02.2012 | Los Angeles

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has received a $5 million grant to study the afterlife. The money will fund research into heaven, hel...

Do You Want to Be Immortal? Really?

George M. Young | Posted 10.01.2012 | Science
George M. Young

According to Dr. Igor Vishev (b. 1933), a distinguished Russian scientist and philosopher, it is likely that there are people alive today who will never die. Just stop for a moment and think about that. Alive today. Never die.

'Call Me Maybe' Forever

David A. Schwartz | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
David A. Schwartz

But then I thought, even if "Call Me Maybe" was my favorite song ever, and even if I believed that I would never tire of it, there would eventually come a point where I could no longer tolerate it. Then I started thinking about death.

The Natural Selection Of The Immortal Soul: A Thought Experiment (VI)

Evan Eisenberg | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion
Evan Eisenberg

Following Darwinian logic, we end up in some unexpected places. Of course, to get there we must accept the premise that the human mind might be capable of existing independently of the neuronal activity on which it usually depends.

Somebody You Used to Know Forever and Ever

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 06.30.2012 | Technology
Amalia Negreponti

The Internet is our first success in the quest for a kind of "forever" and "togetherness." Through its amazing innovations we stay 'on' all the time, connected to one another, alive through this connection of ours.

The Natural Selection Of The Immortal Soul: A Thought Experiment

Evan Eisenberg | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Evan Eisenberg

How would creationists react if someone were to suggest that the survival of the soul after death, far from being ruled out by the theory of natural selection, might actually be predicted as a consequence of that theory?

How Creativity Connects with Immorality

| Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

In the mid 1990's, Apple Computers was a dying company.  Microsoft's Windows operating system was overwhelmingly favored by consumers, and Apple's at...

TED and TEDActive Offer Immersive Inspiration and Radical Insight

Jason Silva | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Jason Silva

"He who speaks in primordial images speaks with a thousand voices; he enthralls and overpowers, while at the same time he lifts the idea he is trying ...

Would You Trade Sex For Immortality? These Worms Might

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 04.28.2012 | Green

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Who wants to live forever? Some flatworms do, even if it means no sex. British scient...

What Is Death?

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Lanza, M.D.

Reality is observer-determined -- it's a spatio-temporal process, which fortunately, means that things must change.

Le Chaim!

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

We are fragile corporal fragments. We bleed, we breathe. When we are pulled into the theater of illness we suddenly, simultaneously, feel our ephemeral immortal pulse. One we measure, the other we sense.

The 'Transcendent' Singularity is Near

Jason Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Silva

Barry Ptolemy's film, Transcendent Man, is the absolute best cinematic exploration of Ray Kurzweil and his paradigm shifting ideas.

Living Forever Is Not a Good Idea

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

I used to be a big fan of living forever. Since humans have gone beyond basic biology, I thought, why not re-engineer ourselves for a lifetime without an end point? Well, it turns out there are problems -- beyond the tedium of boorish men.

Is Death The End? Experiments Suggest You Create Time

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Lanza, M.D.

Life is just one fragment of time, one brushstroke in a picture larger than ourselves, eternal even when we die. This is the indispensable prelude to immortality.