No Afterlife? No Problem! How to Face Oblivion Like a Pro

You are going to die. So am I. These are facts.

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You are going to die. So am I. These are facts.

The question of how to deal with the reality of death is one as old as mankind. Billions of people, living and dead, have put their hopes on an afterlife. The promise of Heaven, Valhalla, Elysium, reincarnation, or even a decent hell makes death but an inconvenience.

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What Don’t We Get About Matter and Antimatter? We Shouldn’t Be Here.

Scientists work out methods for finding the difference between the magnetic moments of protons and antiprotons and see that they’re the same.

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Why are we here, anyway? No, not in the what’s-the-meaning-of-it-all sense, but why haven’t matter and antimatter completely obliterated each other, the universe and us? In nature, two identical things that are 180° out of phase with each other — as matter and antimatter seem to be — cancel each other out. So, um, why are we here?

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