Why Freezing Yourself Is a Terrible Way to Achieve Immortality

What happens after we die? It's a question that has plagued the human mind since we first developed the concept of "death." The search for an answer—and, more importantly, a means of circumventing its effects—has encited organized religion and served to shape one of the foundations of human culture. » 4/01/14 3:00pm 4/01/14 3:00pm

Doctors Are About to Start Human Trials for Suspended Animation

After years of sci-fi-inspired fantasies about the technique, a team of doctors in Pittsburgh are finally ready to start testing out a procedure that involves putting patients in a state of "suspended animation" while they repair their injuries. Put bluntly, they're going to kill people and bring them back to life. » 3/26/14 1:20pm 3/26/14 1:20pm

Sewer Gas May Allow For Suspended Animation

Suspended animation - the state that space travelers are always put into in movies so they don't age while traveling for many years - may turn out to actually be possible, and it's a simpler process than you'd expect. Yep, all you need to fall into a deep sleep and not age is a good dose of sewer gas. » 3/25/08 5:30pm 3/25/08 5:30pm