Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go?

Big Picture Science: Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go?

Cryotherapy promise you a blast – of sub-zero air – as a way to stave off wrinkles and even halt aging altogether. Meanwhile cryogenics asks you to put your future plans - and your body - on ice when you die, in the hope that one day you’ll be revived. We examine the science of extreme cold and claims of its cool, salubrious benefits.
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Previously Featured


Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? May 29 - June 4, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
June 08, 2017

Janice Bishop Explores Mawrth Vallis and Salt Ponds in Australia
Janice Bishop and Lukas Gruendler recently visited highly saline ponds found in the desert of Western Australia looking for mixtures of clays and sulfates in the hopes of learning about environments that could help us understand this puzzling salty outcrop on Mars
June 06, 2017
explorer
Explorer Magazine is Back!
Learn about all the groundbreaking work that happens at the SETI Institute, including scientific research, STEM and space science education and public outreach.
June 06, 2017
where in the worlds
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? May 22, 2017 – May 28, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media, May 22, 2017 – May 28, 2017
June 01, 2017
SETI Talks
SETI Talks Returns with Jill Tarter
SETI Talks will return on Wednesday, July 12, with a program featuring Jill Tarter, Sarah Scoles, Elliot Gillum and more.
May 31, 2017
frank drake
Happy birthday to Frank Drake!
On behalf of everyone at the SETI Institute, we want to take a moment to say happy birthday to Frank Drake!
May 25, 2017

News and Announcements

  The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking, trailers released
In the coming weeks, the SETI Institute will release some of the short videos and trailers developed in house at the SETI Institute by our Designer of Experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun as part of the project The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking which deals with the contemporary debates on astrobiology and terraforming.
  New Horizons: Possible Clouds on Pluto, Next Target is Reddish
The next target for NASA’s New Horizons mission -- which made a historic flight past Pluto in July 2015 -- apparently bears a colorful resemblance to its famous, main destination.
  SETI Institute Scientists Head to the 48th Annual DPS Meeting
The following is a list of posters and presentations by SETI Institute scientists attending the DPS meeting in Pasadena, CA, October 16-21, 2016.
  Free "Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes" Talk on Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016.
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at 7 pm, Dr. Lynn Cominsky of Sonoma State University will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: “Spacetime Symphony: Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes” in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, now in its 17th year.
  October 5 - outburst of October Camelopardalids
The dust trail of an unknown long-period comet wandered in Earth's path on October 5.
  Why Stephen Hawking is light years from the truth about ‘dangerous aliens’
The physicist Stephen Hawking is convinced that intelligent extraterrestrials populate space, a view shared by many scientists. But his ruminations on this prospect have shifted from the aliens’ existence to their deportment. Maybe they’re dangerous.
  ISO International Space Orchestra - 17500 people were there!
Blending space science, planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists – the International Space Orchestra (ISO) - is coming together to perform as the supporting act to Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl
  Meteor passes near to Allen Telescope Array
SETI Institute astronomer Peter Jenniskens notes that a very bright meteor, a so-called fireball, was seen in the vicinity of the Allen Telescope Array on Thursday, September 15 at about 7:48 pm local time.
  The International Space Orchestra perform with Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 24th
The International Space Orchestra will perform with Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 24th. To celebrate the event the SETI Institute, Icelandic band Sigur Rós and Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios are running a competition to win one of 25 signed patches.
  SETI Institute is Hiring - Executive Assistant
The SETI Institute is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide high level administrative support to the President/CEO, and the Management team.

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