Death in Science

AS THE 2020 HURRICANE SEASON ROARS ON, LET’S NOT FORGET THE STRANGE AND DEADLY STORMS OF 1780

Many Americans remember Katrina, Sandy, Andrew, Hugo, but as Hurricane Laura comes ashore we send our thoughts to first responders…

2 months ago

What’s the definition of death? A case in California has doctors baffled.

When are you dead but not really dead? The story of Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old from Oakland California who went…

3 years ago

Elephants Love Their Dead – Is That Why We Love Them?

Elephants are an issue that can cut across America’s political divide, but why? On the surface, the answer seems obvious.…

3 years ago

Hurricane Harvey “Lonely Deaths”

One of the people who died alone in Hurricane Harvey was 89 year old Agnes Stanley, a longtime volunteer for…

3 years ago

Just How Many People Will Climate Change Kill?

This year has already seen heat so hot in Phoenix, Arizona that commercial jets were unable to fly. In Tulare…

3 years ago

These monkey mothers actually carry around the corpses of their young

Imagine a new mother walking down a sunny sidewalk in a big city. She has a coffee in one hand,…

4 years ago

Playing Dead For The Next Hundred Years – Hibernation Preparation Tips

Want a way to get away? Why not do like the animals do and hibernate. Justin Nobel takes a look…

4 years ago

Who will be the first human to die on Mars?

Elon Musk wants to die on Mars and apparently there are lots of other people who want the same thing.…

4 years ago

The Lonely Death and Fantastic Reincarnation of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla died “quietly and alone in room #3327 on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker in New…

4 years ago

New York Researchers Will Light British Cemetery With Decomposing Bodies

NY researchers imagine a future where decomposing bodies light the way. The concept is one of many unique ways scientists…

5 years ago

National Wear Red Day® – Friday, February 5, 2016

When we think of heart disease we usually think of it as a man's problem. For women, the focus is…

5 years ago

Bacteria and Death-Using the Necrobiome To Help Solve Crime

Researchers believe that studying microbial successions, or the sequence in which microbial communities in a corpse proliferate over time, will…

5 years ago

Are Futurists Just Scared of Death?

A growing number of prominent academics appear to be convinced that human beings shall soon be immortal. Are these people…

5 years ago

When the Weatherman Dies: A Brief History of Weather Forecasters Killed in the Line of Duty

Last week NOAA and the US Coast Guard honored four civilian weathermen killed more than 70 years ago. On September…

5 years ago

Death by Bee: When Killer Bees Attack, From Utah to Shaanxi to Wutang

Unlike grizzlies which lazily slumber winters away inside a hibernation cave, honey bees spend the winter deep inside the hive,…

6 years ago