Photographer Yani Clarke spent a month documenting life and death at Nepal's Pashupatinath Temple, where more than 40 bodies are incinerated every day.
Paul Koudounaris's latest book, Memento Mori, takes readers on a tour of death customs around the world. We talked to him about decorating skulls, burying bodies, and celebrating the dead in different cultures.
Fake antimalarial pills sold on the black market have helped create a drug resistant malaria strain. We look at who's selling them and the problems they're causing.
From the black death to the Spanish flu epidemic to last year's Ebola outbreak, what did people do with all those diseased corpses?
Chance the Rapper stars in this short film about a depressed man who buys his death on a website called MrHappy.com.
Traditional burial is an unnatural process that uses a lot of land, and cremation releases carbon into the atmosphere—Katrina Spade thinks there's a better way to deal with dead bodies.
Death masks are the final portrait: a literal mold of a person's face in the moments after they've died.
Did the 1986 version of Transformers desensitize me toward death?
We talked to her about her process, the weirdest cakes she's ever made, and how she feels when she gets accused of "inciting cannibalism."
In today's outrage culture, it's hard to believe that the Italian cannibal-rape films of the 1970s ever received theatrical releases.
In a world where photos of corpses can circulate around the internet and cause distress to grieving families, does it make sense to formally ban anyone taking pictures of dead bodies?
That it took me until I turned 27 to recognize my own mortality is ironic, considering that I was diagnosed with a never-before-seen combination of two strains of leukemia when I was 15.
The sticking point, of course, is what constitutes a justifiable reason to kill yourself—or have a doctor do so for you.
It's usually a tedious, cobwebby metaphor for failure—but some of today's video games have wonderfully inventive approaches to "death."
Hundreds of thousands of bodies lie under the ground in Hart Island, but despite the efforts of activists, it remains difficult for families to find out if their relatives are buried there.
Since I was seven years old, my life has been governed by a phobia of getting sick.
The deaths of two kids over an unpaid bill highlights the horrible state of fire prevention on Canada's reserves.
While Sydney's supervised injecting room has been a widely accepted success, the Victorian government still opposes a facility in Melbourne.
Facebook announced today that users will now be able to designate someone to manage their pages after they go on to that great social network in the sky.
Chloe Caldwell recalls her last days with slam poetry legend Maggie Estep, who passed away at age 50 one year ago today.
An interview with Aleksandrija Ajdukovic.
We asked eight people who work in the funeral and death industries about how their jobs affect their love lives.
The welcome streak comes after weeks of tension between the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
"When you come home, it's like you've been to the moon because there's no point in telling anybody. They don't understand."