Lifeboat News #186


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 01/01/18. Copyright 2018 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Stephen Hawking Memorial

The Lifeboat Foundation mourns Stephen Hawking’s death.
Stephen Hawking was born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. He has come to be thought of as the greatest mind in physics since Albert Einstein. With similar interests — discovering the deepest workings of the universe — he has been able to communicate arcane matters not just to other physicists but to the general public.
As the Lifeboat Foundation 2008 Guardian Award Winner, Stephen Hawking showed that by using critical-thinking skills, we can learn about global catastrophic risks and use this knowledge to save the human race from extinction. Learn more at Read Hawking quotes at
Recommended articles:
“What Stephen Hawking Taught Us About Critical Thinking” by Desireé Duffy at
“How Stephen Hawking Helped Change the Way We Think About Science” by Erin Vanderhoof at
“Stephen Hawking’s Most Profound Gift to Physics” by Sean Carroll at


Read “Dance With The Desert” at, “Emotional Exile: Journeys” at, “Letters from the Dragon’s Lair” at, and “The Insider’s Guide to Autism and Aspergers” at
Read “State of the Future version 19.1” at


Nicholi Avery joins our blog team with the post “Enzymes and Cognitive Decline” at
Magnus Frolov joins our blog team with “Farms Of The Future Will Use No Soil And 95% Less Water” at
Edward Futurem joins our blog team with “In startup, George Church bets cryptocurrency will boost DNA sequencing” at
Recent interesting blog posts include
“1 thought on ‘Insights into the Neurobiology of Death’” by Nicholi Avery at
“After Six Years, We Finally Found the Melted Uranium at Fukushima” by John Gallagher at
“Building a Bitcoin ATM is easy, but…” by Philip Raymond at
“Can we turn back time? Muscles’ own protective systems could help reduce frailty” by Ian Hale at
“Delivering right on the spot … in the brain” by Roman Mednitzer at
“DNA tests can predict intelligence, scientists show for first time” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Elon Musk’s hyperloop dream may come true — and soon” by Dan Kummer at
“The freshest herbs in Manhattan were grown in this office building basement” by Dan Kummer at
“The GANfather: The man who’s given machines the gift of imagination” at
“Gene Editing Just Got So Precise, Researchers Can Change Single Letters of DNA Code” by Montie Adkins at
“Human Skeletal Muscle Aging and Mutagenesis” by Nicholi Avery at
“Hybrid artificial-natural cells bring together the best of both worlds” by Montie Adkins at
“I rode in a car in Las Vegas that was controlled by a guy in Silicon Valley” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Is cryonics the key to immortality?” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“John Oliver explains Bitcoin, Blockchain & Crypto (with precision & clarity)!” by Philip Raymond at
“Larry Page’s self-flying air taxis to take off in 3 years” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Most Americans See Artificial Intelligence as a Threat to Jobs (Just Not Theirs)” by Derick Lee at
“Nuclear energy scientists think they’ve solved the mystery of building efficient fusion power plants” by Sean Brazell at
“Pentagon Wants Silicon Valley’s Help on A.I.” by Derick Lee at
“Personalized Cancer Vaccine Enhances Immune Response” by Steve Hill at
“Placenta makes 100-years old the new 60” by Alexander Rodionov at
“A Protein that Shows the Difference Between Cancer and Non-cancer Cells” by Steve Hill at
“Researchers demonstrate existence of new form of electronic matter” by Shane Hinshaw at
“TASKA redefines the limits of what a prosthetic hand can do” by Roman Mednitzer at
“This cauliflower-picking robot aims to make up for a shortage of human labor in the UK” by Dan Kummer at
“This House Can Be 3D-Printed For $4,000” by Klaus Baldauf at
“This mind-reading AI can see what you’re thinking — and draw a picture of it” by John Gallagher at
“This New Hybrid Solar Cell Can Harvest Electricity From Actual Raindrops” by Shane Hinshaw at
“This Startup Will Literally Kill You for Science” by John Gallagher at
“The Transhumanist Test of Faith” by Steve Fuller at
“The world’s first blockchain-powered elections just happened in Sierra Leone” by Jeremy Lichtman at
“Two-toned light pattern creates steep quantum walls for atoms” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Undoing Aging With Aubrey de Grey Part One” by Nicola Bagalà at
“View on Nuclear Fusion: a Moment of Truth” by Derick Lee at
“What an ‘infinite’ AI-generated podcast can tell us about the future of entertainment” by Klaus Baldauf at
“What sets cryptocurrencies apart from each other?” by Philip Raymond at
“Why Earth’s History Appears So Miraculous” by Genevieve O’Hagan at

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