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ISS007-E-10807 (21 July 2003) --- This view of Earth's horizon as the sunsets over the Pacific Ocean was taken by an Expedition 7 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Anvil tops of thunderclouds are also visible. Credit: Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

Image Credit: ISS007-E-10807 (21 July 2003) – Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

RADIO Frontier Channel Episode 05


12 April 2005
“Life Extension: Sooner Than You Think”

This fifth episode of RADIO Frontier Channel is all about human life extension, starting with new drugs coming out very soon that may have unexpected benefits beyond their advertised indications. Will these drugs really extend our lives? Some people are excited, but others want to ban life extension research and treatments. The ethics involved are about to get really complicated. Think life extension is science fiction? I’ll tell you about a million dollar wager that you are wrong. Finally, you may never have heard of it, but there is actually one diet that has been shown to result in longer life in various animal species. Human trials began recently but there are some people who have been on the diet for years. I’ll tell you about them, and the pros and cons of “calorie restriction”.