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What Migrants Leave Behind

A child’s backpack abandoned on a migrant trail in the Tumacácori Mountains suffers the ravages of time. Gabriella Soto “Oh my God. …


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How to Care for the Dead

Scientists have thought about burial—the act of interring a dead body—as a distinctly human behavior. So what happened when a group of …


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Did Ancient People Die Young?

Edward the Confessor, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England, died when he was in his early 60s. This illustration depicts …


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Grief Can Make Us Wise

A candlelight vigil on February 15 honored the victims of the recent mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Jim …


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The Death of a Hungry God

[no-caption] Paul Keil One evening in August 2014, a wild elephant was accidentally killed in Gajbari village* in Assam, a state in …


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Why Do So Many People Want to Die?

[no-caption] Colin Knowles/Flickr This article was originally published at Aeon and has been republished under Creative Commons. “You said that you’re afraid of dying. …


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