What will suspended animation really be like? A new study offers hints.

In early winter, brown bears find a comfy spot in a cave or burrow that's well-protected from the cold. Then they curl up, fall asleep, and don't awaken or eat for 5 to 7 months. It's called hibernation, and until now we weren't really sure what happened in bears' bodies during that time. How could they survive for… » 2/17/11 6:06pm 2/17/11 6:06pm

Suspended Animation Now Possible — Using Sewer Gas

Scientists have unlocked the secret of suspended animation, a state of "undeath" where the body's metabolism shuts down but all major organs continue to function. Hydrogen sulfide, also known as sewer gas, may be the miracle substance that finally allows humans to stay alive in a frozen, non-aging state. In science… » 3/25/08 8:40am 3/25/08 8:40am