Laugh Loud, Laugh Hard, Live Long

Mirth as medicine was first prescribed in the 14th century when Henri de Mondeville — the “Father of French surgery” — asked hospital visitors to give joie de vivre to his patients via jokes.

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When Death is an Outlaw

If you watch 27-year-old Jason Silva on Current TV -- the Emmy-winning youth-oriented cable network co-founded by Al Gore -- you’d never guess that he’s a first-rate transhumanist thinker, skeptic, and passionate advocate of science in overcoming the biological limitations of being human.

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