When someone dies, what happens to the body?

A funeral director explains how the bodies of the deceased are prepared for burial or cremation in the United States.

Mark Evely, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Mortuary Science, Wayne State University • conversation
Sept. 15, 2020 ~8 min

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The Sun: study shows it's less active than sibling stars – here's what that could mean

Has the Sun entered a stage of old age?

Andrew Norton, Professor of Astrophysics Education, The Open University • conversation
April 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Overloaded morgues, mass graves and infectious remains: How forensic pathologists handle the coronavirus dead

An expert on forensic science explains the critical role of coroners and pathologists in the COVID-19 crisis, as many cities struggle to manage the soaring number of dead bodies.

Ahmad Samarji, Associate Professor of Forensic Science Education & STEM Education and the Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Phoenicia University • conversation
April 8, 2020 ~10 min

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