The Neptune Memorial Reef is perfect for folks who want to spend their eternity sleeping with the fishes but also want to give loved ones a neat place to visit their remains. Folks can have their ashes combined with forms for a reef that is growing over the faux ruins of what looks like a lost city.
It's time to cremate grandma. But what's to come of the perfectly usable metal hip replacement she leaves behind? For the residents of several English cities, the answer lies in public signage.
Urns: They store burned-up dead people. And pretty much look the part. No way you're going to display The Ashes Formerly Known As Grandma on your sleek Wright-inspired mantle in some depressing brass death trophy. Can we interest you in a stylish metallic cube?
Funeral pyres are a shared ritual of many religions and ethnic groups. And cremation continues to play a role in modern society, but the practice is typically carried out behind the scenes in a funeral home.
Some people spend their lives accomplishing great things so that when they die they're never forgotten. But the rest of us now have a more couch potato-compatible solution. A company called Cremation Solutions will create an urn that looks like your severed head, so your family and friends will never forget you as…
Medical advances mean that many us aren't just made up of bone and flesh these days: artificial knees, titanium plates and pacemakers make their way into human bodies across the world every day. But what happens to them when their owners are cremated?
Sometimes, the best way to remember those who've passed on to the great unknown is to look at photographs. Or write a poem. Or leave flowers at their headstone. Or shoot them out of a gun.
From medicine to the military, lasers have infiltrated almost every part of our existence, including death.
Why should cremation be so somber? And why should your eternal resting place be some giant flower pot? Anna Marinenko's ghost urns are perhaps the only way to be certain you'll become a ghost after you pass away.
Burying someone takes a plot of land, a finite resource. Cremation produces carbon dioxide and other toxic chemicals, which is not ideal for the environment. The greenest way to go? Apparently aquamation, which is like cremation but with water.
Is this Swedish town that's routing heat from its crematorium to local homes morbid or brilliant? Let's just call them brilliantly morbid.
A Chinese man, killed by a weather rocket, was thought to have died from getting struck by lightning until his body exploded at his own funeral.
Here's the next step in mankind's never-ending quest for eternal life: Ink Afterlife, where cremated and ground-up ashes are mixed in with printer ink, and end up in a photograph. The ghouls at InkAafterlife.com supply you with a one-ounce barcoded vial, into which you lovingly place the powdery essence of the dearly…
Here's a great way to go out in style, with Soul Ash Solace by Maximal Design, a combination cremation coffin and urn that will make you the envy of all of your morgue mates. The body is placed in this coffin made of eco-friendly corrugated board, papier-m ch and wood, and on top of the coffin is a stainless steel…