Posts tagged with ‘death

This blue worm of death could hold the key to extra long longevity

Professor David Gems from the Institute of Health Ageing at UCL, who led the study, said in a release: We’ve identified a chemical pathway of self-destruction that propagates cell death in worms, which we see as this glowing blue fluorescence travelling through the body. It’s like a blue grim reaper, tracking death as it spreads throughout the organism until all life is extinguished. We found that when we blocked this pathway, we could delay death induced by a stress such as infection, but we couldn’t slow death from old-age. This suggests that aging causes death by a number of processes acting in parallel … Together the findings cast doubt on the theory that aging is simply a consequence of an accumulation of molecular damage. We need to focus on the biological events that occur during aging and death to properly understand how we might be able to interrupt these processes.

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11 Most Bizarre European Ossuaries

Across Europe in many predominantly Catholic or Orthodox countries are sites known as ossuaries, often referred to as “bone churches”. Creepy by today’s standards, these churches decorated from floor to ceiling with human skeletal remains were often used in places where major plagues had hit or where burial space had become scare.  Though the original intention in many areas was for bones to be buried when space became available, many of these remains are still up and hanging in these bone churches as a testament to this peculiar religious tradition.

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If you have to die some day, do it in style with a coffin with built-in surround sound!

Pause literally takes customized sound systems to another dimension with a customized coffin, tombstone and online music application.

When you die, what song do you want blaring out of your coffin?

The stories of the sex ghosts and the magical big dick mummies

Nothing in that headline is misleading. In an interview with The Hairpin, author, photographer and ossuary expert Paul Koudounaris sat down to talk about some of the weirder traditions he’s encountered in regards to ossuaries, mummies and treatment of the dead.

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Cosplay of the day: Lady Death
By Freddie Nova
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Cosplay of the day: Lady Death

By Freddie Nova

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Trailer for TLC’s new dumbass show ‘Best Funeral Ever’

A look at life — and death, mostly — at Dallas’ Golden Gate Funeral Home, as seen in this trailer from the upcoming December 26 special

And now, here’s a stupidly cheerful song about all the ways you can die

If only death was this charming.

And today, on Ask a Mortician… can a sealed casket explode?

Learn all about putrefaction and rotting corpses on this episode of Ask a Mortician.

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Ask a mortician: All about corpse defecation

In the latest videos in the “Ask a Mortician” series, the mortician in question finally answers the most common question she’s asked, and it’s all about pooping corpses.

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