Little thought has been accorded to the way in which political and bureaucratic actors prioritise certain lives over others in their (non) decision-making.
More than 16 million people lost their lives in world war one. Over a century later, we are still asking – for what?
Several companies are trying to develop life extension methods that could enable some people to live far longer. There are some ethical dilemmas.
An analysis of obituaries for Islamic State and Australian soldiers shows some alarming similarities, not the least of which is the idea that their deaths should be given meaning by further conflict.
The story highlights complex barriers to support after a sudden death or suicide.
In remote Northern Territory, most Aboriginal people have been buried in unmarked graves. Archaelogists are carrying out painstaking detective work to help communities find their loved ones' remains.
Why it's okay to use social media to mourn.
Everyone dies, so why are so many people still afraid to talk about it?
Different cultural groups respond with numerous, often conflicting, answers to questions about life after death. An expert explains the Christian idea of heaven.
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.