- World's oldest known person to turn 115 (Globe & Mail)
Scientists who study longevity hope Ms. Parker and others who live to 110 or beyond – they're called supercentenarians – can help solve the mystery of extreme longevity.
- The Naked Game (RetroDev)
Pong as art: The worlds first piece of online conceptual video game art.
- Nuclear Suppliers Group may shift its policy on uranium refinement (Atomic Insights Blog)
If your nation, by means of historical accident, happened to have tested nuclear weapons before the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty came into effect, you are a full member of the club that is allowed to do pretty much anything it wants with uranium, plut
- Spiritual Transcendence in Transhumanism (V.R. Manoj)
This paper discusses how religion can complement the ideals of transhumanism if looked from a new perspective. The paper draws primarily on Eastern religious thought, particularly Hinduism, to explain why it is important for transhumanists and progressive
- "Sleeping" Black Hole Briefly Awoke in 1700s (Nat'l Geographic)
The explosion of a dying star eons ago may have briefly awakened the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, triggering an x-ray flare that ricocheted across the galaxy.
- Richard Dawkins Lecture & Aubrey de Grey, too (Betterhumans)
John Grigg went to a Richard Dawkins lecture at ASU and it was excellent.
- The military's plan to regrow body parts (William Saletan - Slate Magazine)
The regeneration of lost body parts has just moved from science fiction to U.S. military policy.
- Mars Colony: Suicide Mission to Mars? Astrobiologists say "No Thanks" (io9)
Astrobiologists seem to have trouble putting their money where their mouths are. Generally among the most ardent supporters of planetary exploration, around 2/3 of them got cold feet yesterday at the Astrobiology Science Conference 2008. During a talk ent
- 28 Mass graves of Indian Children in Canada... (Daily Kos)
The Mohawk Nation News is reporting that 28 mass graves of many Indian Children have been discovered in Canada. Many of these are at residential schools.