A week on the campaign trail in the coffin-shaped Immortality Bus with Zoltan Istvan, the presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party.
Monday, January 25
Friday, January 22
Saturday, January 16
How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.
Sunday, January 10
Rob Billot spent eight years defending corporate clients in environmental cases. Then Wilbur Tennant called.
“It’s just beyond our experience—we have nothing in our evolutionary history that prepares us or primes us, no intellectual architecture, to try and grasp the remoteness of those odds.”
Sunday, January 3
Thursday, December 31
A visit to Albania to watch Henry Marsh perform his pioneering surgery where the patient is kept awake during the removal of a tumor and the “brain is stimulated with an electric probe, so that the surgeon can see if and how the patient reacts.”
Sunday, December 27
She was a young plutonium worker whose Honda Civic Hatchback ran off the road and smashed into the wall of a concrete culvert. In her trunk were manila folders full of documents, which immediately went missing.
Thursday, December 24
Checking up on an ambitious, controversial conservation initiative, 20 years later.
Thursday, December 17
Monday, December 14
On the unexpected longevity of a very strange theory.