MonthSeptember 2001

How to live forever

Also on Slashdot today is this story about the discovery of a gene that kills cells. It could be used to kill cancer or potentially keep patients alive forever.

Bush’s pubic enemy No. 1

Check out this conceptual art piece/protest at Salon.

Lost city of Atlantis found

According to the New Scientist a researcher has located an island matching Plato’s description of Atlantis. This is a pretty cool story amongst the rest of the grim stories in the news right now. Link.

Call in the Robot Brain Surgeons!

Path Finder, the world’s first robotic brain surgeon has begun clinical trials at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK. It won’t be able to do operations that are not already possible, but will be able to do them faster and more accurately. Link.

Searching for the world’s funniest joke

A group of cognitive scientists known as “Laugh Lab” are searching for the World’s Funniest Joke. What’s your favorite joke?

New E-Sheep comic posted

The latest “Apocamon” story is out on E-Sheep.

Russia and NASA both launch space tourism programs

Both NASA and Russia are working on space tourism programs. Yay!

Burning Man no longer autonomous zone

It seems Burning Man is no longer the autonomous zone it once was. This year homoerotic art was banned by local authorities, and many people were cited for drugs and other crimes. (link via Random Walks).

Stephen Hawking warns that humans may become obsolete

Stephen Hawking warns that in order to compete with AI, people will have to resort to genetic engineering (link via Meta Filter).

Hellraiser tarot cards

Tarot cards based on Clive Barker’s Hellraiser are available here (link via the Barbelith Underground).

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