From Slate, why are you not dead yet? A special series on the science of longevity by Laura Helmuth. Are we really getting sicker as we age? Even though we’re living longer than ever, the prevalence of major diseases among the elderly has held relatively steady. In labs around the world, researchers are trying to reverse aging — does the latest research suggest breakthroughs? Anti-death behavior: Philosopher and author of Immortality Stephen Cave talks with Susie Neilson about elixirs of life, the fallacy of the singularity, and why we should all get up early to meditate on our inevitable demise. Want to live indefinitely? Try cryonic freezing (and part 2). From Cryonics, an interview with Aubrey de Grey. Aschwin de Wolf on marketing cryonics and on being born too early. Fear of immortality: Americans don’t want to extend their declining years — but what if you could stay young? Adam Leith Gollner on his book The Book of Immortality, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever (and more and more). Could 8-year-old Gabby Williams be the key to immortality? Max Rivlin-Nadler wonders. Franco Cortese on Immanuel Kant and why morality necessitates immortality, and on three specters of immortality. Dilbert’s Scott Adams on choosing your immortality: Someday you'll be a robot with a locket holding your last human cells. Time magazine wonders if "Google can solve death". An article on how to get the world to do something about death. Clare Davies on how death has become too sanitised — it needs raucous laughter and a little bit of living to make it real again. Death gives meaning to life? No — death is meaninglessness. No, extreme human longevity won’t destroy the planet.