Beloved neuroscientist faces death head-on
Oliver Sacks has spent his life understanding neurological disorders, and as he faces death he talks of having a deeper grasp of living. Can we all experience this level of clarity?
Pomp and circumstance for Thatcher funeral
London’s streets fall silent today for the long procession, religious service and eulogies for Margaret Thatcher. Why do we mark the death of some individuals with such ceremony?
Researchers book appointment with death
Scientists say a new blood test can determine how long a life we can expect if we die by natural causes. Do we want to be told when to expect the Grim Reaper?