Simon Davis

The Real: X-Files

We Talked to a Woman Who Helps People Deal with Being Abducted By Aliens

Kathleen Marden is the director of experiencer research at the Mutual UFO Network, where she works on behalf of people who have had extraterrestrial experiences.
Simon Davis
6.13.18
LGBTQ

The Growing Movement to Memorialize Queerness After Death

LGBTQ representation is increasing in both cemeteries and obituaries.
Simon Davis
7.6.17
Post Mortem

How Social Media Changed Celebrity Deaths in 2016

There weren't necessarily more celebrity deaths, just more collective mourning on the internet.
Simon Davis
1.7.17
Post Mortem

What Happens if You Vote and Die Before Election Day?

Let's say you send in an absentee ballot and then you drop dead. Does your vote still count?
Simon Davis
11.2.16
Post Mortem

Burglars Want to Rob You When Your Mom Dies

If you're at her funeral, then a burglar can be pretty sure you won't be home.
Simon Davis
10.1.16
Post Mortem

How Living People Are Wrongfully Pronounced Dead

Each year, about 1,000 living people are erroneously added to the Death Master File, a database of every American who has died since 1936.
Simon Davis
9.1.16
Post Mortem

Every Human Skull Is a Beautiful Snowflake

A new exhibit at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia explores the beauty and individuality of human skulls.
Simon Davis
8.25.16
Post Mortem

A Handy Guide to Faking Your Own Death

In most cases, it's a really, really bad idea.
Simon Davis
8.9.16
Food

Why the Future of Food Is Bugs

A new documentary hopes to convince you that eating insects can be delicious and nutritious.
Simon Davis
6.10.16
Stuff

We Asked a Law Professor Whether the Government Could Really Ban Rough Sex

A complicated case concerning a BDSM relationship between college students ended with a judge saying that kinky sex is not protected by the Constitution. Is the government about to come for your whips?
Simon Davis
3.17.16
Post Mortem

Tattoos, Diseases, and Skin Pickings: A Museum Explores the Importance of Skin

The exhibit includes wax models of grotesque skin diseases, strips of preserved tattooed skin, and an entire jar of skin pickings.
Simon Davis
2.19.16
Post Mortem

How to Freeze Your Brain and Live Forever (Maybe)

Companies have refined cryonics technology to better preserve peoples' brains after death. But so far, no one knows how to turn a cryogenically frozen​ brain back into a living person.
Simon Davis
1.29.16
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