Excavations on the site of Rome's greatest natural disaster can tell us a lot about attitudes to death.
Official reports state that just 64 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The latest estimates put the real number at 4,645. How did the count go so wrong?
There's a disturbing disconnect between the polite etiquette of arms fairs and the hell that their products create.
When it comes to death, children's imagination can sometimes be scarier than reality.
Protesters have urged a boycott of Sydney's current Real Bodies exhibition, over claims that it could display remains of executed Chinese political prisoners.
From genes to wounds, science is making it easier to establish the order of events in criminal cases.
The meaning of hell might have changed over the centuries, but for devout Christians it remains a core part of their faith.
Philanthropists give for many different reasons, but bequests could decline by about $7 billion a year.
It seems many Australians are over-insuring when it comes to funerals.
Mothers are dying prematurely after their children are taken into foster care.
We can either take advantage of advances in technology to enhance human beings (never to go back), or we can legislate to prevent this from happening.
We may think of _Harry Potter_ as escapist delight, but J.K. Rowling’s books also contain an extended theme that has more in common with _King Lear_ than most English professors might care to admit.
What happens to your Facebook account, your iTunes purchases and your email messages when you die?
Far from being lonely, some people prefer being left to die in peace.
Dostadning is the new pre-death decluttering trend, here's what you need to know.
Life expectancy has fallen for the second time in two years. That's not supposed to happen in a rich country like the US.
The ritual might seem strange, but a sociologist spent eight years studying it – and found that there really is a therapeutic benefit.
Under Jewish law the preservation of human life is a cardinal commandment: both suicide and self-endangerment are forbidden.
Excruciating pain at the end of life is extremely rare. The evidence shows pain and other symptoms, such as fatigue, insomnia and breathing issues, actually improve as people move closer to death.
A surprising case in Queensland, Australia is changing the way we think about what can be used an official document after your death.