New technology is forcing us to confront the ethics of bringing people back from the dead

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New technology is forcing us to confront the ethics of bringing people back from the dead
Imagine you have a close friend you frequently communicate with via text. One day, they suddenly die. You reel, you cry, you attend their funeral. Then you decide to pick up your phone and send them a message, just like old times. “I miss you,” you type. A little response bubble appears at the bottom […]
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The Skull Asteroid Comes Back For Another Scary Halloween Pass

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The Skull Asteroid Comes Back For Another Scary Halloween Pass
Take one space object with a reflectivity number just slightly higher than charcoal. Notice that it arrived close enough to wake up the rarely-alert asteroid warning system workers on October 31st, the date of a popular worldwide holiday. Stare at pictures of its dark surface long enough to conjure up an image that relates to […]
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Worms Frozen For 40,000 Years Brought Back to Life, Fueling Hope For Human Cryogenics

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Worms Frozen For 40,000 Years Brought Back to Life, Fueling Hope For Human Cryogenics
Scientists sure are good at making us constantly feel like we’re in the opening scenes of a horror movie. The latest case of science toeing the line between being really cool and going too far comes out of Siberia, because of course it does. According to the Siberian Times, Russian scientists have successfully resurrected two roundworms—nematodes— […]
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Looking Back at a Quest to Find a Chupacabra

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Looking Back at a Quest to Find a Chupacabra
In September 2010, there was an interesting development in my quest for the truth of the chupacabra in the United States – although, this time, not in Texas, where I live. Matters kicked off with a phone call to me from one of Oklahoma’s local TV channels. It transpired that sightings had been made of […]
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How scientists actually could bring dinosaurs back to life

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How scientists actually could bring dinosaurs back to life
On Jan. 6, 2000, a wild mountain goat named Celia was crushed to death by a falling tree on the cliffs of the Spanish Pyrenees — thus beginning her march into history. Celia was a bucardo — a specific species of wild goat — and, as it happens, the final one. But a group of […]
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Discoveries at Texas Archaeology Site Push Back Early Human Arrivals in North America

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Discoveries at Texas Archaeology Site Push Back Early Human Arrivals in North America
The Gault site, located just outside of Austin, Texas, has been known to archaeologists for the better part of the last century. Discovered by Henry Gault, a landowner who worked as an archaeological informant in the early 1900s, the site was officially excavated for a period beginning in 1929, under the supervision of J.E. Pearce […]
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Looking Back at the Texas Ghost Lights

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Looking Back at the Texas Ghost Lights
In early 2005, the late Rob Riggs – the author of the book In the Big Thicket, and who I had first met in the summer of 2003 – telephoned me and asked if I would be interested in speaking at a conference he was planning on soon holding in the city of Austin, Texas. […]
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Looking Back at ‘Paul’

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Looking Back at ‘Paul’
The onscreen teaming of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost has produced some real gems over the years, from Spaced, to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz—all co-written and dynamically directed by Edgar Wright. Their 2013 sci-fi, The World’s End, put a slightly disappointing cap on their “Cornetto Trilogy” (so-called for each of the instalments—Shaun, […]
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Looking Back at ‘Paul’

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Looking Back at ‘Paul’
The onscreen teaming of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost has produced some real gems over the years, from Spaced, to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz—all co-written and dynamically directed by Edgar Wright. Their 2013 sci-fi, The World’s End, put a slightly disappointing cap on their “Cornetto Trilogy” (so-called for each of the instalments—Shaun, […]
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Secret Aircraft: Looking Back At “Aurora”

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Secret Aircraft: Looking Back At “Aurora”
In the late-1980s/early 1990s, rumors began to circulate among the aviation world that a highly secret, futuristic aircraft was being flown out of Area 51 – and under distinctly covert circumstances. The reportedly large, black-colored, triangular-shaped aircraft which could fly at incredible speeds, could outmaneuver just about anything else on the planet. It was rumored […]
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