A new study has shown that 41% of The Sims players have purposefully killed their Sims. This means 59% of the study’s candidates are liars.Read More
At the age of 76, Stephen Hawking - cosmology’s brightest start and one of the most important physicists in human history - has died at his home in Cambridge. Here is an obituary by the creator of New Rising Media.Read More
Many people claim to see a bright light at the end of a tunnel on their deathbeds. Those of us with religious beliefs see this as the light of heaven; but researchers have discovered new evidence that proves otherwise, claiming these visions may be caused by Electrical surges in the brain.
Researchers at Lancaster University have created a wrist device that can tell a person how long they will live. This optimistic little device is called the "Endotheliometer," and in their own words, it's "the thermometer of the 21st century."
Thanks to Social Media, your "famous last words" can be chronicled as the final sign-off of your online and physical life. As human beings, we are only beginning to explore what happens to your digital life when you die; but a project titled 'The Tweet Hereafter' explores this with a collection of the last tweets ever posted by "notable, newsworthy, famous, or infamous people."
Amnesty International has launched a Facebook application called Trial By Timeline, which illustrates to users of the social network how their public postings and interactions could see them imprisoned, tortured, killed by extremists or even beheaded in other countries with oppressive regimes.
Self-described “outlandishly futuristic thinker” and post-doctoral scientist at Harvard Ken Hayworth believes that he can live forever. Described in the article ‘The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality’ by Evan R. Goldstein, Hayworth theorises that the day will come where his ‘consciousness’ will be “revived on computer” after death, and predicts that by 2110 mind uploading – the transfer of a biological brain to a silicon-based operating system – will “be as common as laser eye surgery is today”.
It is estimated that a total of 55.3 million people die each year, equivalent to almost 2 every single second. Death is a fact of life, or so we thought. A project by the name of Russia 2045 is ambitiously attempting to conquer immortality in as little as 33 years by way of creating humanoid robots that have human personalities stored on artificial brains.Read More
The after-thought of your mortality: all of your social profiles and cloud stored items create the sum of one digital personification of the self. What happens to this when you die?
This has been something that Life Insurance Finder have been exploring rather thoroughly recently, and after releasing their blogazine on the matter not too long ago, they've delved further into the matter with a video infographic.