Dying

Tedium

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
10.31.17
News

Something Strange Is Killing a Whole Bunch of Sea Creatures In Canada

Something weird is happening.
Jordan Pearson
12.28.16
death

Scientists Have Identified 11 Indicators of a ‘Good Death’

Admit it, you’re morbidly curious.
Sarah Emerson
3.31.16
videos

The Chemistry of Death and Dying

A pair of videos from the American Chemical Society explain.
Michael Byrne
10.31.15
All in Your Head

The Best Place on Earth to Die

In Tana Toraja, people keep their dead relatives' corpses in their homes for years.
Naomi Melati Bishop
10.27.15
death

Want to Know When You’re Gonna Die?

Watch an animated graph of your life expectancy over time.
Rachel Pick
9.24.15
Goodbye Meatbags

Has the First Person to Achieve Immortality Already Been Born?

One gerontologist thinks the odds are about 80 percent.
Theo Jolliffe
4.13.15
Science

​Men Are Better Than Women... At Dying Embarrassingly

The British Medical Journal tests the limits of “Male Idiotic Theory.”
Becky Ferreira
12.12.14
Motherboard Blog

A Tour of History's Smart Graveyards

We've always looked for ways to use our knowledge and the newest tools to rethink what cemeteries are, how they work, and to expand our very notions of life and death.
Lex Berko
11.18.13
Motherboard Blog

Dolphins Are Dying off the East Coast and No One Knows Why

Scientists are wondering if its another outbreak of the morbillivirus, which killed 740 dolphins in the late '80s.
Ben Richmond
8.9.13
Motherboard Blog

What to Do with Your Body After You Die

The enormous mausoleums of the past are out, and space burials are in.
Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant
8.1.13
Motherboard Blog

Stem Cells Are Doing Some Very Fountain of Youth-y Things At the University of Pittsburgh

As you can maybe tell from buffmouse.jpg up there, this research is still in mice, but a "new study":http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nature.com%2Fncomms%2F&ei=7iYCT7OsF-ra0QHG8N27Ag&usg...
Michael Byrne
1.3.12