• Day 30: Bringing the Dead Back to (Some Kind of) Life

    9 Things to Know About Reviving the Recently Dead Greg Miller, Wired Magazine (July 30, 2014) Great article in today’s Wired about research by Dr….

  • Day 9: Tick-Tock Goes This Mortal Coil’s Clock

    Nothing Focuses The Mind Like The Ultimate Deadline: Death A Swedish inventor came up with a wristwatch that counts down the seconds left in your…

  • Radiolab: Am I Going To Die This Year? A Mathematical Puzzle

    Am I Going To Die This Year? A Mathematical Puzzle
    Robert Krulwich, Radiolab (January 08, 2014)

    Radiolab co-host, Robert Krulwich, posted a fascinating piece on a mathematical approach to determining when a person might die. Krulwich explains how he first picked up this topic:

    A few years ago, physicist Brian Skinner asked himself: What are the odds I will die in the next year? He was 25. What got him wondering about this, I have no idea, but, hey, it’s something everybody asks. When I can’t wedge my dental floss between my two front teeth, I ask it, too. So Brian looked up the answer — there are tables for this kind of thing — and what he discovered is interesting. Very interesting. Even mysterious.

    It turns out that a fascinating 8-year rule emerges for most human lifespans. I will let you read all about it.

    Tick-Tock goes the clock.

    And welcome to 2014.

    Skull Clock

    Am I Going To Die This Year? A Mathematical Puzzle Robert Krulwich, Radiolab (January 08, 2014) Radiolab co-host, Robert Krulwich, posted a fascinating piece on…

  • Six-Degrees of Kevin Bacon Flatlining. Poor sad Billy Mahoney

    ‘Erasing Death’ Explores the Science Of Resuscitation
    Fresh Air with Terry Gross (February 20, 2013)

    Terry Gross, of Fresh Air and National Public Radio fame, interviewed Dr. Sam Parnia regarding his new book on human death experiences. It’s one of the most interesting near death/after death discussions that I have heard in a long time. It’s a fascinating topic, laden with metaphysics and theology, but Parnia’s research approach seems to use science, medicine, philosophy, and religion.

    Anyone in Generation X, such as myself, Parnia’s work will automatically conjure images of an after death Kevin Bacon in the 1990 classic Flatliners.

    Poor sad Billy Mahoney.

    ‘Erasing Death’ Explores the Science Of Resuscitation Fresh Air with Terry Gross (February 20, 2013) Terry Gross, of Fresh Air and National Public Radio fame,…

  • Sick Beauty in the Stains of Death: Sarah Sudhoff’s “At the Hour of Our Death”

    At the Hour of Our Death Sarah Sudhoff Our worldly possessions speak to how we live, while their particular aesthetics — the whorl of this…

  • Witness for the Execution

    One Reporter’s Lonely Beat, Witnessing Executions Richard Pérez-Peña, New York Times (October 20, 2009) The NY Times ran an interesting article yesterday about an AP…

  • Research of Near Death Experiences May Improve Resuscitation

    Questions and Answers about Moment of Death: AWARE Project Uses Technology to Investigate “Out-of-Body Experiences” Today &#8211 MSNBC.com (September 28, 2009) Visit msnbc.com for Breaking…

  • You’re Going to Die

    You’re Going to Die (2000) – Timothy Furstnau Here is a nice work of video art and death introspection for the long weekend’s end…

  • “Dead Spiritualist Silent”

    Radiolab: Proof originally aired August 10, 2009. It appears Radiolab had more great death meditations than they knew what to do with. Following up on…

  • Radiolab: After Life… Now with John Troyer!

    Radiolab: After Life originally aired July 27, 2009. So somehow John got on Radiolab. Sure, it’s only a few seconds, but MAN this guy gets…