Death and Dying

These are the definitions for death listed at TheFreeDictionary, aggregated by Farlex, Inc. Farlex, Inc. provides free definitions online for almost everything. The following text is a list of definitions of death, which are relevant to my main question (What is Death?). The differences in definitions was helpful in qualifying when death occurs, and what it…

Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

Lulu Miller is the co-host of NPR’s show Invisibilia. Her stories are about people who push the boundaries of human adaptation, like “bat man,” the blind man who uses echolocation to “see” where he is going, as well as Martin Pistorious, who was conscious in a coma for over a decade. Martin Pistorious became very…

Declared Legally Dead, as He Sat Before the Judge.

John Schwartz is a New York Times science writer. He focuses on infrastructure, but used to write primarily about space. He was also once the paper’s legal correspondent. He has covered cases on child pornography, rare gold coins, defendant’s tattoos, false confessions, and now, arguing with a man about whether or not he is dead….

The Man Who Tried to Weigh the Soul

 Ben Thomas has been writing for Discover Magazine for 3 years, — since September of 2013. He has also written at The Huffington Post, as well as for Forbes. Mr. Thomas is an author, researcher, inventor and journalist. This essay is an informative piece, as well as mildly philosophical towards the end. Ben gives a…

How does cancer actually kill a person ?

 The University of California, Santa Barbra runs a website called UCSB Scienceline, where anyone can ask a scientific question and have it answered by an expert. They catalog these answers for public benefit. It is a resource for general knowledge, as well as for specific answers. I, like the person who posed the question, was curious how…

Hypoxia – Four of spades

The four of spades video was filmed during an Air Force altitude chamber training exercise.  One subject, #14, started showing Hypoxia symptoms. It is a textbook example of Hypoxia and is used widely to convey the dangers of Hypoxia. Several subjects are inside the testing chamber, and one subject, #14, does not have his oxygen mask…

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