A trial project could soon be underway to see if the central nervous system of brain dead people can be brought back to life.
We burn them. We embalm them. We bury them. We even eat them. As long as humans have walked the Earth, they've disposed of their dead in one way or another, some evolving into funerary practices that continue to range from typical to bizarre.
Dead zones may be coming to the coast. A team of researchers have discovered areas with extremely low levels of oxygen in the tropical North Atlantic, only a few hundred kilometers off the coast of West Africa.
Many suffer from arachnophobia, otherwise known as the fear of spiders and other arachnids, but often times the fear is self-inflicted because the small invertebrate creatures rarely pose a threat in inhabited lands. But a recent news report could exacerbate such fears.