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The Nuance

New research may shake up science’s understanding of the brain and consciousness

Illustration by Kieran Blakey for Elemental


A hospice social worker’s advice on how to process

A woman mourns at a memorial service for a family member who died after contracting Covid-19 in Seat Pleasant, Maryland on April 13, 2020. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images


A loving doctor, husband, father, and grandfather was lost. I won’t let his death be in vain.


Photography: Kirsten Luce

Why you should get an autopsy if it’s the last thing you do


Covid-19 restrictions make grieving more difficult. Here are expert-backed tips for supporting people through the death of a loved one

Illustration: Jo Zixuan Zhou


We’ve reached a grim coronavirus milestone

A photo of an ambulance in front of a hospital entrance.
A photo of an ambulance in front of a hospital entrance.
Photo: Terry Vine/Getty Images


Despite everything we do, we have lost so many battles with Covid-19

Photo: Jonathan Knowles/Getty Images


Data and new research reveal all age groups are at risk, from children to middle age and beyond

A photo of a patient holding a nurse’s gloved hand.
A photo of a patient holding a nurse’s gloved hand.
Photo: sasirin pamai/Getty Images


Despite a new understanding of the largely preventable disease, deaths from the ‘silent killer’ are steadily climbing

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How do you tell your little ones that you’ve been given a year to live?

Credit: AleksandarNakic/E+/Getty

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