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

A single-celled organism with a small human-like ‘eye’
Biology / The Strange

A single-celled organism with a small human-like ‘eye’

— Billy Wright SCIENTISTS STUDYING MICROSCOPIC LIFE IN SEAWATER have found, what we laypeople might call, a tiny floating eyeball. Just as with our own eyes, the creature is fitted with a lens, cornea and retina. But what’s remarkable is that it’s all inside the one cell. Scientists from the University of British Columbia (UBC) had … 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