Are Futurists Just Scared of Death?

Perhaps it’s the turning of the seasons, but something strange is in the air. A growing number of prominent academics appear to be convinced that ...

Oliver Sacks on learning he will die.

Oliver Sacks is a physician, best-selling author, and professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. The British-born physician, scientist, and author has amassed ...

Enter the Land of Floating Tombs

The hurricane was not a major one but the sea still punched through a levee in tiny Braithwaite, 15 miles south of New Orleans and ...

How a broken heart can kill the elderly.

The medical community has known for a long time that a condition called a condition called takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or broken heart syndrome exists.