What Happens When We Die? – Can Technology Now Provide The Answer

“In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound forever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

What happens when we die?  Are we simply a brain inside a mortal body that ceases to function on physical death?  Is the essence of  our being suddenly and irrevocably erased from all existence as we take our final breath or do we in fact continue on in some other form? […]

Could a Jellyfish Hold the Key to Immortality?

“Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.” 
Abraham Lincoln 

If scientists are correct, a jellyfish may hold the key to immortality.

That’s the premise of a New York Times Magazine article that examines a species of jellyfish (appropriately) nicknamed the “immortal jellyfish.” […]

Mermaids: The Body Found – Documentary Challenges the Myth

“Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world” Ansel Adams

Perhaps as a species we have been so busy looking for intelligent life on other planets that perhaps we have forgotten to look in our own backyard.  Animal Planet’s Documentary “Mermaids: The Body Found” tells the story of a scientific team’s investigative efforts to uncover the source behind mysterious underwater recordings and an unidentified marine body that was discovered in the belly of a great white shark. […]

Is there Anybody Out There? – The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe

Dating back to as early as 1896 when Nikola Tesla suggested that radio could be used to contact extraterrestrial life, humanity has been on a search for other civilizations that may exist across the void of space.  With funding from places like NASA, scientists have trained vast arrays of radio telescopes toward the skies, systematically combing every inch of the horizon in the hopes of finding the signs of intelligent life coming from some distant galaxies.  Organized under the acronym  SETI (the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) scientists have reasoned that a civilizations that had developed to the stage of being able to communicate using electromagnetic radiation may have the ability to communicate with us also. […]