Human Hibernation Could Benefit Everything From Medicine To Space Travel

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At one point or another, most of us have wished we could hibernate like a bear at one point or another. (Our cold Chicago winters probably make us have this thought more than most). But the idea of human hibernation has more benefits than just keeping you in your warm bed. It could help medical professionals treat serious diseases, and make long space journeys cheaper and easier. But can we ever do it? Explore this question in the video below.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Cryogenics is the study of any material at extremely low temperatures. Cryonics is the freezing of humans until some point in the future when it might be possible to resuscitate them. 00:30

  2. It's illegal to freeze someone who hasn't been declared legally dead. 02:25

  3. Here's how cryonics work. 03:04