Atheism Terrifies People Because It Makes Us Think About Death
Studies have found that considering atheism leads many to thoughts of death – even when those people are atheists themselves.
Burying the Dead in Alaska Is More Complicated Than You'd Think
Death in Alaska is complicated, but this guy seems to have it figured out.
Photographs of the Weird and Beautiful Ways the Dead Are Memorialised Around the World
We talked to Paul Koudounaris about decorating skulls, burying bodies, and "Memento Mori," his latest book.
How Bodies Were Buried During History's Worst Epidemics
From the black death to the Spanish flu epidemic to last year's Ebola outbreak, what did people do with all those diseased corpses?
The Art and Science of Making Dead People Look Alive Again
We talked to Daniella Marcantoni, a licensed embalmer and makeup artist for the deceased, about how she works to make corpses look a little less lifeless.
Cry-Baby of the Week: The Guy from Blink 182 Said Streaming Music Is Like Killing Elephants
Also this week: A church refused to bury a woman who had been attending their services for over 50 years because she hadn't given them enough money in the last years of her life.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
This Is What Life Is Like for Liberians Dealing with the Ebola Outbreak
I spoke to human rights activist and Monrovia resident Segbe Nyanfor about how the virus has affected day-to-day life for him and his family.
Having a Tibetan Sky Burial Means Birds Will Slowly Eat Your Corpse
Tibetan Buddhists have been performing sky burials for centuries, and it's one of the most economical – but also totally gory – funeral practices in the world.
How to Avoid Being an Exploding Corpse After You Die
Some funeral directors are turning bodies into rivers of sludge and raking in the profits.
These Custom French Tombstones Make Dying Fun
Make sure you die in style.
Stephanie Mercier Voyer
People Are Now Crowdfunding Their Funerals Online
Online fundraising for a guaranteed revenue source.
Filibustin' with Willie D - Bury Me Drama Free
I have witnessed relatives at funerals duke it out over everything from inheritances to the colour of the casket.