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Mar 20, 2018

The Controversial ‘Humanity Star’ Is Coming Back to Earth Early

Posted by in category: futurism

A shiny satellite launched in January will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere a few months ahead of schedule.

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Mar 20, 2018

Vitalik Buterin: The Best Thing to Donate Money to is The Fight Against Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryptocurrencies, economics, life extension

An interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda during the conference Undoing Aging in Berlin.


A few days ago, LEAF representatives attended the Undoing Aging 2018 conference in Berlin, which was jointly organized by the SENS Research Foundation and the Forever Healthy Foundation. We invited one of the most professional Russian journalists writing about aging, Anna Dobryukha, to this conference, and she will write a series of articles and interviews in Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP) over the next weeks. As these articles are interesting to the global community, we decided to translate them for our blog.

Today, we publish the first article of this series, an interview that Anna conducted with Vitalik Buterin, the creator of the cryptocurrency Ethereum. Vitalik donated 2.4 million dollars to the SENS Research Foundation earlier this year, so let’s find out what Vitalik’s views are on rejuvenation biotech and life extension!

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Mar 20, 2018

Undoing Aging 2018 Personal Impressions

Posted by in category: life extension

Steve Hill from the LEAF team gives some first impressions from the recent Undoing Aging 2018 conference in Berlin.


I have just returned home from the Undoing Aging conference in Berlin, where we spent three days listening to talks by the top researchers in aging, meeting some of the finest minds in research, and talking with thought leaders in the field.

There was a great deal of new and exciting research being presented, some of which has not been published and so cannot be discussed. We will be publishing articles on this news in the coming days as we edit the audio and video from the event. Today, however, instead of discussing research per se, I’ll talk about my impressions of the event.

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Mar 20, 2018

‘Your Genome Isn’t Really Secret,’ Says Google Ventures’s Bill Maris

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, security

The venture capitalist wants to extend human life expectancy, and he says fears over privacy and the security of DNA data shouldn’t stand in the way.

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Mar 20, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Senior Care — Reversal Of Age-Related Diseases — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biological, biotech/medical, disruptive technology, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, science

Mar 20, 2018

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place

Posted by in category: media & arts

Why should you care about the well-being of people half a globe away?

Kurzgesagt Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cRUQxz

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Mar 20, 2018

DARPA wants to connect human brains and machines

Posted by in categories: futurism, neuroscience

Neurotechnology would significantly increase the speed at which information is transferred from humans to machines, and a brain-systems interface may be a requirement to keep up with the pace and complexity of future combat zones.

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Mar 19, 2018

IBM Highlights 5 Technologies It Hopes To Pioneer In 5 Years

Posted by in category: futurism

The first step turning ideas into reality is to identify meaningful problems.

By Greg Satell

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Mar 19, 2018

US-Russian crew to blast off for International Space Station mission

Posted by in categories: space, transportation

A handout photo made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows the Soyuz rocket inside Building 112 prior to being rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, March 19, 2018. Expedition 55 crewmembers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel of NASA and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos are scheduled to launch at 1:44 p.m. Eastern time (11:44 p.m. Baikonur time) on March 21 and will spend the next five months living and working aboard the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said.

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Mar 19, 2018

Retinal patch with stem cells treats macular degeneraiton

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

March 19 (UPI) — Researchers in California have developed a retinal patch with stem cells to improve the vision of people with age-related macular degeneration.

In a clinical trial, researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara implanted the stem cell-derived ocular cells in two patients over the course of 12 months, publishing the results of the study Monday in the journal in Nature Biotechnology.

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