Friday, February 1, 2008

Mortality, Radio Lab, 2007

I just heard the most fascinating story on NPR's Radio Lab--the program is called "Mortality" and originally aired in June of last year. Via interviews with scientists, researchers, and artists, it examines mortality from the cellular to the societal level; in the process, it touches on such curiosities as "the grim reaper cell," "The Hayflick Limit," and the Japanese tradition of "throwing grandma away."

Listen to the story (and read more about it) here. HIGHLY recommended.

Image: Death and Life, Gustav Klimt, 1916

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