Let's say you send in an absentee ballot and then you drop dead. Does your vote still count?
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.
A new exhibit at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia explores the beauty and individuality of human skulls.
In most cases, it's a really, really bad idea.
If jellyfish can do it, why can't humans?
Arthur Rathburn is accused of hacking up bodies with chainsaws and selling diseased body parts to medical conferences—just one example of the shady ongoings in the cadaver dealing industry.
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.
Families tend to fight over inheritance and end-of-life decisions, but those squabbles get way weirder when you throw an extra boyfriend or girlfriend into the mix.
"Antihumanist" activist Chris Korda spent the 90s campaigning for the extinction of humanity. We asked her why she hates people so much.
Just because you're slowly dying of a terminal illness doesn't mean you're not thinking about sex.
This spring, Shaynna Sims was arrested for "unauthorised dissection" and later charged with stealing the dead woman's shoes.
After contracting Legionnaires' disease, Stephanie Savage fell into a coma for six weeks. She dreamed about polar bears, ice cream, and scenes from science fiction movies.