The humble death certificate is an underappreciated document, a forensic pathologist says
Social media made us love—and mourn—a space robot
Is it really possible to close a chapter and move on?
Mixing ordinary odors to create death’s perfume
Three physicians discuss advances in modern medicine urging us to redefine death
Study suggests that self-sacrifice may have allowed for larger social interactions
Our staff writers bring you their favorite links from the week.