Dressing Up For the Reaper: How Embalming Makes the Dead Look Alive
Embalming rituals are an ancient human ... body lie in natrum the seventy days, after which it is at once given to those who come to fetch it away. The Egyptians may have been among the first to embalm their dead but they were certainly not the only ...
Sleep: How Long Can You Go Without It? (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Sleep has intrigued scientists for a long time, but only within the last fifty years or so has it become a systematic ... starts to happen to the body and the mind when we don't sleep. Did you know that the longest any human has intentionally gone without ...
How Long Did It Take for the World to Identify Google as an AltaVista Killer?
Earlier this week, I mused about the fact that folks keep identifying new Web services as Google killers, and keep being dead ... does Google plan to make money? Unlike the other big search engines-most of which added a bevy of services and have become ...
Human teleportation would take so long, it’d be more like a death ray
We’re still nowhere near teleporting even the smallest, visible-to-the-naked-eye objects, but that didn’t stop a team of researchers from calculating how long it’d take to teleport an entire human ... by teleportation rays and you’d be dead.
Limits Of The Human Body: How Much Sleep Deprivation, Radiation & Acceleration Can We Survive?
But put a human anywhere in the known universe except ... A person usually expires when their body temperature drops to 70 degrees F (21 degrees C), but how long this takes to happen depends on how "used to the cold" a person is, and whether a mysterious ...