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How To Be Immortal

All the science, technology and therapies explored in this documentary are being used NOW. Their applications have REAL, solid consequences for the healthy extension of lifespan, including the potential side effect of delaying or postponing death. Everyone knows that death is inevitable, but what if death was not quite so certain? What if death was not the end of life? What if the ultimate illness could be ‘cured’, or at the very least, postponed?

In this 1x59 minute documentary, we investigate the ‘wet science’ of gene therapy and stem cell research-turned-surgery; and the ‘dry science’ of nanotechnology and advancements with bionic limbs.

(Via The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice)


The thought-provoking ‘tooth fairy palace’
In the chilly studio of  Liverpool-based artist Gina Czarnecki, a fantasy palace has taken shape.
It is a riot of towers and tendrils, resembling something out of Harry Potter  or Lord of the Rings.
It has been christened the Tooth Fairy Palace, but like many fairy tales, all  is not as it seems as it has been designed to raise awareness about stem cell  research and its implications.
The palace will gradually become encrusted with real teeth - the teeth of  children.

Amazing! Click the photo to read the rest of the article.

The thought-provoking ‘tooth fairy palace’
In the chilly studio of  Liverpool-based artist Gina Czarnecki, a fantasy palace has taken shape.
It is a riot of towers and tendrils, resembling something out of Harry Potter  or Lord of the Rings.
It has been christened the Tooth Fairy Palace, but like many fairy tales, all  is not as it seems as it has been designed to raise awareness about stem cell  research and its implications.
The palace will gradually become encrusted with real teeth - the teeth of  children.

Amazing! Click the photo to read the rest of the article.

The thought-provoking ‘tooth fairy palace’

In the chilly studio of Liverpool-based artist Gina Czarnecki, a fantasy palace has taken shape.

It is a riot of towers and tendrils, resembling something out of Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings.

It has been christened the Tooth Fairy Palace, but like many fairy tales, all is not as it seems as it has been designed to raise awareness about stem cell research and its implications.

The palace will gradually become encrusted with real teeth - the teeth of children.

Amazing! Click the photo to read the rest of the article.