Trump Attacks Rigorous Science By Denying Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll

The researchers found that nearly 3,000 people had died during and following the hurricane who wouldn’t have otherwise died
Kaleigh Rogers
overview effect

Families Tell Us Why They Decided to ‘Bury’ a Loved One in Space

Celestis is the first and only private company to have successfully launched a memorial spaceflight.
Frank White
autonomous cars

Uber Self-Driving Car Kills Arizona Woman, the First Pedestrian Death By Autonomous Car

The death of an Arizona woman hit by an Uber self-driving car marks the first pedestrian fatality by an autonomous vehicle.
Sarah Emerson
conspiracy theories

Mass Shootings Attract Conspiracy Theories Because the Reality Is Too Bleak to Accept

Conspiracy theories are really just another way of trying to make sense of the world.
Kaleigh Rogers
Away Messages

DMs From Beyond the Grave Are Changing How We Grieve

“When you experience those feelings and memories, it’s a little bit like losing someone all over again.”
Michael Waters

Future Funerals: How Death Is Slowly Being Disrupted

How could innovative ideas improve funerals and final resting places? It’s a question not being asked enough.
Ernie Smith
Wake Me Up

A Brief History of Skeleton Memes

From the spooky skilenton to 'Doot,' these are the Halloween-themed memes you need.
Roisin Kiberd
outer limits

Hong Kong Has No Space Left for the Dead

"Where will the bodies go?"
Justin Heifetz​​

New Chatbots Will Help People Accept Death

“Hi, what comes after all this?”
Jordan Pearson
Born To Die

We Are Programmed to Die Early, and That’s a Good Thing

Complex systems theorists have created a model that overturns longstanding assumptions about the relationship between death and natural selection.
Daniel Oberhaus
the sweet hereafter

Grow a Tree from Human Remains With This Internet Connected Urn

The ultimate IOT urn for the environmentally conscious city dweller.
Anna Sterling
the horror

Watch a Furby Get the Gruesome Death It Deserves

The hydraulic press finds its best victim yet.
Samantha Cole