Reveal when you’re going to die – or, indeed, if you’re already dead – in this personality quiz from the Everything’s Gonna Be Alright trio.
Talking to ourselves about death is difficult enough, let alone raising the topic with our children or parents.
The bubonic plague ravaged the world for centuries, killing up to 200 million people.
The one-time Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius talks with a modern-day Stoic about moderation, Zbigniew Herbert and smartphones.
Both mammals and birds appear to grieve their dead and observe mourning rituals – just like humans.
Social historian Marcin Kula talks about burial traditions, the moral dilemmas surrounding the extension of life, and ‘shaking the coconut trees’.
‘Despite all our medical advances,’ my friend Jason used to quip, ‘the mortality rate has remained constant – one per person.’
What comes after death? From “Orphée” to “Beetlejuice”, these 10 films imagine the unknowable.
The Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was a pioneer in the study of dying and grief, paving the way for the hospice care movement.
Want to live forever? Why not try cryonics – an expensive and unproven scientific procedure with tempting results, at least for some.