Sandy was not the only tropical cyclone this week
October 30, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Leon Jaroff and Paul Kurtz both died this weekend. Together, the two men represent some of the founding ideas of the modern skeptic community
October 22, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Earlier this week Keith Campbell, one of the scientists responsible for Dolly, died at the age of 58
October 12, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
One of the last two otters rescued from the Exxon Valdez oil spill has just passed away
October 11, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Using a mask made upon the great physicist's death, scientists created a 3D scan of Newton's visage
October 01, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Maggots that resided at the crime scene gave investigators a clue to the deceased's identiy
September 28, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Oscar the cat seems to know who will die and when - or perhaps he's just looking for someone to pet him
September 20, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
To friends around the world, fallen U.S. State Official was better known as "Vile Rat," his moniker in the online gaming community to which he was an avid participant
September 12, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Recorded surreptitiously, the 43 minute-long speech captures Armstrong's presentation one year prior to his passing
August 30, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
While jobs declined in England between 2008 to 2010, researchers found that suicides increased
August 15, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The doctor who embalmed Abraham Lincoln changed the way Americans think about funerals.
August 13, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Martin Fleischmann, who in 1989 claimed to have discovered cold fusion, died in his home in England on Friday, August 3rd, following a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
August 08, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Lovell, of the Lovell telescope, made several advances in radio astronomy and physics.
August 07, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Why more writers should be as fearless, and as prickly as Vidal.
August 01, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
A few highlights of death on New York City's subways over the years.
July 29, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
If you think battling evil in the bowels of a defunct space freighter is hard, try being the closeted, often-patronized poster child for womankind’s capacity to compete in a notoriously male-dominated field
July 24, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Some people have kids. Some make charitable donations. Some write memoirs. Pondering our inevitable death has a way of inspiring us to get off the couch and leave our mark on the world in whatever way we deem most significant. Now, saving the planet can be added to that list. Time philosophizes on how dwelling on our [...]
July 06, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Nora Ephron died last night at 71, of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia.
June 27, 2012 | By Sarah Laskow
For the first half of his life, Lonesome George lived on Pinta Island in the Galapagos. Once a thriving tortoise mecca, by the time a snail biologist discovered George there in 1971, the tortoise was the last of his subspecies, Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni. Dubbed “the world’s rarest creature,” George was transported to his new home, [...]
June 25, 2012 | By Sarah Laskow
Hosni Mubarak’s heart has stopped beating and he’s not responding to defibrillation. Mubarak is clinically dead. Wait, no—Mubarak is in a coma and now he’s on life support. Just kidding, Mubarak is almost stable. Uncertainty shrouds the 84-year-old former Egyptian president’s condition like smoke from so many hookahs. But confusion also accompanies the various medical [...]
June 20, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer