VICE follows a suicide rescue team on the Han River in Seoul, South Korea to understand what the country is doing to end its suicide epidemic.
Law enforcement officials are looking into any drugs Prince might have taken prior to his death, and whether a doctor was in the mix.
I asked my friend Ernesto, who works as an ICU nurse, some questions about existential anxiety, fear of death, and how surrounding oneself with the dying can affect one's brain.
A failing coal industry has left many residents of West Virginia with few options: move away, die, or try to scrape out a future in an unforgiving economic climate.
If Prince was a peerless icon who represented the pinnacle of achievement in contemporary pop music and there is no one else like him, what does his passing mean for the future of musical geniuses?
A sociologist breaks down the mechanics behind the public displays of grief after a cultural hero dies.
TMZ reports that the pop star's emergency jet landing last week might have been due to a Percocet overdose.
But you can't necessarily blame the drugs.
Thai authorities want drunk drivers to "feel the pain, so that they may understand and attain a good conscience."
We all got a bit naughty online back in the day, but what did it do to our #brains? We asked people if their early experiences scarred them.
The study says that "the risk was highest 18–14 days after the loss."
Traditional funerals often involve grilling pigs with flamethrowers and sacrificing buffaloes by the dozen. Subsequently they've started charging tourists to watch.
While they might have accepted their inevitable demise, getting a 20-something a grave plot is sure-fire recipe for existential disaster.
One supporter compared his fall to that of Jesus's betrayal by the Romans. She didn't say who Judas was.
Following yesterday's news that children as young as ten have been arrested for gun crimes, we spoke to expert David Dyson to get an idea of the current climate around firearms in the UK.
Rob Ford's homebase is splintered in how it feels about the former mayor's death.
The local paper may be dying an internet-related death, but they know their audience better than SEO ever could.
He was the crack-smoking mayor the world laughed at. He had a family. He was a drunk who said awful things. He was a guy who got sober and then got cancer.
Ford died of cancer at age 46 this morning.
As with all psychoactive substances, the vast majority of MDMA users get high without suffering significant health problems. Still, some people have adverse reactions to the drug, and it's not clear why.
A visit to Bodyworlds—a controversial exhibition that puts skinned, plastinated bodies on display—including those of pregnant women, deformed fetuses, and of people having sex.
According to Peter Xing, founder of Transhumanist Australia, "It's very poetic to say there is a narrative arc with life and death. But it's a social construct."
It doesn't matter how great a gamer you are, you can't undo the sadness that runs through this unique indie experience.
In the second installment of our new comic series What We Mean by Yesterday, artist Benjamin Marra shows us that even women who shit in fields can get overwhelmed.