Learn more about the science and superstitions about death with these articles and stories from All That Is Interesting!
10 Famous Funerals Even More Extravagant Than Fidel Castro’s
Only some of recent history's most famous figures could get send-offs like these.
Texas Managed To Go Six Months Without Executing Anyone
It's the longest Texas has gone without killing anyone since 2008.
5 Funeral Customs That Defy The World’s Most Sacred Taboos
The way we treat the dead says a lot about our values, and as you might anticipate those values are diverse.
Your World This Week, Apr. 24 – 30
And what's killing Americans more than people in other developed nations.
The 10 Most Horrific Methods Of Execution Throughout History
In the Middle Ages, it wasn't enough to simply kill people. It had to be brutal.
Inventing The Undead: How The Definition Of Death Has Changed Over Time
How we've created corpses with beating hearts and invented the undead.
What We Love This Week: The Incredible Last Words Of Famous Historical Figures
Plus: Bone-chilling vintage halloween masks for kids, the world's most bizarre death rituals, the last words of famous historical figures, and what's actually inside some of your favorite foods.
Five Interesting (If Not Brutal) Death Rituals Around The World
Humanity's relationship with death is as storied as it is bizarre. These weird death rituals prove it.
Video Of The Day: This Is How A Human Body Decomposes
The Freeman Ranch in San Marcos , Texas is home to fields of dead human bodies. Here's why.
Haunting Photos Of People Just Before They Died
Somewhere in the back of our minds, we all know we're going to die. But what does it look like just before it happens?