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Data Visualisation Predicts When You're Going To Die

It’s a morbid question but one that we humans tend to obsess over: When am I going to die? Only a highly trained Seer can give you a firm answer, but if you want cold hard statistics, we Muggles have that bit covered.

Scientists Have Isolated The Human Stench Of Death

Discretely disposing of the bodies of your enemies could be about to get slightly trickier, as scientists reckon they might have managed to identify the so-called “smell of death”.

Meanwhile In The Future: When Antiobiotics Stop Working

This week’s episode of Meanwhile in the Future gets very scary, very quickly. And we’re not going all that far into the future, either. We’re already starting to see the beginnings of an age without antibiotics. So what does a world without these drugs look like? Listen to find out.

What Gives A Decaying Body Its Distinctive Odour?

Dead bodies give off a distinctive, sickly-sweet odour that’s immediately recognisable and hard to forget. The smell of death can consist of more than 400 volatile organic compounds in a complex mixture. These compounds are produced by the actions of bacteria, which break down the tissues in the body into gases and salts.

This Is What Happens To Your Body After You Die

Most of us would rather not think about what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways, writes Moheb Costandi.

What Is Liquid Cremation And Why Is It Illegal?

Excuse the bluntness, but once we shuffle off this mortal coil, our bodies are nothing but bags of live bacteria and dead cells. We can attempt to slow our decay (embalming), or we can preempt it with a destructive blaze (cremation). We can also dissolve our bodies with lye, using an increasingly popular procedure called alkaline hydrolysis.

How To Leave All Your Accounts To Someone Else When You Die

Here’s a sobering thought: You’re not going to be around forever. So who gets all those emails, photos and rocking tunes you’ve been amassing over the course of your life? Here’s how to prepare pass on your digital estate to your next of kin on all the major platforms before you shuffle off this mortal coil.

How Do You Tell Someone That They're Dying?

How do you tell someone that they’re seriously ill, or even dying? Chrissie Giles explores how doctors learn and how they deal with the stress and trauma, for both their patients and themselves.

Short Film: The Grim Reaper Can Be Bad At His Job Too

I like this cute short film from animation studio Simpals called ‘Dji. Death fails’ because it shows how the Grim Reaper can be bad at his job too. Death, he’s just like us! The Grim Reaper thinks he has easy pickings when a driver careens off the road, but ends with death escaping, well, death.

All 212,470 On-Screen Deaths In The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy In One Video

Video: It’s been over a decade since the Lord of the Rings trilogy wrapped up and we’re still totalling the body count. After all those sweeping battles and that epically long journey, Digg Video tallied up the death toll and it’s an insane 212,470. I guess those movies were pretty long, right?

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