We use euphemisms about death and dying to soften the blow of the real words, or because we feel awkward being direct. But this can lead to misunderstanding and confusion.
The health of our pensions can ebb and flow with mortality rates, and the latest data has delivered a shock.
More bloodshed lies ahead – but few are taking any notice.
Chuck Berry has died age 90, rightly remembered as the legend who shaped rock and roll. But his misdeeds can't be ignored in the rush to glorify an icon.
The Oscar-nominated film is pure Hollywood hokum and a lost opportunity.
Australia's snakes, spiders and other venomous critters tend to strike fear in many people. But is Australia's reputation as a nation of deadly creatures deserved?
An Australian virtual reality work premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this week takes the viewer on a wild ride through space.
Searching for a sensitive route to the practical aftermath of tragedy.
Amid the tribute concerts and outpourings of sadness on the anniversary of Bowie's death, we should be wary of mythologising him.
Thankfully, defleshing bones has fallen out of fashion.
Nanotechnology may one day help make cryonics possible.
The science of reanimating the dead from deep freeze is one thing. But even if possible, it poses serious social and legal questions.
When Facebook accidentally listed millions of users as "dead" in an embarrassing glitch it was a reminder that everyone needs to plan for their own digital death.
There's a problematic bias in the way that assisted suicide is portrayed in the media.
It's uncertain whether we'll ever be able to bring cryogenically frozen people back to life. Should we even try?
Proponents of assisted suicide, such as emeritus archbishop Desmond Tutu, argue that as people have the right to live with dignity, they also have the right to die with dignity.
In 1997, Joe Cinque was killed by his girlfriend Anu Singh. A new film about his death is riveting Australian cinema, with a heightened sense of tension and implicit violence throughout.
The lack of suicide training provided in nursing programmes can leave nurses feeling like there is a risk of further harm to the patient.
Sugar and saturated fat aren't 'evil' and kale and avocado aren't 'good'.
A failure to innovate could mean the death of the traditional industry.