Watch What Happens When Scavengers Find a Several-Ton Carcass loading...
Watch What Happens When Scavengers Find a Several-Ton Carcass
Huge animals play outsized roles in their ecosystems—even in death.
This Museum Tries to Make Death Seem Less Frightening loading...
This Museum Tries to Make Death Seem Less Frightening
One block off Bourbon Street sits a shrine to the violent and macabre—but its purpose is to educate, not disgust.
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These People Believe Death Is Only Temporary
Transhumanists believe in a future of human immortality. A community in Russia is working to make it happen.
Maybe Rats Aren't To Blame For The Black Death loading...
Maybe Rats Aren't To Blame For The Black Death
A provocative new study suggests that medieval plagues spread via fleas and lice on people.
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An Ethereal Forest Where Japanese Commit Suicide
Photographer Tomasz Lazar asks us to envision the final walk of those who have died in Aokigahara forest—as well as the spirits that remain.
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First-Ever Video May Show Pig-Like Animals Mourning Their Dead
An eight-year-old's backyard videos have revealed how collared peccaries cope with the loss of a herd member.
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Pictures Reveal Iran And Iraq Earthquake, The Deadliest Of 2017
The tremor has killed at least 402 people and has devastated local communities.
Burn, Mummify, Compost—Different Ways to Treat the Dead loading...
Burn, Mummify, Compost—Different Ways to Treat the Dead
A mortician travels the world in search of a 'good death.'
Here's What We Know About Fiery Oil Rig Explosion loading...
Here's What We Know About Fiery Oil Rig Explosion
The rig, located in one of Louisiana's most important freshwater ecosystems, was engulfed by flames.
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How 'Talking' Corpses Were Once Used To Solve Murders
For centuries, oozing wounds were seen as proof of guilt in court—but even in death, women’s testimony was considered less credible than men’s.
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In this ground-breaking documentary, a class of morticians learn the techniques used to make death as beautiful as life.

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