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Why this French hospital serves dying patients wine and caviar
At Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, end-of-life care is filled with tasty indulgences. And brain research is confirming why that makes for a good ending.
What the recording of a dying human brain could tell us
First-of-its-kind data may hint at life flashing before a man's eyes.
Stress can literally kill you. Here’s how.
Tough times can take a real toll on your body.
Composting a human body, explained
Composting dead bodies may have once been taboo—but it's a real option for eco-conscious burials.
These centuries-old tombs in Sudan are arranged in galaxy-like clusters
Both landscape and social dynamics influence where people were laid to rest.
It may be time for museums to return Egyptian mummies to their coffins
Experts are digging into the ethics of turning thousands-year-old corpses into attractions.
The Buddhist practice of planting trees in human ashes is saving space across the planet
More and more Japanese families are favoring "tree burials" over tomb sites.
These are the most common allergies (and the deadliest)
Seasonal allergies always hit hard, but you might be surprised by what kills people.
Ask Us Anything: What happens to your body when you die in space?
And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
COVID-19 was the third leading killer in the US for 2020
COVID-19 death rates were highest among people of color and people 85 and older.