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“Death and Dying”

May 15, 2015 09:07 AM ET // AFP
Known for his soaring guitar licks and as an inspiration for generations of musicians, the blues legend died at age 89.
May 14, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Astronomers may have solved the decades-long cosmic murder mystery of what kills most galaxies in the universe: They are strangled to death, so they can no longer create new stars.
May 13, 2015 01:36 PM ET
In China, there's a centuries-old practice of burning fake money at the funerals of departed loved ones. But in recent years mourners have become more ambitious and the funeral market has responded.
May 13, 2015 06:30 AM ET // AFP
A passenger train derailed and overturned in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people and leaving a horrific scene of mangled metal and broken glass.
May 8, 2015 06:59 AM ET // Eric Niiler
PTSD, a psychological disorder, is linked for the first time with long-term, systemic effects on a basic process such as aging.
May 6, 2015 01:45 PM ET // Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
Fatal injuries from treadmills are rare -- but tragic, as in the case of Dave Goldberg.
May 5, 2015 11:26 AM ET // AFP
Two Dutch explorers studying melting Arctic sea ice have apparently drowned after falling through thin ice.
May 2, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
A Medieval teenage girl found buried face-down in northern Italy suffered from scurvy and was rejected by her community.
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