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China is running out of space to bury its dead

WAILING cries and impassioned tears met bulldozers and angry officials in the Chinese province of Jiangxi as a campaign to phase out burials found a very real face. Aiming to reduce the space needed for graveyards and to discourage people from spending excessive amounts on ornate coffins, the Jiangxi has …

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 …