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‘Ode to Joy’: 104-year-old sings cheerily on eve of suicide

Philip Nitschke, founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, 104-year-old Australian scientist David Goodall and lawyer Moritz Gall, from left, attenda press conference a day before Goodall’s assisted suicide in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP) BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian …

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

“Our consciousness, it seems, does not become annihilated just because we’ve crossed the threshold of death; it appears to keep functioning and not dissipate.” Clinically, we understand death to mean the state that takes hold after our hearts stop beating. Blood circulation comes to a halt, we don’t breathe, our brains shut down—and that’s …