How the Teenage Stowaway Survived a Flight to Hawaii in a Wheel Well

By now, you've likely heard the insane story of a 16-year-old boy who survived a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii hidden in a wheel well. How the hell did his body make it through sub-zero temperatures with little oxygen? Probably by going into "suspended animation," a strange, frozen state that's about as… » 4/21/14 9:00pm 4/21/14 9:00pm

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