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R.I.P. (Dollar Stories Book 11)

The second volume of Alex Raymond's modernist classic Rip Kirby contains nearly three years of strips, from December 6, through September 22, , all drawn in Raymond's incredibly lush style. Edited and designed by Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney, with a biographical and historical essay by Brian Walker, and an introduction by Howard Chaykin.

Volume 3 - 1st printing. The third volume of Alex Raymond's modernist classic Rip Kirby contains nearly three years of strips, from September 24, through April World's best photographer, the sexy Bijou Benson; a playboy sheik from Algiers; a revolution in the Middle East; the return of criminals Joe Seven, Fingers Moray, and the deadly Mangler; the deadly Lili Lavelle; all while Honey Dorian, of course, is not happy that Pagan Lee re-enters the picture.

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Volume 4 - 1st printing. The fourth and final volume of Alex Raymond's modernist classic Rip Kirby contains every daily strip from April 19, through September 29, The year-old Raymond's tragic death in the prime of his life caught the syndicate in mid-episode. This book also contains the conclusion to Raymond's ultimate story, drawn by John Prentice, from October 1 through October 20, Volume 4 - 2nd and later printings. Volume 5 - 1st printing. Art by John Prentice. Introduction by Brian Walker. The fifth volume of the Harvey Award-nominated Rip Kirby features the incredible art of John Prentice, who picked up the pen and ink duties after Alex Raymond's death and continued drawing the strip for decades.

Prentice received three Reuben Awards for the series, in , , and Fred Dickenson, who had been writing the strip with Raymond, keeps the continuity going for Prentice's exquisite art. Volume 6 - 1st printing. Fred Dickenson, who had been writing the strip with series originator Alex Raymond, keeps the continuity going for Prentice's exquisite art. The strips are reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate proofs, insuring that every daily will look even better than when they were first published in newspapers over fifty years ago! Volume 7 - 1st printing. In this seventh volume, Al Williamson takes on a larger role as John Prentice's assistant, and Prentice fully hits his stride while Fred Dickenson continues to write Rip's adventures.

Rip Kirby, the suave gentleman detective is the right man for his times as then-current s culture reflects a new fascination with sophisticated stories featuring agents, both secret and otherwise. The strips are reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate proofs, insuring that every daily will look even better than when they were first published in newspapers over 50 years ago. Contains nine complete stories in more than sequential comics! Volume 8 - 1st printing.

The suave detective mixes it up with more stunning beauties, sleazy blackmailers, and vicious murderers, drawn in John Prentice's slick, award-winning photo-realistic style. Containing more than sequential comics from October 10, to July 8, ! Volume 9 - 1st printing. John Prentice won the National Cartoonists Society award for "Best Story Strip Cartoonist" in , proving that the adventure strip could still capture the public's imagination.

Similarly, Rip Kirby, that debonair gentleman detective, proved that style and class still counted among the sexy jet-set. In these nine complete stories, Rip must prevent Mr. Monarch from selling a super-secret missile defense system to the highest bidder, tries to keep "The Shark" from stealing nearly a quarter million dollars, is hired protect a gorgeous movie star from kidnapping, and in a bizarre twist, faithful Desmond is hypnotized into reverting to his former occupation as safecracker, with Rip as his victim.

The strips are reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate proofs, insuring that every daily will look even better than when it was first published in newspapers over fifty years ago. Neuron samples could carry an electrical signal. Some brain cells even responded to drugs. The researchers have managed to keep some brains alive for up to 36 hours, and currently do not know if Brain Ex can have sustained the brains longer. As a control, other brains received either a fake solution or no solution at all.

None revived brain activity and deteriorated as normal.

The researchers hope the technology can enhance our ability to study the brain and its cellular functions. One of the main avenues of such studies would be brain disorders and diseases. This could point the way to developing new of treatments for the likes of brain injuries, Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and neurodegenerative conditions. It immediately offers a much better model for studying the human brain, which is extraordinarily important, given the vast amount of human suffering from diseases of the mind [and] brain," Nita Farahany, the bioethicists at the Duke University School of Law who wrote the study's commentary, told National Geographic.

Before anyone gets an Island of Dr. Moreau vibe, it's worth noting that the brains did not approach neural activity anywhere near consciousness. The Brain Ex solution contained chemicals that prevented neurons from firing. To be extra cautious, the researchers also monitored the brains for any such activity and were prepared to administer an anesthetic should they have seen signs of consciousness. Even so, the research signals a massive debate to come regarding medical ethics and our definition of death.

Most countries define death, clinically speaking, as the irreversible loss of brain or circulatory function. This definition was already at odds with some folk- and value-centric understandings, but where do we go if it becomes possible to reverse clinical death with artificial perfusion?

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One possible consequence involves organ donations. Some European countries require emergency responders to use a process that preserves organs when they cannot resuscitate a person. They continue to pump blood throughout the body, but use a "thoracic aortic occlusion balloon" to prevent that blood from reaching the brain.

The system is already controversial because it raises concerns about what caused the patient's death. But what happens when brain death becomes readily reversible? Stuart Younger, a bioethicist at Case Western Reserve University, told Nature that if Brain Ex were to become widely available, it could shrink the pool of eligible donors. It will be a while before such experiments go anywhere near human subjects. A more immediate ethical question relates to how such experiments harm animal subjects.

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Ethical review boards evaluate research protocols and can reject any that causes undue pain, suffering, or distress. Since dead animals feel no pain, suffer no trauma, they are typically approved as subjects. But how do such boards make a judgement regarding the suffering of a "cellularly active" brain? The distress of a partially alive brain? Another science fiction story that comes to mind when discussing this story is, of course, Frankenstein. As Farahany told National Geographic : "It is definitely has [sic] a good science-fiction element to it, and it is restoring cellular function where we previously thought impossible.

But to have Frankenstein , you need some degree of consciousness, some 'there' there. But we are one step closer to that possibility. She's right. The researchers undertook their research for the betterment of humanity, and we may one day reap some unimaginable medical benefits from it. The ethical questions, however, remain as unsettling as the stories they remind us of. The ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are remnants of the ice age. They're also the wild cards of climate science. Big Think Edge For You.

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A cosmological model predicts that the expanding Universe could rip itself apart. Too much dark energy could overwhelm the forces holding matter together. The disaster could happen in about 22 billion years.

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