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Sep 28, 2018

Death Cafes and Life Extension: The Possibility of Synergy

Posted by in category: life extension

Even with an increasing number of articles about aging and rejuvenation technologies in mass media, the general public’s lack of information remains a problem. Pro-longevity organizations try to spread useful information; however, it’s clear that this information is, quite often, only delivered to current members of the community instead of to a new audience. My work at LEAF is partially focused on finding ways to break this border and explore new social territories as often as possible. Last week, this journey brought me to a meeting with a title that speaks for itself: Death Cafe.

What is Death Cafe?

A Death Cafe is not a place. It is a meeting at which people are encouraged to discuss everything related to death over a cup of tea. The official mission of this community is defined as follows: “Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” It is not a form of group therapy, not a support group or a survivors’ group (though only the living can attend…); rather, it’s just a space where people can talk to each other about a topic that is usually excluded from public dialogue.

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Sep 28, 2018

Can genetic tests gauge how well antidepressants will work?

Posted by in categories: genetics, health, neuroscience

With the introduction of more products aimed at gauging the effectiveness of mental health treatments, science is getting left behind, some experts say.

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Sep 28, 2018

Rocket Report: SpaceX gets Moon launches, South Korean rocket, BE-4 wins

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Welcome to Edition 1.19 of the Rocket Report! Lots of news this week about the development of rocket engines in the United States, South Korea, and elsewhere. There are also milestones for the Ariane 5 rocket and an anniversary for SpaceX.

As always, we welcome reader submissions, and, if you don’t want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.

SpaceX hits 10 years since the Falcon 1. In an in-depth feature, Ars recounts the harrowing eight weeks following the failed third flight of the Falcon 1 rocket and the finally successful fourth flight. “If we had not reached orbit on that attempt, SpaceX would not exist,” Elon Musk recalled. “That was a very tough launch emotionally.” Shortly after the Falcon 1 launch, SpaceX intensified work on developing its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket.

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Sep 28, 2018

Hvad det er som Balder holder?

Posted by in category: futurism

Det er da selvfølgelig et neurostimulations-pandebånd. Georg Gearløs’ tænkehat findes nu i virkeligheden. Det er noget med at bestemte områder i hjernen får tilført meget små impulser af strøm — man kan indstille den så den øger koncentrationsevnen — eller kreativiteten! Efter sigende. Skal jeg have den på næste gang jeg freestyler? Selvfølgelig skal jeg det. Glæder mig til at aflægge rapport PlatoScience 😬

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Sep 28, 2018

A Base on Mars? It Could Happen by 2028, Elon Musk Says

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Humanity could have an outpost on Mars just a decade from now, Elon Musk said.

Musk’s company SpaceX is building a huge, reusable rocket-spaceship duo called the BFR to help our species explore and settle Earth’s moon, Mars and other worlds throughout the solar system.

The billionaire entrepreneur’s long-term vision involves the establishment of a million-person city on the Red Planet in the next 50 to 100 years. But we could get the founding infrastructure of such a settlement — an outpost Musk calls Mars Base Alpha — up and running much sooner than that, he said. [The BFR in Images: SpaceX’s Giant Spaceship for Mars & Beyond].

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Sep 28, 2018

Trust: the inside story of the rise and fall of Ethereum

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, law

But there’s a catch: what about the faithful ‘execution’ of a contract? Doesn’t that require trust as well? What good is an agreement, after all, if the text is there but people don’t respect it, and don’t follow through on their obligations? Which brings us back to the crucial matter of how Buterin managed to piss off so many people.


The great cryptocurrency heist.

Blockchain enthusiasts crave a world without bankers, lawyers or fat-cat executives. There’s just one problem: trust.

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Sep 27, 2018

MIT study: 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells, doubles metabolism

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

This gives credence to the 5–2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.

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Sep 27, 2018

Everyone’s talking about this electric car that’s taking on Tesla

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

0 to 60 in under 3 seconds!

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Sep 27, 2018

You Can Drive This Bugatti Chiron Made Of Legos

Posted by in category: transportation

This LEGO Bugatti Chiron is drivable.


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Sep 27, 2018

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos will now sell rocket engines, too

Posted by in category: futurism

Tory Bruno, chief of United Launch Alliance, “a real visionary and risk taker.”

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