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Russian Research Project Aims For ‘Immortality,’ Seeks To Transplant Human Brains Into Robots

via Rob Waugh, Mail Online A Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research project called ‘Avatar’ has contacted billionaires to offer them immortality. Itskov claims he will personally oversee their immortality process, in exchange for an undisclosed fee. Itskov, a media entrepreneur, claims to have hired 30 scientists to reach this goal – and aims … Continue reading

Digital Afterlife: What Happens To Your Online Accounts When You Die?

via Jessica Hopper, NBC Rock Center When Helen and Jay Stassen’s 21-year-old son, Benjamin, committed suicide 19 months ago, he did not leave a note. If it had been 20 years ago, the Stassens might have looked through diaries, letters or other personal items in an attempt to find clues as to why he decided … Continue reading

How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

via Kathleen McCauliffe, The Atlantic Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. What he’s now discovering will startle you. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be … Continue reading

How Facebook Lets You Live Forever (Sort Of)

via Ross Anderson, The Atlantic Our mourning rituals are being adapted to — and evolving because of — our strangely persistent online personas. In this interview, a philosopher tries to make sense of death on the Internet. Think of how rich and deeply personal your online persona has become. Now think of what will happen … Continue reading

Mitch McConnell To Constituent: Marijuana Leads To Death

via Jennifer Bendery, The Huffington Post Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told a constituent in favor of legalizing marijuana that he doesn’t support the idea because drugs like pot lead to death. In a Feb. 14 letter to his constituent, McConnell said he has “serious concerns” about legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, a topic … Continue reading

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