“There are no Halloween cocktails,” someone once said on Twitter, and they might be right. I tried to find a pumpkin one that didn’t taste like baby food and I failed—no pumpkin spice martini for you. Fear not, I wouldn’t leave you out in the cold: A Corpse Reviver is the perfect Halloween treat.
What happens after we die? Spiritually, who knows. Physically? Your body becomes a festering production line, spewing out more than 400 nasty compounds that would be toxic to your body if you weren't already dead, as Scientific American explains in this unsettlingly cheery animation.
Professor Girolamo Segato of Florence, Italy invented a process to preserve human remains in a state of rock-hard petrification, but paranoia and fear destroyed his research, leaving just a small number of grim relics and a piece of morbidly-accented furniture as proof of his miraculous process.
The rising death rate in Japan has lengthened the average wait for cremation to roughly four days. That's a long 96 hours to let you lay there and ripen. So what do you do after shuffling off this mortal coil? You get yourself to a corpse hotel, obviously.
Lightpainting requires a certain sort of skill to get the sort of marvellous results we've seen previously, but Croix Gagnon and Frank Schott went the whole nine yards and played an animation of a cross-sectioned human body on a laptop, which they then whizzed through the air and took long-exposure photos of.
Japanese recovery workers have been forced to temporarily abandon 1,000 dead bodies within the radioactive danger zone surrounding the Fukushima nuclear plant, Kyodo News reports. Authorities fear the corpses, steeped in radiation, could spread harmful exposure if moved.
Up until now, crime scene investigators have relied mainly on sniffing-dogs to discover buried bodies, but a probe with the thickness of a human hair could send the doggies off to early retirement if scientists have their way.
A team of Danish researchers has discovered a way of dating dead bodies via the corpse's eye using a nuclear particle accelerator. The procedure, which measures the amount of a carbon isotope in the eye lens, has been made possible because of atomic weapons testing half a century ago. The technique only works for…