Lust for life: Breaking the 120-year barrier in human aging

In rich countries, more than 80% of the population today will survive past the age of 70. About 150 years ago, only 20% did. In all this while, though, only one person lived beyond the age of 120. This has led experts to believe that there may be a limit to how long humans can live. » 7/05/13 8:00am 7/05/13 8:00am

The Technique that Silicon Valley Geeks are Using to Hack the Voices Inside Their Heads

Self-help schemes come and go, but a new framework has attracted the attention of a number of Silicon Valley techies — especially computer scientists and programmers. Called Internal Family Systems (IFS), it's an integrated approach to individual psychotherapy that breaks conscious thoughts into individual,… » 6/20/12 3:19pm 6/20/12 3:19pm

Dinosaurs! DNA! Space Shuttles! 10 Things to Make With Your 3-D Printer

It'll probably be a few more years before 3-D printing begins revolutionizing the world of retail, but it's already making a sizable splash in today's DIY community. For around 1500 bucks, it's now possible to get your hands on a consumer-grade 3-D printer that's capable of churning out some pretty cool objects. » 5/14/12 10:00am 5/14/12 10:00am

10 Futuristic Places to Shop

The past decade or so has seen huge changes to the way we shop, thanks to e-commerce and online retail. But that's just the beginning. We're on the verge of a huge revolution in the way we shop, as physical retail spaces become more virtual, and smart businesses find more ways to get you the exact item you want, with… » 4/10/12 10:47am 4/10/12 10:47am

"Longevity genes," not healthy lifestyles, are what help you live to see 100

Do you have a family history of exceptionally long-living relatives? If you do, congratulations. A recent study suggests that you may be packing "longevity genes" that could allow you to eat, drink, and even smoke like the rest of us and still outlive us all, living well into your 80's, 90's, and beyond. » 8/03/11 12:21pm 8/03/11 12:21pm

The Neo-Medieval Habits of Tomorrow's Ruling Classes

In one of those quirky "lifestyles of the rich" stories, Fortune magazine recently highlighted Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg's new hobby: slaughtering animals for food. This bloody-minded pursuit has been popular among the young and privileged for years now. Though the "killing your own meat" movement is being… » 5/27/11 11:00am 5/27/11 11:00am

10 Ways To Turn Your House Into A Futuristic Fortress

You know you want a house that's self-aware, self-cleaning, and run by computers that anticipate your every need. Well, maybe the self-awareness is a little creepy, but the rest sounds just fine. Just think - in a century, you'll be able to press a button and rearrange your dining room into a dance floor, or morph… » 2/28/11 10:00am 2/28/11 10:00am