It was once said that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. While the tax office will still get their cut, the grim reaper’s job is looking less secure.
The life expectancy of Australians has grown by 10 years since the 1970s and some believe the first person to live to 1000 has already been born, but how will this be achieved?
The Australian Academy of Science, supported by STA, is touring the country talking about Life and Death, with DEATH in Hobart, SEX in Melbourne, MURDER in Brisbane, LIFE in Perth and IMMORTALITY in Adelaide.
While modern society embraces and celebrates new life and various milestones, the topic of death has become taboo. This series of special events explores life, and looks at how death affects us from the moment we start living: how we come into existence (and how this could change in the future), prevent and create life, prolong the inevitable, and find unconventional ways to die. The Science of Life & Death will push us to the edge of our comfort levels, starting a national conversation about life, death and beyond.