Overdoses on opioid drugs—including heroin, prescription painkillers, and certain street drugs—were the top cause of unintentional, preventable deaths in the United States in 2017.
A botched ocean funeral caused chaos in the Netherlands last week, but across the globe, sea burials are on the rise.
Search and rescue personnel carry a body bag containing remains of a passenger from Lion Air Flight 610 at the Tanjung Priok port on October 30th, 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Composed of several thousand handmade ceramic poppies, the sculpture honors those lost in World War I, which ended 100 years ago next month.
People pay homage to earthquake victims in Mexico City on September 19th, 2018, on the anniversary of two deadly earthquakes.
Three organizations collected reports from Puerto Ricans who believed their loved ones died as a result of Hurricane Maria but whose death certificates didn't indicate storm conditions as a cause of death.
This new death toll is more than twice as high as the estimates the Puerto Rican government released earlier this month.
Natural burials offer a greener alternative to traditional cemeteries, but Big Funeral is fighting back.
Ricardo A. Rosselló now admits that the toll "may be higher than the official count certified to date."
A new study finds thoughts of our mortality can make us more generous.
Botanists and forensic scientists developed the same theory in the late 19th century. They might have a lot to learn from each other, if they would talk to each other now.