For many reasons, parents and teachers may fail to intervene when they spot LGBTQ teens in trouble. Can Google help?

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Ten residents slipped away from their retirement community one Sunday afternoon for a covert meeting in a grocery store cafe. They aimed to answer a taboo question: When they feel they have lived long enough, how can they carry out their own swift and peaceful death?

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Until the day he died, in 2011, Robert Ettinger hoped humanity would figure out a way to cheat death. Today, his body is stored in a cryonic vessel filled with liquid nitrogen and frozen to –196 degrees Celsius

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For each adult saved by this machine — dubbed ECMO, for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation — another adult hooked up to the equipment dies in the hospital. For those patients, the intervention is a very expensive, labor-intensive and unsuccessful effort to cheat death

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Some drug users say that as long as the lifesaving drug is around, they don’t worry as much about dying

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After eight heart attacks, a young wife and mother with an uncommon condition curates her legacy while decorating a new home

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It’s tempting to put these all-important conversations off but the consequences can be dire

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Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more about what controls our genes, and could eventually help us find a way to slow ageing – or stop it altogether

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