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Jeffrey Epstein Sure Had Some Extremely Disturbing Thoughts on Science

Jeffrey Epstein—the billionaire investor facing charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls and who hobnobbed with the rich and powerful including multiple US presidents—sure had a lot of thoughts about science. Specifically, disturbing ones concerning the viability of a plan to “seed the human race with his DNA” by impregnating women at a ranch he owned in the state of New Mexico, according to a Wednesday report in the New York Times. Read More >>

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Will Cryogenically Frozen People Ever Be Revived?

Corpse-freezing hasn’t exactly gone mainstream, but most people are now familiar with the concept: you lay out a ton of cash, sign some papers, and spend a couple post-death decades in a cutting-edge meat locker, calmly awaiting the conditions for your eventual revival. Over 300 cold, dead Americans – or dead, cold American brains, depending on which procedure they opted for (whole-body vs. brain-only) – can currently be found in storage facilities across the country. All of them took a gamble – one that was pretty cheap, metaphysically speaking: the worse case scenario here is just continued death. Read More >>

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Barking Mad Head Transplant Doctor Claims He’ll Revive Frozen Brains in Three Years

An Italian neuroscientist who says he’s planning to perform the world’s first head transplant later this year has told a German magazine that he intends to thaw a cryogenically preserved brain and transplant it in a donor body within three years. It’s a preposterous claim given the current limitations of medical science, and a complete misreading of how the fledgling cryonics industry works. It’s also a significant credibility fail for a doctor who’s already struggling to be taken seriously. Read More >>

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Terminally Ill Cancer Victim Wins Right to Have Body Frozen for Future Resurrection

The mother of a 14-year-old British girl who died from cancer has won a court battle to have one of her final wishes granted -- the chance to be cryogenically frozen in the US so that she may one day be brought back to life. Read More >>

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Brain Preservation Breakthrough Could Usher in a New Era in Cryonics

Researchers from 21st Century Medicine have developed a new technique to allow long term storage of a near-perfect mammalian brain. It’s a breakthrough that could have serious implications for cryonics, and the futuristic prospect of bringing the frozen dead back to life. Read More >>

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These are the First Puppies Ever Produced By IVF

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) for humans has been around since the late 1970s, but the same can’t be said for our canine companions. But now, after decades of research, scientists have finally produced the first live, healthy puppies from frozen embryos. Read More >>

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This Alaskan Frog Can Survive Getting Frozen and Thawed

While human cryogenics is still in its pie-in-the-sky, butt-of-the-joke phase, a frog that lives in Alaska's subzero temperatures can pull off a surprisingly similar feat. Scientists have now documented the wood frog surviving through its longest and coldest states ever. This frog could someday hold the key to preserving organs for transplant and maybe just maybe even human cryogenics. Read More >>

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Meet the Guys Who Store Humans at Freezing Temperatures for the Future

We Will Live Again is a fascinating documentary on the Cryonics Institute, the place where 99 dead human bodies are stored at freezing temperatures in hopes that they'll be able to be revived and live again in another life. It's crazy and bizarre and eerie in all the right ways. Read More >>

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Check Out This Creepy, Cryogenically “Cooked” Egg

Gizmodo's mad scientist Brent Rose had some super cold (minus 70 degrees Celsius) cryogenic fluid left over from an experiment making booze into cryo spheres. So he did what any mad scientist would do: cracked an egg in it! Watch the weirdness that transpires. Read More >>

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The Problem With Travelling in Time With Cryogenics

You see, the thing is, that in order to make the future happen, you need to have people in the present to work on it. So if you happen to invent machine-induced hibernation, just don't tell anyone. [XKCD] Read More >>