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What We Get Wrong About Dying

A pediatric oncologist describes the lessons of his practice.

The Real Secret of Youth Is Complexity

Our physiological processes become increasingly simple as we age.

Will 90 Become The New 60?

As our lifespans have increased, so too have our active years. Can that go on?

The Gravekeeper’s Paradox

People want permanent tombstones that also show decay.

Why Aging Isn’t Inevitable

The great variety of aging styles among plants and animals suggests it can be controlled.

The Gravekeeper’s Paradox

People want permanent tombstones that also show decay.

How the Obits Became My Muse

The unusual lives of a physicist and an aviator, in verse and song.

Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

What happens to our bodies when the bonds of love are breached.

Drop-Dead Famous

If we are to learn how to die, we need teachers.