death



In the spirit of Halloween

The history of Halloween has been linked to ancient Celtic origins, when people would ward off ghosts with costumes and bonfires. Once designated as a…


Death on the syllabus

Most students at the University of Manitoba wouldn’t consider death to be part of their curriculum. But for medical students, death is just that. In…


A guide to modern-day embalming

Death can be a very ugly thing. With dying comes decomposition, germs, and general grossness. So if you’ve ever seen a serene-looking dead person (or…


Physician-assisted suicide

Physician-assisted suicide is a sensitive and polarizing topic among Canadians. For some, the choice to die with the assistance of a physician in the face…



Zoological investigations

I hereby nominate the African crested rat, Lophiomys imhausi, for entry into the Most Badass Mammals in the World Hall of Fame. Here’s why: when…


Interview with a smoker

Having worked in a small town grocery store this past summer I learned that the average cash out for tobacco products was $1,000 a day,…


Death Defying feats

Earlier this month, a Russian man collapsed dead while competing in the Sauna World Championships in Heinola, Finland. An elderly Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy was competing against…