When a man was killed in Malibu Creek State Park last summer while camping with his two young daughters, it sent the placid Southern California community into hysterics — spawning amateur sleuths, conspiracy theories and public paranoia.
For Hindus, Varanasi is one of the holiest cities in the world, and "salvation homes" have been set up across the city to house the men and women who come to live — and die — here.
Your head is pounding, your muscles are cramping and your heart is racing. Then you get dizzy and the vomiting starts. Heatstroke kills thousands of people every year. This is what it feels like — and how to know when you're in danger.
I was devastated when I lost my dream job as a mortician. But I found a new sense of purpose guiding pet owners through the worst days of their lives.
No official cause of death has so far been given and there is no evidence the case involved either euthanasia or assisted suicide, both of which are legal in the Netherlands subject to strict conditions.
Days before Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day were found dead in their hotel room, Miranda Schaup-Werner suddenly collapsed and died in hers.
Cremation is on the rise. Whimsical and environmentally friendly businesses are changing the final frontier.
How much does the world need to know about a deadly bear attack? That question was tested in the Yukon last year, after the horrific loss of a mother and daughter caused a destructive media storm.
In our increasingly micro-targeted age, being hit over the head with Mother's Day messaging feels like a technological flaw.
"Death doulas," dinner parties and conversation-starters all have the same goal: to help Americans emotionally embrace their own mortality.
I used to think that good things happened to good people. Then my dad was killed.
A surfeit of ugly knowledge is a feature of our age. But when information is everywhere, some things are better left buried.
And how moisturizing while grieving helped more than I could've imagined.
In my career, I have investigated many of the UK’s worst disasters. Few cases were as harrowing as the sinking of the Marchioness in 1989, which left scores dead and almost impossible to identify.
In research that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life — or something like it.
A recent report found that 259 people died between 2011 and 2017 while stepping in front of the camera in often dangerous destinations. Our writer went deep on the psychology of selfies to figure out what's behind our obsession with capturing extreme risk-taking.
Chronic, passive suicidal ideation is like living in the ocean. Let's start talking about how to tread water.
The first casualty in this seven-year-long carnival of slaughter was Waymar Royce played by actor Rob Ostlere.
"Star Trek" fans use the term "redshirt" to refer to anonymous, expendable security guards who get killed on the series to move the plot along. But is the idea that characters in red shirts are most likely to die on "Star Trek" actually backed by data?
The science around music therapy is nascent, but there's no doubt that it's already saving lives.
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