A year in space is nothing—to study the isolation that astronauts might experience, scientists first lived in caves for months at a time, isolated from all environmental cues. No offense to Commander Scott Kelly, I’m sure zero-gravity life is hard. But the caves seem much worse.
It’s been more than a year since the deadliest ebola outbreak ever hit with full force in West Africa. And while the virus has retreated, the reckoning over the best approach to treat the inevitable next outbreak is only gaining speed.
Some of us dream of living off the grid, trading modern civilization for the physical hardships and isolation of pre-modern living. Here are a handful of people who, by design and by circumstance, found themselves living in seclusion for years or even decades.
Sometimes, when life's getting you down, you just need to hole yourself up in a modified wardrobe, sitting on a chair with a hole cut in the seat for you to poop through.
Sometimes you just want to shut the world out and tackle the next level of your fave game, don't you? The Ovei isolation pod, launched this week in the UK, will let you do just that. For the sum of $100,000. And before you fall about laughing, that cash will get you a unique capsule, designed by Lee McCormack and made…
"Comedian" Joe Rogan has got himself a new 7-foot tall isolation tank, and he is giving away his old one. This was created after the 1980s movie Altered States, in which the protagonist—played by William Hurt in his first role—uses it to get in touch with "ultimate reality." Isolation tanks deprive you of your…
Showing shades of the Cone of Silence, the Isolation Chamber Chair is a design concept that lets you shut out the world so you can concentrate on your game of Tetris or your incoming text message from your sweetie.