“Nailah didn’t understand how Jahi could be dead when her skin was still warm and soft and she occasionally moved her arms, ankles, and hips.”Read Full Article
Holiday Heart

The condition was first reported in the early 1970s, though it likely dates back to the invention of the wine goblet, approximately 12,000 years ago.Read Full Article

Do elephants have the power to vote?Read Full Article

Yes, there was an election the other day—though of course you already knew that. Because we live in a time when even races for county commissioner and school board can become mud-slinging, dark money-funded death matches whose results are calculated in real time, hashed out live by drooling analyst armies on the news then devoured on social media. Of course, paying close attention to politics is vital to the democracy, and great for TV ads, but there is one spot on the ballot that often goes unnoticed: coroner.Read Full Article

We're used to seeing and hearing about death in video games. The way it usually works is whoever is dead is killed in some kind of combat. The new game, "A Mortician's Tale," is something entirely different. This game isn't about killing. Instead, it's about death and what happens next. We're not talking about the afterlife; we're talking about the steps that are undertaken (pun intended) to handle the body -- from embalming to burial or cremation. Read Full Article

Students at Baylor University in Waco, Texas can now take a course that explores the topic of death and dying. The for-credit class is offered through the college of sociology.  Every day you are one day closer to death. One of the most sought after questions that humans have tried to answer is “what is next—what happens when you die?”For students in Dr. Kathryn Mueller’s SOC 4310: Death and Dying course, students study the process of death and its implications on society. Scholars and academics have studied the dying process for years and now Baylor students can study the process of death and grieving and how it affects our society.  Read the full story College course that explore the topic are not entirely new. Kean University in New Jersey, for example, began offering a death-related course in 2014. The class, taught by  Dr. Norma Bowe was extremely popular. It's not clear if the the course is still offered.How would you feel about taking a class like this? Read Full Article

The news was devastating, and it came in dribs and drabs. First there were three dead. Then five. Then seven. The tally now rests at eight.Read Full Article
Hurricane Harvey lonely death

Hurricane Harvey is responsible for killing at least 47 people in Texas. According to a story last week in the New York Times, at least several of these people died alone.Read Full Article

The heat is on.Read Full Article

  Step aside Juan Ponce de León, the long-sought secret to longevity may not be a mysterious Florida spring, but a Chinese cave.Read Full Article
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