It's human nature to try to insulate yourself from the unpleasant realization that death comes for all of us eventually.
Graveyards were important locations in Victorian life.
From burial sites targeted by grave robbers to disposing of ashes at sea, the job of disposing of the unclaimed dead has a rich history. Sadly, it still goes on today and is on the rise.
It's time to talk to your loved ones about what care and treatment you'd want if you face death from COVID-19.
Facing loss alone is a terrible predicament. But help is available.
Whether we miss them, feel guilty about not having appreciated them more or struggle to forgive them, remembering our parents can hurt. Here's how to move on.
My research as a professor of death studies shows how facing up to our own mortality can offer the opportunity to rediscover some positive truths about life.
A lot of numbers are being tossed around about COVID-19 and what to expect in the future. They're being used to make critical public health decisions, but they aren't as simple as they appear.
An expert on forensic science explains the critical role of coroners and pathologists in the COVID-19 crisis, as many cities struggle to manage the soaring number of dead bodies.
Too may countries are drastically unprepared for the coming weeks and months.
Funerals, as we know them, will regrettably but necessarily be another of our social rituals that must radically alter in the short-term.
Funeral homes, crematoria and morgues face many challenges in the months ahead as the coronavirus death toll rises.
In the eight weeks before the first person with COVID-19 died in the UK mortality rates had been mercifully low.
A first-century B.C. Roman poet and philosopher, Lucretius was worried that our fear of death could lead to irrational beliefs and actions that could harm society.
How we experience the moment of death may be influenced by a cocktail of brain chemicals and the manner in which our brains shut down.
Public figures, authors, artists and journalists have long written about their experience of dying. But why do they do it? And what do we gain?
How two ambitious men put their own interests ahead of the great writer and his family in an act of institutionally-sanctioned bodysnatching.
A social psychologist explains how you can be so deeply affected by the death of someone you've never met.
There's logic in burying carcasses as they can harbour nasty diseases, but they also help landscapes recover from fire.
Composting burial could revolutionise bodily disposal in Australia. The need for a sustainable and affordable alternative to traditional burial practices is becoming increasingly urgent.