Immortality by 2030: Dr. Aubrey de Grey says it’s possible
Biology / Science / The Strange

Immortality by 2030: Dr. Aubrey de Grey says it’s possible

THE FIRST PERSON TO LIVE TO 1000 YEARS OLD MAY HAVE ALREADY BEEN BORN, says gerontologist Dr. Aubrey de Grey. According to de Grey, age itself is a disease. And the cure is close. “We are working to develop medicines that will bring ageing under true medical control,” says de Grey, former professor at Cambridge University … Continue reading

Real vampires are afraid to “come out of the coffin”
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Real vampires are afraid to “come out of the coffin”

PEOPLE WHO IDENTIFY AS VAMPIRES because they believe they need to drink human blood to stay healthy often find it difficult opening up to health professionals, fearing ridicule, disgust and a mental health diagnosis, a study has found. They walk among us. The blood-drinkers. And you couldn’t pick them from a normal person—because that’s what … Continue reading

The strange dreams of Google’s Deep Dream machine
A.I. / The Arts / The Strange

The strange dreams of Google’s Deep Dream machine

— Billy Wright HUMANS ALLURED by the dreams of an android. Or at least, by the visions of image-recognition software with an artificial neurology. They’ve been shared rampant across the internet, you may have noticed: photographs of once people now becoloured with a psychedelic rash, their eyebrows shorn but with new eyes sprouting from the … Continue reading