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What Day of the Dead tells us about the Aztec philosophy...

Lynn Sebastian Purcell, State University of New York College at Cortland Growing up in the United States, I remember on Halloween my mother used...

Finding joy in 2020? It’s not such an absurd idea, really

Angela Gorrell, George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University The year 2020 hasn’t been one to remember – in fact, for a lot of...

Why contemplating death can help you live a happier life

Steve Taylor, Leeds Beckett University How do you feel about the idea of dying? Is it something you think about often? Or does it make...

Overloaded morgues, mass graves and infectious remains: How forensic pathologists handle...

Ahmad Samarji, Phoenicia University Editor’s note: Most scientists and doctors in the coronavirus crisis are working to save the living. Those in the field of...

Why losing Kobe Bryant felt like losing a relative or friend

Edward R. Hirt, Indiana University On the afternoon of Jan. 26, I was at the Indiana men’s basketball game when a chorus of cellphones in...

‘The Farewell’ highlights tough conversations families face when confronted with death

Nick Iannarino, University of Michigan To my 87-year-old grandmother, not many subjects are taboo. She was treated for colorectal cancer in 1996, and she still laughs...

Schools fall short when it comes to helping students in grief...

David Schonfeld, University of Southern California An adolescent experiences the death of his mother after a lengthy illness. When I ask what services he would like...

Want to live longer? Consider the ethics

John K. Davis, California State University, Fullerton Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer...

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Cool to be a nerd: why the highly educated Australian Sochi...

By Martin Doulton, Monash University The Australian team currently gathered in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Games is probably the most highly educated team of...