death

THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE

Is Paying $80,000 to Freeze Your Head Worth Seeing What the Future Will Be?

Floating in a tank of liquid nitrogen, unable to control our destiny, is very unappealing. But it's much more appealing than being nibbled on by worms and bacteria.
Mary Pilon
4.3.17
death

We Dissected a Brain to Understand What Happens When You Die

What's happening in the last 30 seconds before death? Let's find out!
Julian Morgans
3.28.17
cults

The Heaven's Gate Nikes and the Sneakerheads Who Collect Them

From nondescript dad shoes to rare collectors item, all thanks to a mass suicide.
Justin Caffier
3.16.17
Culture

The Long, Strange History of Women Wearing Deadly Clothing

In myths and fairytales, women poisoned their rivals with gaudy accessories; in the 19th century, they unknowingly wore dresses dyed with arsenic.
Rosalind Jana
3.8.17
Tattoos

Tattooing a Dead Friend’s Ashes on Your Body Is the Ultimate Tribute

"She wanted to be remembered as beautiful, and for me, this was the way I wanted to remember her."
Beca Grimm
2.15.17
Drugs

I Gave My Mom Shrooms So She Would Open Up About My Father’s Death

‘Why did you give me these? You want to see me cry?’
Hina Husain
2.7.17
Narcomania

Heroin Users Who've OD'd Talk About Being Brought Back from the Brink

Naloxone – an opioid antidote – is re-animating hundreds of people every year.
Max Daly
12.22.16
Stuff

The First Time I Let Someone Die

Early one Tuesday morning years ago, I began my effort to save a woman who had been in a car accident. Four weeks later, I had failed.
Dr. Rahul Jandial
12.11.16
High Wire

Shrooms Could Make Cancer Patients Less Terrified of Death

Psilocybin can help cancer patients cope with depression and anxiety, according to two new US studies. But will President Trump fund research in what could be a revolutionary development in psychiatry?
Maia Szalavitz
12.1.16
Stuff

How it Feels to Fall off a Balcony

If you're on schoolies, don't fuck with balconies. Here's why.
Monique Myintoo
11.28.16
Film

RIP Raoul Coutard: The Man Who Made Cinematography Invisible

Whether it's in a drone tracking shot or the referential pastiche of Tarantino and Wes Anderson, Coutard's vision of hyper-staged naturalism is everywhere.
Patrick Marlborough
11.14.16
News

The Death of Thailand's King Is Turning the Country's Fashion Industry Black

Demand for black clothing is so high, with the country's mourning ritual of wearing black to honour the late king, that brands are suffering – and street vendors are cashing in.
Dorian Geiger
11.7.16
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