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October 31, 2013

 

Dancing skeletons are used as decor for Day of the Dead celebrations.

Deadly Movements

Chemical reactions can cause decomposing bodies to twitch, move, and groan.

September 25, 2009

 

A huanted cemetary in Connecticut.

Bringing The Dead Back To Life?

Recently, scientists were able to revitalize a bacteria that's been dead for over 120,000 years! Are humans next?

March 5, 2009

 

Dead bug on its back

The Dead Bug and the Sleeping Hand

Bugs flip when they die because their legs return to what is called the "position of flexion."

September 27, 2003

 

A Band of Birds

Also, when birds are trapped over and over again through the years, this gives scientists a sense of their lifespan. How else can you know if the cardinal at your bird feeder is the same one that was there last year?

September 27, 2003

 

Can the Dead Move?

The chemicals that cause this reaction are stored in our nerve endings, and when we die, they’re gradually released.

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