Even the most unorthodox posthumous plans have their own historical, spiritual, and scientific significance.
Some of these trends may be due, in part, to the lockdown.
Biomedical science assumes that people want to live as long as possible. They don't.
Being mortal makes life so much sweeter.
The experience of life flashing before one's eyes has been reported for well over a century, but where's the science behind it?
How do archaeologists know if someone was buried intentionally tens of thousands of years ago?
Global inequality takes many forms, including who has lost the most children
Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago find that death triggers increased activity in certain brain cells.
As patients approached death, many had dreams and visions of deceased loved ones.
Dr. Katie Mack explains what dark energy is and two ways it could one day destroy the universe.
While most of these deaths are driven by external factors, interventions can still help prevent them.
The rites we give to the dead help us understand what it takes to go on living.
All the fun of opening up a mummy, without the fear of unleashing a plague.
Tea and coffee have known health benefits, but now we know they can work together.
From cryonics to time travel, here are some of the (highly speculative) methods that might someday be used to bring people back to life.
By projecting lifetime risk, an alarming new medical study centers the human lives that will be lost due to gun violence and drug addiction in the United States.
A man's skeleton, found facedown with his hands bound, was unearthed near an ancient ceremonial circle during a high speed rail excavation project.
These Jurassic predators resorted to cannibalism when hit with hard times, according to a deliciously rare discovery.
As a doctor, I am reminded every day of the fragility of the human body, how closely mortality lurks just around the corner.
Being stuck at home is not as intense as being away from Earth, but there are ways to cope in either scenario.
Preventable deaths for all five leading mortality causes are "consistently higher" in rural communities.