Here's How You Preserve a Dead Dictator Forever

Hugo Chavez died a few days ago, but he's not exactly going six feet under any time soon. The late Venezuelan leader's body is going to be on display for a week so people can pay homage. But bodies rot starting immediately, and regular old funeral home embalming only lasts a matter of hours. How do you ensure that old… » 3/08/13 5:40pm 3/08/13 5:40pm

Will the Ghost of Your Dearly Departed Appreciate Being Enshrined in…

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? » 9/18/12 5:40pm 9/18/12 5:40pm

Please Stop Hauling Out Steve Jobs' Ghost

It is easy to speak for the dead—after all, they can't correct you. You can safely put words in the mouths of the deceased and trot their lifeless bodies out in public to wag a finger or nod in approval, with no fear that they'll complain. This is especially true of Steve Jobs. » 4/04/12 12:00pm 4/04/12 12:00pm

Automated Japanese Mausoleum Delivers Loved Ones While You Wait

The aging Japanese population presents a troubling problem when it comes burying loved ones. There's simply not enough room, and the room that is available costs about $20,000, according to Trends in Japan. So leave it to the Japanese to figure out a way to address the problem with a technological twist. Like a data… » 8/17/08 4:30pm 8/17/08 4:30pm