All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Life’

Brittany Maynard Nears Date Of Death, Champions Death By Dignity Act

November 1 is the date that 29-year-old Brittany Maynard has chosen to end her life. Maynard was diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer, Gliobastoma, on New Year’s Day of 2014. After undergoing partial craniotomy and a partial resection of her temporal lobe, Maynard was told in April that she only had six months to live. Instead of …

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Depression: Are You Suffering From it?

Depression is a common mental disorder that affects millions of people but can be treated. The treatment varies depending on each patient’s needs, but this cannot be done if the depression goes undiagnosed. The symptoms and types of depression can vary from one person to another, and can be serious. It is estimated that there are 121 million people in …

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Robert Pattinson’s New Film “Life” Gains Oscar Buzz

Robert Pattinson, the 27-year-old Twilight star and ex to Kristen Stewart, just might have landed the role of his career. In Pattinson’s new film Life, he plays Dennis Stock, a photographer hired on to a traveling photo shoot with legendary actor James Dean (played by Dane DeHaan). Set in 1955, the film focuses on the real-life friendship between the photographer …

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Depression: Valentine Envy Vs. Lack Of Self-Love

Are you feeling blue on the day of red candy hearts? It’s alright. We’re all a bit blue – mostly because it’s freezing and our toes lost circulation around the same time we lost our sight of our cars underneath the snow. What’s that? You live somewhere sunny and beautiful and you don’t know what “snow” is? Well, congratulations! You’ve …

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Zapruder Film: Revisited After 50 Years

According to a recent poll by Gallup, 61% of Americans still believe that more people were involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy than simply Lee Harvey Oswald. Despite the fact that this number is the lowest it has been in nearly 50 years, it still represents an overwhelming majority of the American populace, and a poll earlier this …

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Arthur Levinson Talks About Calico, Google’s New Death-Fighting Company

As you may have heard by now, Google has started a new company called Calico aimed at figuring out how to extend human life. In other words, fighting death. The news broke in a Time Magazine cover story, which was quickly followed by a Google+ Post from Google CEO Larry Page and a press release about the initiative. The company …

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Google Starts Calico To Keep You From Dying

Google announced the creation of a new company called Calico today. According to Google, it will focus on health and well-being with an eye specifically on aging and diseases associated with it. Simply put, they want to figure out how to extend life. Calico will be led by Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Apple Chairman Arthur Levinson, who …

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The Egg Came First, But It All Depends on Semantics [VIDEO]

Forget Edward and Jacob – are you on team Egg or team Chicken? The quick answer to the question “which came first, the chicken or the egg” is the egg. There were egg-laying creatures well before there were chickens, so the egg came first. But we know that’s not the real question. So take a few minutes out of your …

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NASA Looks For the Origin of Life at the Bottom of the Ocean

NASA this week revealed that it is simulating the conditions believed to have created the organic molecules that may have been the precursors to life on Earth. An experiment at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is mimicking the conditions observed at hydrothermal vents in the deepest parts of the ocean. Glass tubes, thin barrels, and valves are sending carbon dioxide-rich …

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Life on Earth Visualized As One Single Day (and Animated)

A better understanding of our world through short, easy-to-understand animations? Count me in. If you were looking to ruminate on the origins of life, here’s a nice little video that takes you from the first single-celled organism to the present as if it all occurred in one full rotation of the clock. Spoiler alert: Humans have only been around for …

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Alicia Silverstone: Mouth-Feeding Her Son is Natural

Would Cher, the main character from the Amy Heckerling’s 1995 comedy “Clueless”, support her real world counterpart’s peculiar method of feeding her son? As if! Last month, actress Alicia Silverstone posted a very odd video featuring her incredibly unusual approach to child nutrition, a clip that went on to be something of a viral sensation. If you don’t want to …

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Zoe Saldana Very Interested in Starting a Family

Zoe Saldana, star of such notable cinematic endeavors as “Avatar”, “The Losers”, “Colombiana”, and the “Star Trek” remake is ready and willing to tackle a brand new adventure: motherhood. Isn’t starting a family is the next logical step after starring in so many motion pictures involving death, mayhem, and destruction? “I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room …

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