Lifeboat News #165


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 04/01/16. Copyright 2016 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP)

The Lifeboat Foundation is now supporting the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) at
This is an initiative intended to speed up testing and replication of promising potential treatments for aging in mice. Their latest task is to test a new class of compounds, Senolytics, on their ability to extend healthy lifespan by clearing out dysfunctional cells in the body.


Read "Preparing for a World that Doesn't Exist — Yet: Framing a Second Enlightenment to Create Communities of the Future" at

Space Settlement Survey

Participate in a space settlement survey at


Magaly Santiago joins our blog team with the post "Exploding Cancer Cells" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"8.8 billion habitable Earth-size planets exist in Milky Way alone" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Bringing The Dead Back To Life — Reanima Project / Bioquark Inc. Media Coverage" by Ira S. Pastor at
"Crowdfunding the Cure for Aging | Life Extension Research, LifespanIO, and You" by Steve Hill at
"The existence of massive particles of light could finally explain dark energy" by Andreas Matt at
"Faint blue galaxy could possess Big Bang clues" by Sean Brazell at
"Fighting Developing World Disease With AI, Robotics, and Biotech" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Half the Web's traffic comes from bots, and that's costing you more than you think" by Karen Hurst at
"Head transplant ops 'will work', say experts... but the side effects could be the worst form of insanity ever experienced by a human" by Dan Kummer at
"HRL receives DARPA award to STAMP learning into the brain with accelerated learning from low current brain stimulation" by Dan Kummer at
"IARPA Releases Its Shopping List For Spy Technology" by Karen Hurst at
"Mind-controlled car unveiled in China" by Odette Gregory at
"MMTP — Major Mouse Testing Program — Interview with Brian Kennedy" by Steve Hill at
"NASA satellites find trigger for magnetic explosions near Earth for first time" by Sean Brazell at
"Newly discovered microbe does something textbooks say is impossible: it lives without mitochondria" by Magaly Santiago at
"Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley for Edge in Artificial Intelligence" by Odette Gregory at
"The Personal Factory Is Here — and It Will Bring a Wild New Era of Invention" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Physics Experiments Take Images 'Back in Time' by Andreas Matt at
"Recommendation Engines Yielding Stronger Predictions into Our Wants and Needs" by Dan Faggella at
"Scientific Research Needs a Trustless Blockchain Architecture to Be Trusted" by Karen Hurst at
"Scientists Hold Secret Meeting to Consider Creating a Synthetic Human Genome" by Aleksandar Vukovic at
"This electric jet can take off vertically but drives like a car" by Shailesh Prasad at
"This 'nanocavity' may improve ultrathin solar panels, video cameras and more" by Karen Hurst at
"Thought-reading headset lets users speak their mind" by Magaly Santiago at
"We're Closer Than Ever to Bringing the Dead Back to Life" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Wormholes could be the key to beating the Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, say physicists" by Andreas Matt at

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