Should death be a cause for sadness or celebration? In some parts of China and Taiwan, it's a celebration that takes a uniquely erotic turn, with strippers coming to dance for the dead.
The pharaohs believed they descended from the gods so inbreeding was seen as a way to retain the sacred bloodline.
The skeletal remains of two lovebirds were uncovered, after being locked in a romantic embrace for the past 700 years.
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Deeply disturbing images show Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants executing soldiers or security force members. AFP explains why they ran them.
The disease is spread by direct contact with blood, feces or sweat, or by sexual contact or unprotected handling of contaminated corpses.
John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian mount for telescopes, passed away at the age of 98 in January, but he left behind a wonderful legacy for modern amateur astronomers.
New developments in the science of resuscitation mean the line between life and death might not be as clear as we once thought.