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Man Behind Crowdfunded Submarine Charged With Murder of Journalist Kim Wall Man Behind Crowdfunded Submarine Charged With Murder of Journalist Kim Wall

Peter Madsen, an eccentric inventor who gained notoriety for his DIY submarine and mini-rocket projects, has been charged with the murder of Kim Wall, a young journalist that was writing a story about him. After months of shifting stories, prosecutors believe that Madsen intentionally killed Wall and that the act was…

This Book Is All About Death, Murder, Mourning, and 'an Anatomical Christ' This Book Is All About Death, Murder, Mourning, and 'an Anatomical Christ'

“On an average day, visitors might encounter Dr. Couney’s Infant Incubators, where premature babies were kept alive by novel technology that had yet to be adopted by hospitals,” writes Joanna Ebenstein of the medical miracles once tucked away inside New York City’s most famous amusement park in her new book, Death: A…

Marvel's Death Just Claimed Responsibility for the Cubs Winning the 2016 World Series Marvel's Death Just Claimed Responsibility for the Cubs Winning the 2016 World Series

Even though Thanos has been trying his damnedest to get her attention for eons, Marvel’s abstract concept of Death’s been spending the bulk of her time lately hanging out with Ben Reilly, Spider-Man’s clone. In this week’s Scarlet Spider, Death visited Ben for a friendly chat about her involvement in the 2016 World…

You Need to Deal With Your Digital Legacy Right Now You Need to Deal With Your Digital Legacy Right Now

It used to be that when someone died, their executor would follow a standard roadmap to settle their estate: clean out the house, go through the file cabinets, and file a tax return at the end of the year. Now this wasn’t exactly easy—handling the administration after a loved one’s death can be emotionally and…

Serial Killer in Japan Stalked, Murdered Suicidal Women He Found Through Twitter Serial Killer in Japan Stalked, Murdered Suicidal Women He Found Through Twitter

In a grisly tale, The New York Times reports Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, was arrested in Zama prefecture, Japan, 30 miles outside of Tokyo, after police found nine severed heads in coolers in his apartment. Shiraishi reportedly used Twitter to find women who’d expressed suicidal thoughts over the service, murdering and…

How Mortician Caitlin Doughty Traveled the World on the Wings of Death How Mortician Caitlin Doughty Traveled the World on the Wings of Death

For most Americans, the options of what you can have done to your body after you die likely seem limited. Cremation, embalming your body and then burying it—there are variations on those themes, but the basics remain. But mortician Caitlin Doughty has spent her life trying to change how we consider death and educate…

Yellowstone Supervolcano Is Experiencing Its Longest Earthquake Swarm on Record (But Calm Down) Yellowstone Supervolcano Is Experiencing Its Longest Earthquake Swarm on Record (But Calm Down)

Do not lose sleep tonight, the world will not end as the result of some enormous supervolcano eruption in Yellowstone National Park any time soon. But there is a whole lot of other interesting stuff going on there—so maybe it’s worth losing sleep by getting excited about science. Nerd.

Legendary Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies at 91 Legendary Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, an instantly recognizable character actor whose career spanned seven decades, died of natural causes in Los Angeles today. He was 91 years old.

What It Feels Like to Die What It Feels Like to Die

Death comes for us all here on Earth at a rate of nearly 7,000 people every hour. Yet, despite its inevitability, most of us know very little about the experience. This is what happens to your body and mind as you slip away—and it’s not as frightening as you might think.

Man Behind Crowdfunded Submarine Now Says He Intentionally Sunk Ship After Journalist's Death Man Behind Crowdfunded Submarine Now Says He Intentionally Sunk Ship After Journalist's Death

On Monday, reporters were allowed to hear Peter Madsen’s version of the events that led to the death of the journalist Kim Wall aboard crowdfunded submarine, the UC3 Nautilus. At a court hearing in Copenhagen, Madsen claimed that Wall was accidentally struck on the head by a heavy hatch and he maintains that he is…

A Stuntwoman Has Died on the Set of Deadpool 2 (UPDATED) A Stuntwoman Has Died on the Set of Deadpool 2 (UPDATED)

A stuntwoman riding a motorcycle was killed Monday on the Vancouver set of Deadpool 2.

When Will Humanity Finally Die Out? When Will Humanity Finally Die Out?

Homo sapiens have been around for at least a hundred thousand years, and civilization for maybe a few thousand. These timescales are far longer than your minuscule lifespan, but given our 13 billion-year-old galaxy, they’re shorter than a cosmic heartbeat. And unlike galaxies that require a major wallop to tear apart,…

Frozen Couple Unearthed By Climate Change (and a Ski Lift Company) Frozen Couple Unearthed By Climate Change (and a Ski Lift Company)

It’s not often that you’ll hear someone thank climate change for something. But today, it seems to have offered some closure on a 75-year-old mystery. So, thanks climate change, at least for this.

What to Know About Donating Your Body to Science What to Know About Donating Your Body to Science

We’ve all heard of donating your body to science, but what does it really mean? Let’s talk about what happens when you give your body to further medical research and education. (We won’t be discussing donation of individual organs or tissues, which is covered here.)

Did Orphan Black Go Too Far With Its Latest Death?  Did Orphan Black Go Too Far With Its Latest Death? 

The second episode of Orphan Black’s final season crossed a line even I didn’t expect, killing off a fan-favorite character in a cruel, sadistic, and fairly sexist way. I’m still not sure how I feel about it, but it isn’t good.

Congressional Shooting and London Fire Trend on Twitter, Twitter Promotes #HappyDeathDay Congressional Shooting and London Fire Trend on Twitter, Twitter Promotes #HappyDeathDay

The country woke up to scary news on Wednesday. A gunman had opened fire on a Congressional baseball practice, injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others. A catastrophic fire in London had killed at least six people. And Twitter sponsored trending section had decided to promote a very unfortunate…

Guess How Many Deaths There Have Been So Far on Game of Thrones Guess How Many Deaths There Have Been So Far on Game of Thrones

On Game of Thrones, death is one of the few things (aside from winter) that the people of Westeros and beyond know that they can rely on. The impermanence of life is one of the fundamental ideas that’s shaped both George R.R. Martin’s books and HBO’s series, but, as is often the case, it can be difficult to recall…

Myrcella's 'Sweet' Death on Game of Thrones Was Originally Going to Be So Much Ickier Myrcella's 'Sweet' Death on Game of Thrones Was Originally Going to Be So Much Ickier

Myrcella Baratheon wasn’t the first non-book death we got on Game of Thrones, but it was definitely one of the most surprising— mainly because it wasn’t as gruesome as we’ve come to expect on the show. Turns out, that was on purpose, as the actor has unveiled how much worse her demise was supposed to be.

Social Media Honors Novelist Gabriel García Márquez, Who Died... In 2014 Social Media Honors Novelist Gabriel García Márquez, Who Died... In 2014

Have you seen all the heartfelt remembrances of Gabriel García Márquez, best known for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude? Yes, García Márquez is dead. But for some reason a lot of people on social media think he died sometime in the past week. The Colombian author died in 2014.

Here Are the Ways Large Asteroids Can Kill You, Ranked Here Are the Ways Large Asteroids Can Kill You, Ranked

Large asteroids definitely present one of the most colorful and chaotic possible apocalypses. Such an impact would cause quite a cinematic conclusion, combining a plague of wind, tsunamis, heat, and other terrors into a horrible death-fest. Honestly, count me in.

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