The Town Where Dying Is Illegal

In one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas, permafrost prevents the dead from decomposing. To prevent disease from spreading, authorities have had to ban people from dying in the town. But this strange settlement, known as Longyearbyen, could prove useful to scientists. Its graveyard contains the remains of a number of victims of the deadly Spanish […]

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